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So they announced today ESPN's new streaming app is going to be $4.99 a month, and will feature thousands of new programming not available elsewhere.

Does that mean it might include CUSA events, or are we likely going to be squeezed out again?
02-06-2018 06:47 PM
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Not really sure how this impacts football or basketball. Unless they are planning to make people pay for their ESPN3 football games.
02-06-2018 07:19 PM
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(02-06-2018 07:19 PM)msm96wolf Wrote:  Not really sure how this impacts football or basketball. Unless they are planning to make people pay for their ESPN3 football games.

They have previously stated this is where they intend to monetize much of their non-P5 content.
02-06-2018 07:50 PM
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I find the following statement confusing.

ESPN Plus will not contain access to SportsCenter or to live ESPN channels, as Iger says Disney will not make ESPN Plus available unless you’re a “traditional or non-traditional” subscriber of standard ESPN.

What is a non-traditional subscriber? I thought that's what they were targeting with this.
02-06-2018 08:35 PM
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(02-06-2018 08:35 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  I find the following statement confusing.

ESPN Plus will not contain access to SportsCenter or to live ESPN channels, as Iger says Disney will not make ESPN Plus available unless you’re a “traditional or non-traditional” subscriber of standard ESPN.

What is a non-traditional subscriber? I thought that's what they were targeting with this.

Playstation Vue etc. I have internet only service plus ESPN on Vue so I have ESPN3 as well.

I think it is a silly idea, why should I pay for ESPN plus and NOT get access to the general ESPN content? I understand Disney wanting to keep the cable revenue. This may be Disney's way of appeasing cable, otherwise the cable companies could easily unbundle ESPN.
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(02-06-2018 08:46 PM)FIU4Ever Wrote:  
(02-06-2018 08:35 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  I find the following statement confusing.

ESPN Plus will not contain access to SportsCenter or to live ESPN channels, as Iger says Disney will not make ESPN Plus available unless you’re a “traditional or non-traditional” subscriber of standard ESPN.

What is a non-traditional subscriber? I thought that's what they were targeting with this.

Playstation Vue etc. I have internet only service plus ESPN on Vue so I have ESPN3 as well.

I think it is a silly idea, why should I pay for ESPN plus and NOT get access to the general ESPN content? I understand Disney wanting to keep the cable revenue. This may be Disney's way of appeasing cable, otherwise the cable companies could easily unbundle ESPN.


My guess is they have to structure it that way to comply with current cable agreements. As carriage agreements are renewed, they will likely reserve the right to stream ESPN direct to the consumer like HBO.
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I wonder if you'll get your regional ESPN Plus for free on cable/satellite, but you'll have to purchase all the rest.

Because isn't ESPN Plus replacing the local Fox Sports Nets?
02-07-2018 07:47 AM
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Please tell me CUSA will not go to this platform! Talking about selling out for a service no one will watch, rather remain on Stadium and Bein if this is only other option....Either way I would hope WKU would remain on FCS for most games...
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How will this be different than ESPN3? Will they phase out ESPN3 into ESPN+? If so, they'll begin charging $5 for what came free with your cable/satellite subscription.
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(02-07-2018 08:25 AM)MUsince96 Wrote:  How will this be different than ESPN3? Will they phase out ESPN3 into ESPN+? If so, they'll begin charging $5 for what came free with your cable/satellite subscription.

Sort of. Basically, its a new place for ESPN to put some of the content and a new way to monetize it. The way I understand ti, ESPN-Plus will have some exclusive live content not available elsewhere.
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