New ESPN streaming service to cost USD 4.99 in the US

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that ESPN’s new standalone streaming service, ESPN Plus, will cost USD 4.99 per month. It will be launched in Spring in the United States.
Iger said that the service will be available along with a relaunch of the ESPN app. ESPN Plus will feature 10,000 sporting events each year, including MLB, NHL, MLS leagues and tennis’ Grand Slam events, CNBC reported. It will also include live programming that will not be available on any of the channels.
This new direct-to-consumer offering is part of a strategy that seeks attract cord-cutters” or “cord-nevers”. Disney also plans to launch its own OTT platform in 2019 in the United States. In August last year, when the project was announced, Iger said the company will “also rollout the service in multiple markets outside the United States”.