ESPN launches their "direct to home" streaming service, called ESPN+, next Thursday, April 12. It will cost $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year prepaid. ESPN+ to Launch April 12, Bringing Sports Fans More Live Sports, Exclusive Originals and On-Demand Library – All for $4.99 Per Month - ESPN MediaZone U.S. Parsing the press release, I'm guessing ESPN College Extra ( Channels 788 - 798 ) will probably go away, with all that content moved behind the ESPN+ paywall. It also appears much - or all - of the content on ESPN3 will move behind the paywall as well. In the press release, they say all the SANZAAR rugby, currently available on ESPN3, will be carried on ESPN+. As the Super Rugby season is nearing the half way point, I wonder if they will immediately move coverage to ESPN+ before the matches of week 9, beginning April 13. Also, I have not seen a list of the platforms ESPN+ will be available on at launch. I'm guessing it should be on all the usual suspects.