ESPN+ Will Stream 24,000 Live Events This Year





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Recently Disney gave an update on their plans for ESPN+. As part of that presentation, it was announced that ESPN+ will stream 24,000 live events this year including this week’s UFC first pay-per-view fight that will only be available on ESPN+. This UFC pay-per-view deal will run through 2025.

Now many have called ESPN+ a cord cutting service. The truth is it does not show any sporting events as you would get with cable TV. ESPN+ is rather a service targeting the hardcore sports fans who happen to be a cable subscriber or a cord cutter.

Disney is rapidly expanding its lineup of sports offered through ESPN+. This includes a new partnership with the Big 12. ESPN says this new deal with the Big 12 will mean the following events will be coming to ESPN+:

  • An exclusive regular-season football game each season from each participating school, as well as any spring football games;
  • All regular season and exhibition men’s basketball games not distributed on ESPN’s linear networks (expected to be upwards of 75 games per year);
  • Women’s basketball and other conference sports such as volleyball, soccer, wrestling, softball, and baseball;
  • Select Big 12 Conference championship events and original content.

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