When ESPN+ launched last year, the company promised some rather unique original content for the service that would make the $5/month service worth every penny. Part of that was the $1.5 billion investment in UFC and the exclusive Fight Nights for the service. Now we are getting a bit more of that exclusive content.
Beginning today, a new show that is being executive produced by Kevin Durant, is streaming on ESPN+. It's called The Boardroom. This venture is being done through Durant's Thirty Five Media production company. The show is going to "bring fans behind the scenes of the modern boardroom, showcasing the evolution of sports business through the minds of athletes, sports executives and tech moguls alike."
The first episode will be talking about the speaker business - which makes sense since most of the more popular Basketball players do have their own shoes. And that might also be why Durant is dressed as a Footlocker employee in this episode. The second episode, which is also available for streaming today, will talk about all the ins and outs of team ownership.
There are a lot of familiar faces in The Boardroom, just through the first two episodes. The series will be hosted by Jay Williams. The Boardroom will have new episodes dropping each week. The joy of it being on a streaming service means that users are able to watch them whenever they want, not when ESPN decides to air them. Meaning that there is no need for setting a DVR for The Boardroom. You can watch it on your lunch break or when you get home.
With ESPN+, you get a ton of exclusive content that is not found on the regular ESPN channels you get through your cable provider. This is meant to be an add-on to ESPN, and at just $5 that is definitely what this is. You'll find loads of games available, including NHL Games of the day through the weekend. There is also some exclusive boxing and UFC fights available on ESPN+ - which are not available on ESPN. Subscribers also get access to all of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentaries and so much more.
ESPN+ is available on virtually every platform that you would expect. This includes Android Phones & Tablets, Android TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Fire Tablets & TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Oculus Go, so you can actually watch these in virtual reality as well. With it being available virtually everywhere, you can watch the latest content from ESPN+ no matter where you are.
If you are not an ESPN+ subscriber yet, you can take advantage of the seven-day trial that ESPN+ is offering. After the seven-days are up, it'll be $4.99 per month. Which makes it one of the more inexpensive streaming services out there. But since this is an add-on, it makes sense that it's this cheap. ESPN+ recently hit a million subscribers, so it is taking off pretty nicely.
You can sign up for a free trial of ESPN+ through the link down below.