After which the new stations will only be available to Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio subscribers. However Slacker has stated that the previously released interactive espn Radio station will remain free and available to all Slacker users.
Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production Business Divisions, ESPN, Inc. explains:
“Giving sports fans the freedom to enjoy their favorite team and events when they’re not in the stadium or in front of a television is very important to us,”-“Offering live ESPN Radio programming to sports fans through Slacker gives listeners an extremely flexible option for custom listening on-the-go.”
The live espn Radio stations on Slacker include the espn Radio and espn Deportes Radio networks, which stream sporting events and hosted programs, as well as four regional stations featuring programming for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. Upcoming programming include –
· All NBA Finals Games beginning on June 12, 2012
· U.S. Open Golf tournament beginning on June 14, 2012
· Euro 2012 soccer matches including today’s matches: France versus England and Republic of Ireland versus Croatia
· NBA draft on June 28, 2012
· MLB All Star Game on July 10, 2012
Slacker Radio Plus is available for $3.99 per month and Slacker Premium Radio for $9.99 per month. More details can be found over on the Slacker website.