Set to Launch April 12

Dean Simpson
April 4, 2018

A basic subscription to ESPN+ will cost $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year, with the option to purchase the entire MLB.TV package for an additional $24.99 per month (an NHL.TV out-of-market package will also be available starting with the 2018-19 NHL season). For $5 per month, subscribers will get access to a lineup of live sports, original programming and an on-demand library.

In addition to the major domestic pro sports leagues in the U.S., ESPN+ will air thousands of college sporting events (primarily from smaller conferences), PGA Tour golf, hundreds of matches from three of the Grand Slam tennis tournament (all except the French Open) and scores of global sports such as rugby and cricket.

Michael Paull, the president of BAMTECH Media, said, "ESPN+ will connect fans directly to sports they love wherever and whenever they want".

Dubbed ESPN+, the subscription service will feature live sporting events, original shows and on-demand programming. The service, ESPN+ will arrive April 12 with a newly updated app. Another streaming service for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm content is expected to launch in late 2019.

Boxing - Thanks to its agreement with Top Rank Boxing, subscribers will have access to various bouts including the Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco card which will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

Live sports rights have been a sticking point for the service.

Subscribers will have access to a featured daily Major League Baseball and NHL game throughout their respective seasons, which amounts to more than 180 live games of each sport.

If you are an Iona College alum or a huge fan of Alabama gymnastics, it looks you're going to have to pay a little extra to watch your favorite games and events. The current ESPN app will be completely redesigned in order to accommodate for the service. The service does not include ESPN, the cable channel. A similar offering will also launch ahead of the National Hockey League season.

At the same time, sports viewing has shifted to many digital media platforms.

In addition to offering nearly 200 games, ESPN is throwing in some extra goodies.

The service is also promising more than 100 days of coverage from 31 PGA Tour events, hundreds of tennis matches from tournaments like Wimbledon and the U.S. Open as well as hundreds of rugby and cricket matches. Meanwhile, cricket fans across the US will get matches across Test, ODI, and T20 formats from New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Ireland.

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