Disney is reportedly working on a standalone ESPN streaming service

Disney is reportedly preparing to launch a standalone ESPN streaming service in the coming years.

According to the report of wall street journal, Disney has begun laying the groundwork for the new plan. The company is currently in talks with cable providers and sports leagues. No fixed deadline has been set yet for its release.

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Currently, the monthly streaming service ESPN+ does not provide access to the ESPN channel and does not include NBA and NFL broadcasts, which are only available on TV.

The network plans to shift content completely to streaming through the new service. Once the standalone streaming service goes live, ESPN will still be available on traditional TV platforms, giving cable providers stiff competition.

At present, the codename of this project is ‘Chief, Disney and ESPN have been planning to launch a standalone service for some time. Both companies are now finally putting the plan into action.