ESPN on Monday announced that ESPN+, the upcoming subscription streaming service from Disney, is scheduled to launch on April 12.

As revealed earlier this year, the direct-to-consumer offering will be priced at $4.99 per month and offer a dynamic lineup of live sports, original content and on-demand programming. The streaming component will be integrated into a redesigned and reimagined ESPN app for mobile and also be available online via

The streaming service, as well as Disney’s upcoming subscription offering, will be powered by BAMTech which is a unit of Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. Disney purchased a majority stake in BAMTech – 42 percent, to be exact – in August 2017 for $1.58 billion.

ESPN+ will offer more than 180 MLB and NHL games, 250+ MLS games and coverage of thousands of college sporting events as well as a collection of high-quality boxing matches, PGA Tour coverage and Grand Slam tennis events, among others.

Notably, the $4.99 per month price of admission will not include access to ESPN’s eight television channels. To watch those, you’ll still need a pay TV subscription. As I mentioned earlier this year, ESPN+ will essentially carry filler content that didn’t make the cut on the main ESPN channels. This won’t be a huge concern for niche sports fans but for the average viewer that’s mostly into mainstream sports, the subscription service likely won’t be of much interest.