Tag Archives: ESPN Plus

ESPN Wide World of Sports Looks to Increase eSports Presence

Walt Disney World’s sprawling sports complex has followed through with its previous intentions to add eSports into the mix, and it appears that the events they’ve hosted so far are just the beginning. Back in May, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex presented the Gfinity FIFA 2018 Spring Cup, marking the first time in […]

Disney to Launch ESPN+ Streaming Service This April

The first streaming service developed as part of The Walt Disney Company’s new focus on direct-to-consumer media now has an official launch date and subscription cost. Beginning on April 12th of this year, ESPN+ will offer customers an array of live sports, original content, and an on-demand sports library for $4.99 a month. ESPN+ was […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Hints at Tiered Pricing for Streaming Services

During the 1st quarter earnings call earlier this month, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger talked about a $4.99 for ESPN Plus, the new streaming sports service that’s set to debut soon. Now, Iger is suggesting that the ESPN service, as well as the still unnamed Disney entertainment service, may adopt a tiered pricing structure. […]

ESPN’s Executive Vice President Says Password-Sharing is Piracy

Digital content via Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and other streaming services has become a large market for how people consume media. Often times friends and family share their passwords for these services, but now Justin Connolly, an executive vice president of ESPN, says that password-sharing should be considered piracy. He said to Bloomberg, “It’s people […]

ESPN Plus Streaming Service Launching in 2018

There was a ton of information packed into Disney’s Q4 earnings call yesterday. Potentially one of the biggest announcements was the ESPN Plus streaming service that will be launching in spring 2018. Disney CEO Bob Iger said that this new service will allow viewers to “stream our channels on an authenticated basis and subscribe to ESPN […]