The Atlantic 10 announced Thursday it has reached a new contract with ESPN that will put some of the conference’s games on the network’s new streaming network.
That new service, called ESPN+, is a subscription service launched earlier this year.
Starting with the 2018-19 sports season, it will become the new home of all digital-only Atlantic 10 home events, replacing that A-10 Network as the league’s live digital outlet according to assistant A-10 commissioner Drew Dickerson.
The new deal includes all men’s and women’s basketball games that are not televised, as well as all home Olympic sport events that are streamed, but games already contracted to be on other networks will not be affected.
ESPN+ is separate from WatchESPN, the existing app that allows users with a cable subscription to stream games and content also being shown on one of ESPN’s channels.
ESPN+ is available for $4.99 per month and does not require a subscription to a cable provider (merely internet access).
WatchESPN has also had games that were not available on any “regular” channels in the past. There has been speculation some of those games may migrate to the new subscription service, but it remains to be seen if that happens.
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