August 17, 2022

What you need to know

  • The Walt Disney-owned streaming service is all set to hike its subscription pricing.
  • ESPN+ could cost $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year starting next month.
  • The current subscription is priced at $6.99/month and $69.99/year.

ESPN+ will reportedly hike its video subscription plan in the coming month. The streaming service, owned primarily by The Walt Disney Company, launched four years ago for $4.99 per month but has since raised its subscription to $6.99 per month as of August last year. However, this new price hike will be its most dramatic, increasing its subscription service cost by a whopping 43%.

It means users will have to pay $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year starting this August, the Sports Business Journal reports, marking a rather steep increase for the streaming service. That said, the new ESPN+ pricing remains comparatively lower than the competition. DAZN, another sports streaming service, has plans starting at $19.99 per month, and Bally Sports+ costs $20 per month, as The Sports Business Journal noted.