As we have been following for the better part of the year, Disney is making a lot of changes and is jumping full force into the world of streaming. Not only are they preparing to roll out a Disney-brand streaming service, but they have plans for their sports department to enter into the streaming realm.
“The third feature is a plus service, we’re calling it ESPN Plus, that will include an array of live programming that is not available — live sports, live sports events — not available on current channels.”
Disney tentatively plans to roll out an ESPN+ sometime in early 2018 to the tune of $4.99 per month. It is speculated that the service will carry approximately 10,000 sporting events every year that covers:
- Collegiate Sports
- Tennis Grand Slam Events
Mr. Iger continued speaking about this venture,
“There are signs that young people are coming into multi-channel television. People that were once called or thought to be cord-nevers are starting to adopt less expensive over-the-top packages.”