Disney will be increasing the price of its sports streaming service, ESPN+, in August. The price rise will take effect from Friday 13th August and will see the price increase for both monthly and annual subscriptions.
The new prices for EPSN+ will be:
- Monthly – $6.99
- Annual – $69.99
ESPN+ subscribers are currently being informed directly by email about the price rise.
The price of the Disney Streaming Bundle, which includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+, won’t be increasing, since the price was only increased earlier this year to $13.99 a month. The price of UFC Pay-Per-View events via ESPN+ also won’t be increasing.
ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service that offers fans in the U.S. thousands of live sports events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks and exclusive editorial content from dozens of ESPN writers and reporters. The streaming service launched in April 2018, ESPN+, has grown to more than 13.5 million subscribers.
Programming on ESPN+ includes exclusive UFC events, hundreds of MLB and NHL games, college sports (including football, basketball and nearly a dozen other sports from 20 conferences), top domestic and international soccer (Bundesliga, Serie A, FA Cup, MLS, Copa Del Rey, EFL Championship, Carabao Cup, Eredivisie, and more), Golf (coverage from PGA Tour, The Masters and PGA Championship), Top Rank Boxing, Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, exclusive ESPN+ Original series and studio shows (including ESPN+ NFL PrimeTime, Peyton’s Places, Stephen A’s World, SportsNation, The Fantasy Show, Detail, ESPN FC, Bettor Days, Our Time, Dana White’s Contender Series, and many more), plus exclusive access to the entire library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films.
The price of ESPN+ only increased in January, going from $4.99 to $5.99.
With Disney making lots of major announcements about new programming coming to ESPN+, this additional content will have to be paid for by subscribers.
What do you think of this price increase?