"Disney is raising the price for ESPN+ by 20% as of next Wednesday. New monthly customers will be charged $5.99 per month for the streaming service, up from $4.99 per month. Existing monthly subscribers will continue to pay $4.99 per month for at least a year, the company said."
Clearly they're caving in to CFL demands to sweeten the pot for covid-season broadcast rights. ESPN is merely passing the hike in rights fees on to their consumers, for whom an extra dollar a month is a bargain if it means they get to see CFL games this year.
But there are more UFC fans at the very least - the CFL is an after-thought to them with regards to ESPN+ anyway. Now let’s see how this goes over come 2021 in a deepening recession. Recent history tells me the answer from the last recession.
If you have job income folks and a place to live, you’ll be able to find the deals or find the content for $0 elsewhere.
Or they could cut you a real deal, which often they do when you ask.