After doing a soft launch over the summer the RSN MSG will officially launch its streaming service MSG+ this weekend. Now, cord cutters will have an option to watch their favorite teams on MSG but at a very high price.
MSG+ streaming service will cost $29.99 a month or $309.99 a year. Don’t want to pay that just to watch one or two games? MSG+ will let you watch a single game for $9.99 per game. The service will officially launch on September 24, 2023.
The New MSG+ service will also offer the ability to see live betting odds, personalized offers, and support on more devices.
Initially, the service was to launch in the Spring of this year, but MSG decided to push it back until the summer to make sure it had content to show. The fear was that since MSG has no MLB franchise, there wouldn’t be enough content over the summer to support the streaming service. Now the service has quietly launched in what looks to be a soft launch before the big rollout.
“This is an exciting time for MSG Networks and fans of our teams,” said Andrea Greenberg, MSG Networks President and CEO. “MSG+ is a game-changer for fans who do not subscribe to a traditional, bundled pay television subscription and a win for our subscribers of participating traditional distribution partners who will have free access to this robust streaming service.”
Right now, there doesn’t seem to be great app support, but you can now sign up for the service. If you have a pay TV provider that includes MSG you will be able to also link your TV provider to MSG+ to get free access.
A growing number of RSNs are moving to offer a subscription service to cord cutters. Bally Sports launched a $ 20-a-month streaming service in 2022. Yes, Network is reportedly preparing to launch its own streaming services later this year, and the Cubs plan to offer a streaming service in time for the 2023 MLB season.
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