Jump to content

ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. to launch sports streaming platform


Recommended Posts


ESPN, Fox and Warner Brothers Discovery announced plans on Tuesday to launch a sports streaming platform in the fall that will include offerings from at least 15 networks and all four major...



The platform will include games from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR and college sports, including Men's and Women's March Madness, as well as golf, tennis and the FIFA World Cup.


It will include offerings from 15 linear networks -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, TNT, TBS, truTV -- and ESPN+.

If you only care about sports, I can see this being attractive depending on the price. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Something I'm not totally clear on, is this going to be like the exclusive way to get these networks, or is stuff like Sling, Fubo, YouTube TV etc. still going to carry these? Because it seems like completely kills Sling and Fubo at a minimum otherwise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The list of included channels is extremely compelling, but there are two issues:


1. Unless I'm mistaken all of them are available on YouTube TV, so that is the price ceiling - and I have to think this service will cost $40-50/mo given the volume of content, competitive landscape, and revenue cannibalization (since a lot of subscribers will be new cable cutters, so the loss of carriage fee eats into margin).


2. No USA, so unless NBC decides to start putting USA-broadcast matches on Peacock, you'd lose out on most of the major PL matches. That alone would keep me with YouTube TV, especially if the service costs as much as I think it will.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...