Q: What’s the URL for B/R Live?
A: It’s at live.bleacherreport.com
Q: Which streaming services will compete with Bleacher Report Live?
A: Many of the media companies are beginning to launch their own streaming services. In addition to B/R Live, there is ESPN+ (to launch in late April or early May), NBC Sports Gold, FOX Sports Go, beIN SPORTS Connect and others.
Q: What will the price be?
A: No announcement has been made regarding the price, but the Bleacher Report Live will be free until June. At that time, the service will move to a paid subscription plan.
Bleacher Report Live will give consumers the option to subscribe to live games on an individual or subscription basis.
Interestingly, basketball fans on B/R Live will able to pay as little as 99 cents for five minutes of live action according to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Q: What are the goals of the new B/R Live service?
A: According to Turner Sports, the new B/R Live streaming platform will provide three core services: (1) Find and watch live sports with the ability to scroll through a feed of real-time sporting events, (2) Personalization features which aggregate live sports content that is the best fit for each fan and (3) A modern approach to live sports discovery, giving fans the tools to locate and watch their favorite games.
Q: ESPN+ will be powered by BAMTech. What will B/R Live be powered by?
A: B/R Live is powered by Turner’s iStreamPlanet, the streaming-infrastructure provider the company acquired in 2015.
Q: What devices will B/R Live be accessible on?
A: Initially, it’ll be launching on iOS, web and Android devices. In the summer, it will launch on TV-connected devices (presumably Roku and AppleTV).
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