They’re not the first and not the last, but for those who want ESPN without subscribing to cable, your chance will come this Spring.
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed to CNBC that the company is planning to launch a standalone service for the network, priced at $4.99. The service will expand on the ESPN App, which already allows you to watch the network if you login with your cable provider. Iger said the scores and highlights will also be improved and they have ESPN Plus planned, which will bring fans more programming.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says a new ESPN app will launch in the spring and "ESPN Plus" streaming service will cost $4.99. pic.twitter.com/nIMzPh9H5n
— CNBC (@CNBC) February 6, 2018
ESPN has seen a downturn in viewership in previous years, thanks to people cutting the cord and moving on from cable altogether. This new service should cater to sports fans who only want ESPN and do not want to subscribe to cable or online TV service for their fix.
Is this worth your money?