ESPN + is ESPN’s new video streaming service. Owned by Disney, it is overseen by the company’s BAMTech unit, which is behind other popular video apps like HBO, WWE, and others. ESPN is still making a lot of money on affiliate fees.
It bills cable companies, such as Comcast, Charter, Spectrum, Verizon, DirecTV, etc., and it probably doesn’t want to risk cannibalizing the main ESPN network to appease cable cutters.
The new ESPN + service is not a stand-alone application. It exists inside the existing ESPN app, which is available on a range of devices, including smartphones, game consoles, and streaming TV boxes and players. At launch, ESPN + works on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and web devices.