Disney launches new $5 a month streaming service

Tyler Owen
April 4, 2018

"ESPN3 will still have thousands of live events and, while some content will shift to ESPN+, we will actively program live events across both platforms". "That same belief is at the heart of ESPN+ and the new ESPN App", said James Pitaro, ESPN president and co-chair, Disney Media Networks. Fans subscribing to the $4.99 per month service, which debuts on April 12, will get over 180 Major League Baseball games this season (featuring every team), over 180 NHL games in the upcoming season, and a selection of main event and undercard boxing matches.

ESPN, whose parent company is Disney, is embarking on a new world, one that the WWE Network has crafted over the past few years, and one with potential for a bright future, should it evolve properly.

ESPN will officially launch its own streaming service next week, the sports network announced Monday.

The ESPN+ service will offer year-round coverage of boxing, including a selection of the main event fights beginning with the April 21 Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco fight scheduled for April 21 in Liverpool, England.

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Here's what you need to know with regard to accessing ESPN+ once it is launched.

COLLEGE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL: ESPN+ will help college baseball and softball fans see more games than ever before, with hundreds more games from across the college ranks streamed live, exclusively on ESPN+. The on-demand library could refer to classic sporting games, documentaries, or a list of selected ESPN original programming. Soccer fans, meanwhile, will have exclusive access to full Major League Soccer out-of-market schedule, and Chicago-area subscribers will be able to view in-market Chicago Fire matches.

ESPN recently announced that they're starting a streaming service, coming April 12. ESPN+ will also have hundreds of games this fall from soccer, volleyball, and field hockey as the 2018-19 academic year gets under way. Early consensus would appear to be that you should keep your cable package, but the press release telling you what you'd get from the service was still pretty freaking long. A similar offering will also launch ahead of the National Hockey League season. Instead, ESPN seems to be targeting people who've already given up on cable, with a package that restores access to some live sports.

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