ESPN Plus launches this Spring on iOS and Android for $4.99 per month

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ESPN Plus launches this Spring on iOS and Android for $4.99 per month
Disney president Bob Iger told CNBC yesterday that ESPN Plus, a new streaming service from the self proclaimed "sports leader" will be priced at $4.99 a month when it launches this spring. The platforms that will be offering the app include iOS, Android, tvOS and Chromecast. "10,000 live regional, national, and international games and events a year" will be streamed including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and Major Soccer League contests.

ESPN Plus will rollout at the same time that the revised ESPN app makes its appearance. The latter will continue to offer scores, highlights and standings, but will add more personalization. The ESPN app will continue to stream cable broadcasts from ESPN channels, and offer audio from its podcasts.

Besides baseball, hockey and soccer, ESPN Plus will offer action from other sports that you don't see much of on ESPN including Rugby, Grand Slam Tennis, Golf, Cricket and more. ESPN Plus launches one year before Disney starts its new streaming video service that will compete with Netflix. Next year, Disney will no longer give its first run theatrical releases to Netflix. Disney president Iger said that the company is working on a "few" Star Wars series for the unnamed app, which will launch in late 2019.

source: CNBC

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