Disney introduced a debut streaming sports service ESPN+. It is an all-in-one, direct to consumer premium streaming service which offers thousands of live sporting events as well as original series and films. It also provides access to lot of ESPN on-demand library. ESPN+ is the first premium service from Walt Disney’s direct to customer and international group through a partnership with ESPN.
The release of ESPN+ coincides with the release of the free ESPN App, which features five primary navigation menus. Viewers can catch live events, check scores, watch news and analysis, view video clips and listen to ESPN Radio content. In addition to this, it provides authenticated access to live and on-demand for subscribers to the U.S. linear and digital cable networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and other ESPN TV properties.
ESPN+ is an overtime play to sports fans. It also includes coverage not included in ESPN channels and much more in-depth coverage than programming found there. Among its offerings MLB, NHL and MLS games not already covered, as well as Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, the PGA Tour golf, and many college sports. International sports such as rugby and cricket also are featured. The ESPN app is available for Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV in the Web. The premium service offers the same functionality as the ESPN app, including the ability to pause, rewind and restart live programming.