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ESPN+ to Premiere Streaming-Exclusive NBA Studio Show ‘Crosscourt’ Featuring ESPN’s Basketball Insiders

Stephen Silver

As the NBA season gets underway in earnest tonight, ESPN+ announced that it would be debuting “NBA Crosscourt,” a new, twice-weekly studio show hosted by Cassidy Hubbarth and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude. The show will also include insights from ESPN reporters and analysts such as Israel Gutierrez, Brian Windhorst, and Ohm Youngmisuk. The show will stream on Wednesdays and Fridays during the NBA season, starting on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

“Crosscourt, the first dedicated NBA studio show on ESPN+, will aim to capture the culture of the NBA through compelling storytelling and access,” ESPN’s VP of digital production Mike Foss said. “As with every new content offering, we’re aiming to offer fans something they haven’t seen before. We fully believe in the pairing of Cassidy and Ros – two vibrant NBA media personalities who are fully immersed in the culture of the sport and the way the sport is discussed.”

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ESPN already offers NBA-centric studio programming, such as afternoon talk show “NBA Today” and “NBA Countdown,” which serves as the pregame show for the network’s NBA contests. But “Crosscourt,” unlike the others, will live on ESPN+.

While ESPN+ does not feature live NBA games, it will offer 200 games from the G League, the NBA’s developmental league, as well as basketball-focused programming including “DETAIL” and “Vince’s Places,” a series in the vein of “Peyton’s Places” in which retired NBA star Vince Carter visits places that were important in his life and career.

ESPN+ is available as a standalone streaming service for $9.99 per month, but it can also be purchased as part of the Disney Bundle along with corporate sibling streamers Hulu and Disney+ for just $13.99 per month.

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The service can be subscribed for $9.99 / month per month or annually for $99.99 / year.

You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.

The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN AND ESPN2.

To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.

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