ESPN to be available for streaming

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ESPN is about to announce a streaming service that would make ESPN available as a streaming channel. It isn’t clear to me if this applies just to the flagship ESPN channel or to all the sub-streams, including ESPN+.

The Journal says this move is part of ESPN’s planning for a future in which cable systems are not the primary way people access programming.

Maybe this isn’t as big a deal for the Big Ten as for other conferences, since ESPN isn’t part of the new media agreements for the Big Ten.

Mike Nolan