ESPN Reveals Release Date, Early Programming Schedule For ESPN+

ESPN’s streaming service ESPN+ to launch April 12		
		
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Subscribers will be able to watch live events from sports like MLB, NHL, MLS, boxing, golf, tennis, rugby, cricket and several college teams.

In addition, sports fans can purchase the entire MLB.TV out-of-market package via ESPN+, viewing the games within the ESPN App. MLB.TV will cost an additional $24.99 per month.

In a statement, recently installed ESPN head James Pitaro said, "ESPN was built on a belief in innovation and the powerful connection between sports and a remarkable array of fans".

ESPN announced Monday that its new OTT streaming service, ESPN+, will launch on April 12 featuring live sports, original content and a catalog of on-demand programming. "That same belief is at the heart of ESPN+ and the new ESPN App".

Russian spy: Source of nerve agent 'not identified'
London has accused Russian Federation of using the Novichok nerve agent, developed in the latter days of the Soviet Union. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denounced the British accusations on Monday as a "mad and awful provocation".

Disney's technology unit, BAMTECH, a unit of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and worldwide, is backing the services. Expect more details on the app before next week's ESPN+ launch.

Notably, however, recent editions of "SportsCenter" and broad coverage of many USA professional sports won't be available via the service at launch.

The streaming video service will broadcast one Major League Baseball game each day, ultimately streaming over 180 games for the 2018 baseball season. The on-demand library could refer to classic sporting games, documentaries, or a list of selected ESPN original programming.

ESPN+ will be integrated into the ESPN main app, which, according to a release will be "completely redesigned and reimagined". And beginning with the 2018-19 National Hockey League season, ESPN+ will air more than 180 games, also a game per day throughoutthe season.

Syria says Rebels Leaving Last Opposition Area of Eastern Ghouta
State media has said the rebels are due to go to areas near the Turkish-Syrian border that are controlled by opposition groups. Talks with Jaish al-Islam for the evacuation of Douma had dragged on for several days, with residents growing nervous.

Not having the linear ESPN networks included in that $4.99 could be a turnoff for some, especially if they're already paying a cable bill.

- PGA: 100 days of coverage (mostly Thursday and Fridays) from 31 PGA Tour Events including The Players Championship, AT&T Byron Nelson, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Arnold Palmer Invitational and more.

A Disney branded service featuring content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Lucas Film is scheduled to launch next year. The real value in ESPN+ looks to be for fans of less mainstream sports like Major League Soccer, Boxing, and college sports from smaller athletic conferences. Finally, there'll be worldwide rugby and cricket.

Belarus ready to help Russian Federation with investigating Kemerovo fire
Putin, however, did not come out to thousands of angry protesters who rallied on the central square demanding a transparent probe. Shoppers were reportedly not even warned to evacuate by the mall's security.

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