ESPN Plus Streaming Service Coming In Spring 2018

During this weeks Walt Disney World quarterly results investors meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed that ESPN’s own streaming service will be called ESPN Plus (ESPN+).  The new streaming service is set to launch in the spring of 2018.

“The product will be accessible through a new and fully redesigned ESPN app, which will allow users to access sports scores and highlights, stream our channels on an authenticated basis and subscribe to ESPN+ for additional sports coverage, including thousands of live sporting events.  This one app [will offer] sports fans far more than they can get on any other app, website or channel” said Bog Iger.

No details have yet been revealed regarding price, though since it would have less volume that streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, “the pricing will reflect that.”

ESPN has been losing subscribers from its cable service for a while, as more customers have been cutting the cord, ditching cable and Disney are hoping to go direct to customers and offer them a online alternative, which is why they’ve been heavily investing in streaming companies like BAMTech.

Will you be subscribing to the ESPN streaming service?


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