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Disney empire strikes back, sort of, with new streaming plan

LOS ANGELES: ¬†Disney Co. has the potential to shake up the television sector with its plan to offer direct-to-consumer streaming services and take on Netflix on its own turf. But analysts say the move is likely to have only limited impact on the Netflix juggernaut and represents an effort by Disney to keep pace with the industry shift to online television services. Disney announced on Tuesday it would launch a "multi-sport" streaming service under its ESPN brand in early 2018 and a Disney branded direct-to-consumer…