April 16, 2018
Roku April 16 announced the availability of The Walt Disney Co.’s new $4.99 monthly ($49.99 annual) over-the-top video service, ESPN+, via a new ESPN channel on the Roku platform.
ESPN+ is the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney’s upstart “direct-to-consumer and international group,” in partnership with ESPN.
The service offers subscribers access to select MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket and catalog ESPN Films (including “30 for 30”), among other programing.
“The launch of ESPN+ marks an exciting moment for the OTT sports experience, giving consumers more sports content from their favorite pastimes than ever,” Scott Rosenberg, GM of platform business at Roku, said in a statement.