Roku shares jump more than 5 percent after announcing which will offer ESPN+

Shares of Roku jumped more than all 5 percent in after-hours trade, after announcing which the media streaming device will offer access to ESPN+, Disney’s brand new sports video streaming service.

Roku device users can right now watch ESPN+ for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year.

ESPN+ is usually offering 10,000 live sporting events in its first year, including Major League Baseball in addition to NHL Hockey, past sporting events, a library of on-demand programs, in addition to exclusive programming which won’t be available on the network’s linear channels.

ESPN+ is usually Disney’s first direct-to-consumer initiative in addition to part of its growing strategy to compete with the likes of Netflix in addition to Hulu.

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