Major US networks launching the ‘Netflix’ of sport streaming

ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery, three major sports TV companies in the US, announced on Tuesday their collaboration to launch a streaming sports service in H2 2024. This joint venture will offer live streams of sporting events from networks owned by all three companies, featuring games from the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the NBA. Additionally, subscribers will gain access to linear channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV, and ESPN+, which could be advantageous for those contemplating cutting cable subscriptions.

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The service’s name and pricing details will be disclosed later this year. It will be available as a standalone app for all US residents to subscribe to, with the option to bundle it with existing Disney+, Hulu, and Max subscriptions for an undisclosed fee.

Each network will hold an equal one-third stake in the service, which will operate under independent management. However, it’s worth noting that the new service may not fulfil all the needs of diehard sports enthusiasts, as other entities such as Amazon, Apple, NBC, and Paramount hold rights to various sporting events like Thursday Night Football, Major League Soccer, Sunday Night Football, and certain NFL games respectively.