BBC News: Walt Disney to start own online streaming services in US for movies, shows and sports ... directly to consumers. It will launch an ESPN-branded sports service early next year and a Disney streaming service in 2019. The firm also said it would end a distribution deal with Netflix. Disney plans to take majority ownership of BAMTech, a video-streaming company started by Major League Baseball. Disney will pay $1.58bn (£1.2bn) to increase its stake in the firm from 33% to 75%."