New Details on ESPN Streaming Service

Bristol, CT - January 28, 2016 - Studio X: (L to R) Portrait of Kevin Negandhi, Jaymee Sire, Sarina Morales and Jay Harris on the set of the 7am SportsCenter (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

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.

Following an interview with CNBC’s Closing Bell, Disney CEO, Bob Iger confirmed the name of the new venture. He stated,

“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
  • MLB
  • MLS
  • NHL
  • 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.”


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