ESPN, Fox & Warner Bros. sports streaming service explained

This year, a unique project awaits American sports fans. ESPN (owned by The Walt Disney Company), Fox and Warner Bros. have joined forces to build a huge streaming sports service.

It will bundle sports channels from the portfolios of all three companies, allowing users stream a vast range of tournaments, playoffs, and races all in one place. Subscribers will gain access to the service via a new app.

The project’s goal is, of course, to bring together programs scattered across different platforms. The new streaming service is still in a relatively early stage of development, but we will try to shed some light on it.

Here’s everything we know about it.

What is the ESPN, Fox & Warner Bros. sports streaming service called?

The name of the service has yet to be revealed. We may have to wait a few more months for its announcement.

When is the new streaming service launching?

The ESPN, Fox & Warner Bros. platform will debut in the fall of 2024.

What channels are included on the streaming service?

If you buy a subscription to the platform, you will gain access to channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV, and ESPN+.

This means that the service will include the following sporting events:

Pro Football (NFL, UFL)
Basketball (NBA, WNBA)
Baseball (MLB)
Hockey (NHL)
College sports (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East, SEC, 40 NCAA Championship Events, NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments, The College Football Playoff, among others)
Golf (PGA Tour, PGA Championship, The Masters, TGL)
Grand Slam Tennis (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open)
Cycling (Giro d’Italia, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Giro Donne)
Soccer (FIFA World Cup, U.S Soccer, NWSL, MLS, LALIGA, Bundesliga, UEFA, CONCACAF)
Combat Sports (UFC, Top Rank)
Auto (Formula 1, NASCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans)

How much will it cost?

It hasn’t been revealed how much it will cost to subscribe to the service or what tiers will be provided. At this point, it’s hard to say whether buying access to the new platform will be worthwhile.

Will Disney+ and Max subscribers get it for free?

As mentioned above, there’s no information about pricing. However, it is known that there will be an option to bundle the service with Disney+, Hulu and/or Max subscriptions.

This means that users of these platforms won’t be able to use the sports streamer for free. However, they can probably count on favourable package prices.

Will the streaming service launch in the UK or outside the US?

The new sports service will launch exclusively in the US. However, if it proves to be a success, it may one day launch in other countries.

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