While there is some competition in the live sports world, i.e. some networks have the rights to certain sporting events on their network, Disney did, for a time, own all of the major 24-hour sports channels on television.
Those mobile games that are super boring but have a “premium” subscription? My nephew’s almost subscribed to a few of those game subscriptions on my phone because he doesn’t understand it’s bought with REAL money. Seems like a scam to me.