ESPN moving high-profile features and analysis behind ESPN+ paywall
ESPN plans to move much of its high-profile, feature-type writing and analysis content to ESPN+, The Post has learned.
The change is being made to further boost the direct-to-consumer ESPN+ service. The initiative is in line with Disney’s recent announcement to shift its main focus to direct-to-consumer products.
Sources said that breaking news and investigative pieces will remain outside the paywall on ESPN.com, but writers who focus on insight and analysis will now primarily be available only to ESPN+ subscribers.
For example, if baseball insider Jeff Passan has a feature, it would be on ESPN+, but if he were to break a big signing, it would remain outside the paywall.
The network has an announcement planned for Thursday, according to sources.
A spokesman declined comment as the press release is apparently planned for outside of the paywall.
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