Disney is going to make it much easier to catch up with your favorite sporting events on ESPN. The company has confirmed that it’s going to launch a standalone ESPN streaming service. The new service is due to go live next year. Disney is series about moving into consumer streaming and for that purpose it has bought a majority ownership in BAMTech for $1.58 billion. BAMTech is a consumer streaming company.
One of the first streaming services that Disney launches will all about its sports network, ESPN. The streaming service will offer close to 10,000 live regional, national, and international games and events every year.
The games include Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Grand Slam Tennis, and college events. Subscribers will also be able to subscribe to individual sports packages such as NHL.TV, MLB.TV, and MLS Live.
The standalone ESPN streaming service is going to be delivered through an updated version of the existing ESPN mobile app. The new app will also feature news, highlights, and scores.
Details about the pricing and availability haven’t been confirmed as yet but we’re bound to hear more about them next year when Disney comes close to launching its standalone ESPN streaming service.