During the Investor Day 2020 event, Disney shared an interesting update for ESPN+ and Hulu subscribers. Starting early next year, ESPN+ and all of its content will be available to view directly within the Hulu app.
Users can sign up or use an existing ESPN+ subscription to watch without leaving the Hulu app.
Separately, the two streaming services have reached huge milestones for subscriber numbers. Hulu currently has 38.8 million subscribers, and ESPN+ has 11.5 million subscribers.
Disney also announced that ESPN and the SEC have reached a new 10-year agreement beginning in 2024-25, which will add up to 15 premier football games across ESPN or ABC. With that agreement, ESPN+ will have the right to stream one non-conference football game and two non-conference men’s basketball games per SEC school each season.
“This new agreement was born from a strong foundation which began almost 25 years ago and now reflects a shared vision of the future with the SEC, Commissioner Sankey and their member institutions,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content. “With all the conference’s games under the ESPN umbrella and adding ABC and ESPN+ to our distribution channels, ESPN will have complete scheduling flexibility, resulting in maximum exposure and adding significant benefits for SEC schools and fans.”