Disney Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Live-Streaming Costs

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Disney may face an antitrust lawsuit in a case that targets it for its dual role as a distributor and a content supplier.

Disney owns ESPN and Hulu, the second-largest US streamer. THR reports that the class action petition alleges that the way Disney manages its streaming businesses amounts to an arrangement giving the House of Mouse a chance to do anticompetitive negotiations with its competition, leading to higher live streaming costs in general.

YouTube TV subscribers filed the suit Friday in the Central District of California US District Court. It outlines their contention that Disney’s grip on the market lets

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