We already knew Disney was planning to launch its stand-alone ESPN streaming service this spring and also how much it’d cost, but now we know precisely when it’ll arrive. The network announced today that its ESPN+ subscription will debut. On that date, you may expect to tap into a library of sport content that contains live coverage, ESPN original and on need choices for $5 per month. The brand new streaming service will be incorporated into the ESPN application, similar to WatchESPN is for cable subscribers. The networks says the ESPN+ subscription provides access to live coverage of games and events from MLB, National hockey league, MLS, schools sports, boxing, PGA golf, tennis and much more.
Tucking all that into the ESPN application most followers of the network area already familiar with means easy accessibility as well. As you may anticipate, ESPN+ are also accessible online via ESPN.com. ESPN’s struggles to keep up with the cable cutting motion is well documented, and the network is looking to this stand-alone option to attract sports fans back in. $5 per month is surely an attractive price tag for the service, so we are going to have to wait and see whether the hordes of viewers that dropped their cable plan are ready to add live sports back in their streaming regime. Disney also has large plans for a streaming service of its own slated to start in 2019. No word on pricing for that one just yet, but Chief executive officer Bob Iger has said we could expect it to be cheaper than Netflix.