ESPN, FOX, and WarnerBros Discovery have come together to unveil their collaborative streaming sports service. This joint venture promises to offer an extensive array of sports content, encompassing NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, College Sports, UFC, PGA TOUR Golf, Grand Slam Tennis, the FIFA World Cup, Cycling, and more.

However, conspicuously absent from this streaming service announcement is any mention of wrestling, notably AEW.

The combined offering is set to bring sports linear networks and a direct-to-consumer service, ESPN+, into a single platform designed from the ground up for passionate sports fans. This innovative service is poised to launch in the fall of 2024, with a dedicated app for direct consumer access. Subscribers will also have the option to bundle this service with Disney+, Hulu, and/or Max.

This collaboration aims to aggregate sports content, offering a dynamic and comprehensive lineup tailored to cater to sports enthusiasts, particularly those who seek an alternative to traditional pay TV bundles. Subscribers to this premier sports service will gain access to a wide range of linear sports networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, and truTV, in addition to ESPN+.


Key Highlights of the announcement include:

  • ESPN, FOX, and Warner Bros. Discovery forming a joint venture to develop, launch, and operate a streaming sports bundle encompassing linear networks and specific direct-to-consumer sports content and services.
  • Each entity holding a one-third stake in the joint venture, with equal board representation and licensing of sports content on a non-exclusive basis.
  • The service introducing a new brand and an independent management team.

While the streaming service promises an exciting array of sporting events, wrestling fans, particularly followers of AEW, may have noticed that wrestling was conspicuously omitted from the press release.

It’s worth noting that AEW is part of the Warner Bros. Discovery family, with AEW Dynamite airing on TBS and AEW Collision and AEW Rampage being featured on TNT.

As more information about this service becomes available, Ringside News will continue to keep fans updated on its developments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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