ESPN Plus launch date confirmed

ESPN’s streaming service ESPN+ to launch April 12		
		
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ESPN will launch its $4.99-a-month OTT app, ESPN+, on April 12, ushering in a new era for the almost 40-year-old Disney-owned sports network.

COLLEGE WRESTLING, SWIMMING & DIVING, GYMNASTICS AND ICE HOCKEY: Fans of winter Olympic sports will get hundreds of games from a variety of conference partners nationwide exclusively on ESPN+.

"ESPN was built on a belief in innovation and the powerful connection between sports and a remarkable array of fans", said newly appointed ESPN president James Pitaro.

Russian spy: Source of nerve agent 'not identified'
Russian Federation has denied responsibility for the poisoning, and condemned the U.S. and U.K.'s responses to the attack. Military personnel investigating the Skripal attack wear protective suits in Salisbury on March 11, 2018.

ESPN has announced a new subscription service where fans will be able to watch sports highlights, games and original content in their library.

Walt Disney (DIS) said Monday that its ESPN streaming sports network, created to be a supplement to the main premium sports cable network, goes lives on Thursday, April 12.

Boxing - Thanks to its agreement with Top Rank Boxing, subscribers will have access to various bouts including the Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco card which will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.

Governor Fallin issues press release after Day 1 of the teacher walkout
I was very proud to join with leaders of both parties to sign the largest teacher pay increase in Oklahoma's history. Lawmakers in Oklahoma tried to prevent teachers from walking out last week, by passing a $6,100 salary increase.

MLS - MORE THAN 250 GAMES: At launch, an ESPN+ subscription will provide exclusive access to the entire MLS Live out-of-market schedule (blackouts apply). This won't be a huge concern for niche sports fans but for the average viewer that's mostly into mainstream sports, the subscription service likely won't be of much interest. On the MLB front, there'll be an ESPN+ MLB game every day throughout the regular season, for a total of more than 180 games. The current ESPN app will be completely redesigned in order to accommodate for the service. The other, a family-friendly service filled with original and licensed programming from across Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar, is expected to launch in 2019.

By paying $5 a month, users will get 180 Major League Baseball and 180 National Hockey League games. ESPN would then show Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) cards which mostly airs on Saturday nights.

While the full line-up of sports content is yet to be confirmed, some of what will be on ESPN+ is being announced today. This coverage will include broadcasts of Thursday, Friday, and "some" Saturday/Sunday events.

Trump invited Putin to meet in Washington
On March 29, Russian Federation ordered the expulsion of 60 U.S. diplomats and the closing of the United States consulate in St. Last week, however, America joined or Western countries in imposing harsh reprisals on Russian Federation for chemical attack.

- Rugby and Cricket: Rugby matches from Sanzaar and Major League Rugby as well as cricket matches in New Zealand and Ireland.

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