New streaming TV services arriving in 2018
As 2018 gets started, there is much for cord cutters to be excited about in the world of streaming. New streaming TV services that had been highly anticipated for the 2018 season have arrived, but how do you choose which ones are best for you?
To help you decide, we’ve listed our pick for the top five new streaming TV services coming out in 2018.
#1 – ESPN+
ESPN has long been the leader in sports TV. Now, Disney, the parent company behind ESPN, has decided to jump into the world of subscription streaming TV services with ESPN+.
Disney CEO, Bob Iger, says that the new app will be able to “stream our channels on an authenticated basis and subscribe to ESPN for additional sports coverage including thousands of live sporting events.”
ESPN+ will include a redesigned app and offer scores and highlights as well as the ability to stream channels for cable subscribers and subscribe to live events.
ESPN made it clear that this service will not be a live stream of ESPN cable channels content, but rather, it will contain sports events not included on their cable channels.
As best we can tell, ESPN+ will launch in the spring of 2018.
#2 – CBS Sports
CBS is hoping to build off of their free CBS News streaming service success by launching a free sports streaming service.
CBS Sports won’t air live games but will air highlights and sports recap coverage, allowing sports fans 24/7 access to what is happening in the world of sports.
#3 – T-Mobile Live TV Streaming Service
Not to be outdone by AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile recently announced plans to “disrupt” the world of pay TV. To do so, they bought the pay-TV company Layer 3.
How, exactly, they intend to implement this is still unknown, but T-Mobile says it will happen in 2018.
#4 – Verizon Live TV Streaming Service
Verizon is hoping to follow AT&T’s lead and diversify so as not to rely so heavily on a wireless business that is increasingly crowded by the day. For months now, we have heard that Verizon has looked at everything from buying Comcast or Charter, to launching their own live TV streaming service, all in the hopes of diversifying their product lineup.
The predicted launching of Verizon Live TV streaming service will be the spring of 2018.
#5 – CBS ET
CBS is eager to spin-off the success of their long-running entertainment program, Entertainment Tonight, by launching a free 24/7 streaming service called CBS ET that will focus on covering the wide world of entertainment.
So, what service are you most excited about? Leave us a comment and let us know which service(s) you want to try out.