For over a year we have known that Disney was working on a streaming service for ESPN. The service will be caused ESPN+, and now we know the price.
“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,” Iger said in an exclusive interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”
ESPN+ will have about 10,000 sporting events each year, will have content from the MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate sports and tennis’ Grand Slam events. Daisy said last August it would launch its own ESPN video streaming service in early 2018. (That is as always subject to change.
“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,” Iger said.
We still know very little about the service and exactly what content it will carry. Well we know some of the sports it will offer the question now is will these be spring practice games or full games for example.
For now, cord cutters will have to wait and see what ESPN and Disney do next.
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