Notice Disney is reportedly laying the groundwork for its standalone ESPN streaming service

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  1. Phatguysrule

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    Hopefully it makes cable more affordable because I'd never buy Disney anyway.
     
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    Their current streaming package of Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN+ is a pretty good deal. If they add in a streaming version of their TV broadcast at a reasonable price, I’d be down for it. My days of getting screwed by Comcast for hundreds of channels I don’t want are done.
     
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    It's a standalone ESPN services that would have all sports, or at least link to streams of sports that they don't have.

    The idea would be to be the TV Guide of sports.
     
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    I’m confused. We have ESPN+ now…..what is this? How is it different?
     
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    Hard to say since they haven't released it yet, but I imagine this will be their actual cable programming; Sportscenter, Screamin' A Smith, ESPNNEWS, ect. My question is whether or not it will include their primetime live coverage of actual events.
     
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    We know.
     
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    This would be ESPN ditching Cable and steaming all of their sports offerings.

    I heard on the radio (or maybe it was a podcast) that an insider with ESPN said they expect this to happen within 2-3 years.
     
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    Yes. It sounds like all sports offerings. They even plan to link to live sports streams from competing platforms to make ESPN like the "TV Guide" of streaming sports.
     
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    Oh. Even more reason to not have it.
     
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    Fuck my life I laughed.
     
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    Eh? You don't want to watch sports? That would be far better than cable, IMO. I might actually pay to watch sports then...
     
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    I don't watch sports if ESPN does any of it. Which is a large umbrella.

    I've yet to regret this decision.
     
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    Haven't had cable in over a decade. No reason to have it. Never regretted it.
     
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    Yeah, I don't tend to like ESPN broadcasts either. TNT does an awesome job. But if ESPN is the only one carrying my team's game then I'll watch it. Doesn't bother me too much. But I think I get where you're coming from.
     
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    Just got ESPN+ so we can watch my daughter’s college games starting this August!!!
     
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    I think the ESPN on ABC thing is a disaster. It was awesome having the NBA on NBC. We knew those were the biggest games, and they had great announcers.

    ABc should've had a separate team do ABC games and leave the ESPN crews on the ESPN broadcast.

    Also pay a couple million to get that John Tesh theme back!!
     
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    It crazy to think how many 20 and 30 year olds probably have no idea what that is.
     
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