The Hollywood Elite are collaborating to create a massive streaming service dedicated to broadcasting sports.
The three media giants are slated to launch the new service in the fall. Subscribers would get access to linear sports networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, ABC, Fox, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV and ESPN+, as well as hundreds of hours from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL and many top college divisions.
Call me when I can watch the Rangers on it from within New York City.
This is heading in the right direction in that there will be fewer separate services for the audience to deal with. But they still haven’t solved all the problems of blackouts, pricing, etc.
Also, even if this is a hit, they won’t be able to ever rival the money they were making with cable television. All those people who paid for cable, but never watched sports, were subsidizing it for everyone else. Without those subsidies, it just can’t work any any price most people are willing and able to pay. Broadcasting live sporting events is an expensive endeavor.
You can now. The Texas Rangers