ESPN launched ESPN+ today, its new DTC subscription streaming service. ESPN+ is part of the completely redesigned ESPN App, created to curate all of ESPN's content into a content experience unique to each fan's individual tastes.
How Is This Different From ESPN3?
Access to ESPN3 and ESPN's TV Everywhere streaming is authenticated against a cable subscription. ESPN+ is a stand-alone subscription service, which will not include ESPN3 and TV Everywhere streaming. Access to one is not required for access to the other.
What Will Be Available on ESPN+?
ESPN+ will feature thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. This includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films (including 30 for 30) and more.
How Much Will ESPN+ Cost?
ESPN+ will cost $4.99 per month or a discounted rate of $49.99 for a yearly subscription, with the ability to cancel at any time. There is a 7-day free trial at the beginning of the subscription, with a special extended 30-day free trial during the first week of launch (through April 18).
Will I Be Able To Access ESPN+ Through the WatchESPN App?
No. Fans should download the redesigned ESPN App to take full advantage of all of ESPN's digital offerings. The ESPN App will have access to news, scores, highlights & audio, TV Everywhere streaming access to ESPN's linear networks and ESPN3 (previously available on the WatchESPN app), and ESPN+.
Which Valpo Spring Events Will Be Available On Which Service?
The April 14-15 softball series at Drake, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference softball, track and field and baseball championships, will be carried on ESPN+.
The April 20-22 baseball series at Evansville, the April 24 softball game at Loyola, the May 5 softball doubleheader at Illinois State and the May 13 baseball game at Illinois State will be carried on The Valley on ESPN3.
Where Will Valpo and MVC Events Be Available Moving Forward?
ESPN will continue to utilize both The Valley on ESPN3 and ESPN+ to stream Valparaiso University and Missouri Valley Conference games. Schedules of which games will be available on which service will be published prior to the start of each sports season.
For more information on the redesigned ESPN App and ESPN+, visit https://es.pn/2GRAI5D.