ESPN has confirmed that the digital platform will continue to have its traditional TV rights at a premium, but the deal is not as expensive as the ESPN digital deal.
ESPN’s deal with ESPN2 will continue for three years, with the first three years covering ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPN Deportes.
According to a source with knowledge of the matter, ESPN3 will be the primary platform for all ESPN content and will cost $1.99 per month, up from $1 per month under the current agreement.
ESPNU will be offered at $1 a month for the first four years, and ESPN3’s next two years will cost the same as ESPNU.
ESPN Deports will cost a similar $1-per-month price.
The deals will also include the ability to stream the ESPN Originals on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device, as well as a subscription-based subscription service to ESPN Deporter Plus for $5 per month.
ESPN and ESPN Origins are both owned by Univision Communications, which has been trying to build its digital presence with a deal with Netflix and HBO.
ESPN Originations, which is available to pay subscribers on the ESPN app and the ESPN App, is currently available only on ESPN3.
ESPN3 has a subscriber base of 1.3 million, according to the company.