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ESPN+ to debut April 12

ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International in partnership with ESPN (US), will launch April 12.

The service will feature live sports, original content and a library of on-demand programming, and will cost users $4.99 per month, the company said April 2.

ESPN+ will be an integrated part of a redesigned ESPN app. The service will also be available through

In addition to branded ESPN content, ESPN+ will feature more than 180 Major League Baseball games, National Hockey League games, boxing matches, Major League Soccer matches, college sports, PGA Tour Live Golf, Grand Slam Tennis, Rugby matches and Cricket matches.

The ESPN+ subscription will cost $49.99 per year. MLB.TV will cost an additional $24.99 per month. Beginning with the 2018-19 NHL season, fans will also be able to purchase the entire NHL.TV out-of-market package.

Consumers can also purchase the entire MLB.TV out-of-market package via ESPN+ and view the games within the ESPN app.