By Tara Lachapelle / Bloomberg Gadfly Deals Columnist:

– Multiple sources, including The Edge, are suggesting hidden value in Disney Spinning off ESPN or media networks division entirely

– Lagging sports subscriptions/viewership lagging behind as the movie-studio and theme parks segments boom

Disney without ESPN? An idea some thought improbable, if not crazy, is now catching on.

The Edge, which analyzes Spinoffs, has written about a Disney breakup, too, noting that the media networks and the rest of Disney “lack sufficient synergies and have vastly different outlooks and business model challenges.”

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