Streaming OTT Service Launches Next Week

Streaming OTT Service Launches Next Week

Streaming OTT Service Launches Next Week

Subscribers will also be able to access an on-demand library, although it's not exactly clear what this will entail. ESPN+ will also be part of a redesigned ESPN app that will serve as an all-in-one digital sports destination.

The service will be available through an update to the ESPN app, which the company's president James Pitaro described as "completely re-imagined" and "increasingly personalized" in a statement on Monday.

The launch of the ESPN streaming platform precedes an even bigger new product from its parent conglomerate, a direct-to-consumer Disney-branded platform next year that will boast a deep well of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Disney content and is poised to rival Netflix's (NFLX) and Amazon's (AMZN) respective video services.

Added Disney direct-to-consumer and global chairman Kevin Mayer, "The launch of ESPN+ marks the beginning of an exciting new era of innovation for our media businesses - one defined by an increasingly direct and personal relationship with consumers".

ESPN has announced they will be offering a brand new digital experience for users.

The service, which was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during an earnings call in November of a year ago and detailed in a post on ESPN's website today, will run you just $5 a month.

NHL - One free game per day (again local blackouts apply) with the NHL.TV package available for purchase. Let us know what you think and whether you'll be looking to add this to your streaming arsenal.

MLS - Subscribers get the entire MLS out-of-market package which will total some 250 games. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.

LACROSSE, TENNIS AND TRACK & FIELD: ESPN+ will carry dozens of events from across conferences this spring.

You can learn more about the new ESPN+ platform here. It will offer one Major League Baseball game and one National Hockey League game per day throughout the regular seasons for each sport, amounting to more than 180 baseball and hockey games each season, with blackout rules applying. ESPN Plus will provide sports lovers with "thousands of live sports events".

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