If you believe that streaming is indeed the future of how we consume content, you will be pleased to learn that Disney feels the same way and the company will be kicking things off by launching an ESPN streaming package. This new service is planned for a launch by the end of the year, but unfortunately for now the details are a bit scarce.
However what we do know is what shows the new package will not be featuring. Basically if the ESPN-related content you see on cable or through subscription services like Sling TV or PlayStation Vue are out of the question. So if you were hoping to be able to stream those kinds of content, you’d be out of luck.
According to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger, “The goal is not to take product off ESPN’s current channels, but to use sports and product that ESPN has already licensed that’s not appearing on the channels.” So what does this mean for users? Basically this means that you’ll be able to expect content like MLB, NHL, and college sports.
Is this necessarily a bad thing? For those who love sports, we guess this will just give them more content to watch, but for those hoping to cut the cord on cable, this is probably not what you were expecting.