ESPN's New Streaming Service To Be $4.99 A Month

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The monthly subscription fee will be $4.99. "ESPN3 will still have thousands of live events and, while some content will shift to ESPN+, we will actively program live events across both platforms".

Other than what has been released in the link above, we don't know much more regarding boxing and college wrestling on the ESPN+ streaming service but as fans of the sports we can get excited for more coverage than we get now.

While you may not be a sports fan, Disney Media Networks' plans for ESPN+ may have bigger implications for you down the line.

ESPN+ will be an integrated part of a completely redesigned and reimagined ESPN App that will be the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans.

That's great news if you're a fan of, say, the Chicago Fire (especially since ESPN+ will apparently be the local market home for 27 Fire matches in Chicago), but probably not enough to make you want to chuck your cable subscription.

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Still, those who hope the ESPN streaming service will offer high-profile National Football League games or National Basketball Association conference finals may be disappointed. LO GRECO BOUT: ESPN+ is a key part of ESPN's multiplatform Top Rank Boxing on ESPN agreement and will feature boxing throughout the year, with a selection of exclusive main-event fights beginning with the April 21 Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco bout in Liverpool, UK. Expect more details on the app before next week's ESPN+ launch.

In addition to being able to watch a slew of your favorite sports live, the ESPN Plus app will offer a little bit more. ESPN Plus will feature one Major League Baseball game each day of the week throughout the season.

ESPN+ is also absorbing MLS Live, meaning all out-of-market matches from the North American soccer league will be streamable through the new service.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more information on ESPN Plus as the service goes live on April 12th. If the game isn't on cable, then it will have to be streamed on ESPN+. Not only did Minneapolis host Super Bowl 52, the Final Four, and the X Games, but our own, often beleaguered sports teams have been fighting there way to respectability as well.

- Rugby and Cricket: Rugby matches from Sanzaar and Major League Rugby as well as cricket matches in New Zealand and Ireland.

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