Why is Fox Sports canceling its ESPN1 broadcast?
Posted On June 13, 2021
The network is looking to move away from its ESPN2 platform after Fox Sports dropped the satellite TV service.
Fox Sports announced it would be transitioning away from ESPN2 and the new-look ESPN3 on March 1, but that move didn’t last long.
Fox Sports said it is currently transitioning to a standalone service called ESPN3, which is a subscription-based service that costs $10 a month or $30 a year.
In a statement, Fox Sports chairman Bill Shine said Fox Sports is “looking at all options for ESPN3 and ESPN2.”
Fox Sports also announced it is moving all of its programming from Fox Sports GO to its own streaming service, ESPN3.
The move is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2018.
The new service is expected in 2018.
The new ESPN3 will be available on Apple devices and other devices that have access to the Apple TV, including Apple TV Pros and Apple TV.
The service will also be available to stream on Google Chromecast.
While Fox Sports announced the new service, it is not the only major sports network moving away from the platform.
ESPN is also reportedly looking at moving its sports coverage to ESPN2, ESPN’s new pay-TV streaming service that will launch later this year.