The annual subscription fee for ESPN Plus subscribers will increase from $49.99 to $59.99 in 2021 Variety. ESPN raised the monthly price of ESPN Plus to $5.99 earlier this year, and now the annual subscription fee is treated the same.
New subscribers will start paying $59.99 on January 8, 2021. According to reports, the new price will be reduced to existing subscribers within a few months after March. Disney has announced that starting in March 2021, Disney Plus and its company’s Hulu, Disney Plus and ESPN Plus bundles will each increase the price by $1, increasing their prices to $8.99 and $1
The price of ESPN Plus UFC pay-per-view shows will also be changed in January. Currently, the cost of viewing each game is $64.99, but after January 8, the cost will become $69.99. UFC’s pay-per-view tournaments are unique to ESPN Plus in the US, so price changes will affect anyone who regularly keeps in touch with MMA. Outside the United States, the availability of games varies by region, but the UFC official website provides the latest information.
It is not uncommon for this type of streaming service to increase in price. If it does, it can give people a deeper understanding of ESPN and Disney’s confidence in their services. A new ESPN Plus exclusive service will be launched next year, but ESPN’s biggest gain is the streaming rights of Southeastern Conference Rugby, which will bring SEC games to streaming services in 2021. We must see whether these contents are sufficient to satisfy existing users.