ESPN said it would make available hundreds of hours of professional and college sports, its library of programming, and even rugby and cricket matches on its new ESPN+ streaming service, which it intends to launch April 12 at a price of $4.99 per month.
At launch, ESPN+ will offer a live Major League Baseball game every day during the regular season, amounting to more than 180 games. It will offer a similar daily schedule of National Hockey League games during the 2018-2019 regular season. Soccer fans, meanwhile, will have exclusive access to full Major League Soccer out-of-market schedule and Chicago-area subscribers will be able to view in-market Chicago Fire matches. ESPN+ will also offer a selection of boxing matches, college sports, PGA Tour golfing events, Grand Slam tennis tournaments and international rugby and cricket matches.