ESPN has announced the network’s first broadcast of its new streaming service, the 4Runner.
It will begin airing Friday at 8 p.m.
The streaming service will bring together all the major networks’ live programming with the latest news and analysis on the day-to-day activities of the sports world.
The four-year deal with ESPN marks the first time the sports network will air a live stream of an ESPN program.
The network will stream the entire 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
It’ll also stream the NBA All-Star Game between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, as well as the NBA Finals MVP voting.ESPN’s new service, which comes after its successful rollout of ESPN+ in 2015, includes the following:• More than 100 live sports broadcasts: ESPN will air 24 games, including the NBA’s 2017 All-Stars, NBA Finals, and NBA Finals All-Defensive selections.
The live streaming service is also adding the game between the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, which will air on ESPNU at 10 p.M.
ET, as a pregame show.• The network’s signature lineup of NBA pundits: A special edition of SportsCenter featuring ESPN’s NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski will be available at 5 p.D. with the full lineup of ESPN analysts and guests.• More live events: ESPN+ has expanded its live sports coverage to include events including the 2017 All of Us Classic golf tournament at Augusta National, the 2017 PGA Championship, the Women’s PGA Tour Championship at Augusta, and the U.S. Open.
The new streaming platform will be offered for a $14.99 per month.
The announcement comes just days after ESPN announced the launch of a new premium ESPN+ app, which includes live coverage of the Super Bowl and the NFL, plus live streaming of select events.
ESPN’s latest service also features exclusive content that includes interviews with athletes and celebrities, live coverage on the U-17 World Cup and the Olympic Games, and a full slate of sports content.