The associated fee for an annual subscription for ESPN Plus subscribers will improve from $49.99 to $59.99 in 2021, according to Variety. ESPN raised the month-to-month value of ESPN Plus earlier this year to $5.99, and now the annual subscription is getting the identical remedy.
New subscribers will begin paying $59.99 on January eighth, 2021, and the brand new value will reportedly trickle all the way down to present subscribers a couple of months later in March. Disney had already introduced that Disney Plus and the corporate’s bundle of Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus would every cost $1 more starting in March 2021, elevating these costs to $8.99 and $13.99, respectively. Streaming value hikes have been a theme of 2020; YouTube TV raised its price, Fubo adopted not long after, Netflix raised the price of its most popular streaming plan by $1, and Hulu’s Reside TV service got a price bump as well.
The pricing for ESPN Plus’ UFC pay-per-view occasions may also change in January. At present every match prices $64.99 to observe, however after January eighth, that may change to $69.99. UFC pay-per-view matches are unique to ESPN Plus within the US, so the worth change will have an effect on anybody who retains up with MMA repeatedly. Exterior the US, the provision of matches varies relying on the area, however the official UFC site has essentially the most up-to-date data.
These sorts of streaming service value hikes aren’t uncommon, and if something it offers some perception into ESPN and Disney’s confidence of their service. There are new ESPN Plus exclusives coming to the service subsequent 12 months, however ESPN’s greatest get is streaming rights to Southeastern Convention soccer, which will bring SEC games to the streaming service in 2021. We’ll must see if these are sufficient for present subscribers to stay round.