A standalone streaming service for ESPN, which will be known as ESPN Plus (ESPN+), is expected to launch in the spring of 2018.
“The product will be accessible through a new and fully redesigned ESPN app, which will allow users to access sports scores and highlights, stream our channels on an authenticated basis and subscribe to ESPN+ for additional sports coverage, including thousands of live sporting events,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said during an earnings call this week.
According to Iger, the service will offer sports fans far more than they currently get through any other app, website, or channel.
Sadly, what we don’t yet know is whether or not this service will be offered to cord cutters or those with existing cable packages. On top of that, no pricing or additional details were provided, so what we have here is just a tease for future announcements that will likely be made at some point next year.
As soon as we know more, we’ll let you know, sports fans.