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ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery have announced their plans to launch a sports streaming platform in the fall. The platform will feature offerings from at least 15 networks and all four major professional sports leagues, providing a comprehensive app for sports fans. It will offer games from a wide range of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR, and college sports. Pricing and a name for the service will be announced at a later date.
ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery announced plans on Tuesday to launch a sports streaming platform in the fall that will include offerings from at least 15 networks and all four major professional sports leagues.
The new sports streaming platform aims to replicate the success of the original Hulu concept but for live sports streaming. The three companies will each hold one-third ownership in the joint venture. Subscribers will have the ability to bundle the new platform with Disney+, Hulu, and/or Max. This partnership between major media companies brings together a wide variety of sports content and provides consumers with greater choice and value.
"My sense is knowing the cast of characters, they're looking at the original Hulu concept and thinking, 'Well, that worked out really well for us.' So let's do that again. But for live sports streaming," he said.