What the NBA bubble can tell us about the future of sports

  • January 12, 2021
Sports leagues are the most public face of the struggle to balance every day comforts with the realities of COVID-19, and the NBA is no exception. The league’s last season finished with an abbreviated slate of regular season and playoff games that ha…

The ESPN+ annual subscription is going up by $10

  • December 30, 2020
For the first time since the service arrived in April 2018, the ESPN+ annual plan is getting a price increase. From January 8th, it’ll cost new members $59.99 instead of $49.99. Existing annual subscribers will have until at least March 2nd to renew…

The Cardinals-49ers NFL game will only be available to stream

  • November 30, 2020
When the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers face off on December 26th as part of the NFL’s tripleheader that Saturday, one of the few ways you’ll have to stream the game to your TV is through Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. While Amazon is no s…

Save 46 percent on one month of fuboTV

  • November 3, 2020
There are fewer people tuning into TV and flipping channels now than a decade ago. Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms and live TV streaming services, millions have opted to cut the cord to finally escape from the exorbitant fees cable companie…

YouTube TV drops Boston regional sports network NESN

  • October 31, 2020
At the end of September, a dispute with Sinclair cut off YouTube TV’s deal for Fox regional sports networks across the country, and as October comes to an end it’s also dropping Boston network NESN. NESN broadcasts games for the Red Sox and Bruins, a…

ESPN+ will be $1/month more expensive for new subscribers

  • August 7, 2020
ESPN+ is getting a price increase, but only for new subscribers. Starting August 12th, the monthly plan will cost $5.99, up from $4.99. If you’ve been on the fence, it might not be a bad idea to sign up before then, because ESPN+ doesn’t plan to incr…

Google’s latest local news effort is a dedicated sports hub

  • July 27, 2020
With its latest local news initiative, Google wants to give sports fans the chance to read coverage from all of the best reporters who cover professional and college teams at local news publications across the US and Canada. To that end, the search g…

Amazon won’t stream any Yankees games during the 2020 season

  • July 26, 2020
You’re out of luck if you were hoping to use Amazon to stream Yankees games during the shortened 2020 MLB season. Bloomberg has verified that Amazon won’t be streaming any Yankees games this season through a combination of COVID-19 and broadcast righ…

EA’s ‘UFC 4’ focuses on your fighter’s backstory

  • July 11, 2020
It’s been three years since EA last released a UFC game, and the company is clearly eager to show some progress. The publisher has unveiled UFC 4, where the focus in is on developing your fighter’s backstory in Career Mode. Every action feeds into yo…

Peacock will stream Premier League soccer for free on July 15th

  • July 8, 2020
Until July 15th, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is only available through Comcast’s X1 or Flex set-top boxes. Next week though, the live and on-demand library of originals, movies and TV will be open to everyone in the US. And to celebrate,…