Disney to Launch ESPN+ Service for $4.99 Per Month Beginning April 12

ESPN’s streaming service ESPN+ to launch April 12		
		
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Sports fans finally know what ESPN's long-awaited subscription service, ESPN+, has to offer. "They will get all of that as part of a completely reimagined, increasingly personalized ESPN App that provides easy, one-stop access to everything ESPN offers".

Walt Disney (DIS) said Monday that its ESPN streaming sports network, created to be a supplement to the main premium sports cable network, goes lives on Thursday, April 12.

Disney's technology unit, BAMTECH, a unit of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and global, is backing the services. The first boxing match the app will show is the Amir Khan versus Phil Lo Greco fight on April 21'st.

MLS - MORE THAN 250 GAMES: At launch, ESPN+ will include exclusive access for subscribers to the entire MLS Live out-of-market schedule, featuring more than 250 games, * through their subscription. This won't be a huge concern for niche sports fans but for the average viewer that's mostly into mainstream sports, the subscription service likely won't be of much interest. ESPN Plus will feature one Major League Baseball game each day of the week throughout the season. And to keep ESPN+'s monthly fee low, it's keeping more high-profile events on its cable channels.

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He explained he held many different positions while over there. "For the people to put this on, I think it's awesome", he said. The ceremony was complete with a color guard, rifle volley, wreath laying and a bugler playing taps.

According to Deadspin, an ESPN spokesman would not confirm how ESPN3's slate of programming would change as a result of the new service. Likewise for hockey fans, the service will also stream over 180 National Hockey League games for the 2018-2019 season.

NHL - One free game per day (again local blackouts apply) with the NHL.TV package available for purchase. To put it simply: ESPN+ will not include ESPN. ESPN+ will give those that have cut the cord, access to a wide variety of different kinds of sports programming. Fans of Olympic sports will also get hundreds of wrestling, swimming and diving, gymnastics, and ice hockey events from a variety of conference partners nationwide exclusively on ESPN+. Over 100 days of live coverage - spanning 31 PGA Tour events including The Players Championship, the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - will be bundled into ESPN+, predominantly from Thursday through to Sunday.

A Disney branded service featuring content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Lucas Film is scheduled to launch next year.

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