ESPN, Fox and Warner Team Up to Create Sports Streaming Platform
ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are looking to launch a streaming platform later this year, bringing all sports to the consumer in one location. This platform currently does not have a name or a price, but you can venture a guess that the price tag will not be cheap. Each of the three partners will have a one-third stake in the platform.
Consumers will have access to this new platform that ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Are launching through an app they will download for free. Subscribers to their service will be able to bundle their sports service with their current Disney+, Hulu, and Max plans. That should help cushion the blow to the wallet that this will likely have.
The idea behind this new streaming platform is to bring all sports to the consumer without having multiple subscriptions and apps to go through on any given game day. Disney will include ESPN and its sister networks, such as ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, as well as the ABC broadcast network. Warner Bros. networks that showcase sports are TNT, TBS, and TruTV. Fox will include the Fox broadcast station along with FS1, FS2, and BTN. This plan will also include ESPN+ for any UFC fans.
The merging of ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. To bring sports to fans in one location is a good idea in theory, if YouTube TV didn’t already exist. I just fail to see how this is going to be profitable when so many consumers use YTTV as their source of sports. Once we know more about the price of the plans, we will have a better gauge of how this will pan out. Stay tuned to the site for more details as they become public.