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Vidgo relaunches with ESPN, Fox channels for $40 a month

A live streaming television service has re-launched with an expanded offering that mirrors that of other over-the-top services in an ever-crowded market vying for the dollars of cord-cutters.

Vidgo is now offering channels from Disney (ESPN, Disney Channel, FX), Fox Entertainment (Fox Sports 1, Fox News Channel) and ViacomCBS (MTV, VH1, Comedy Central) for $40 a month, on par with the overall average price of linear streaming services on the market today. A handful of channels from Discovery Networks are also available.

Vidgo is also adding local ABC and Fox stations in a handful of markets, specifically where the network owns the local station. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco are among the cities where subscribers can watch local stations.

Prior to this week, Vidgo primarily offered niche sports channels for around $15 a month. That package has largely gone away, though slimmer packages targeted at Spanish-language speakers that contain around two dozen channels, including some sports networks, still exist at that price point.

Vidgo is one of the few over-the-top streaming TV services for sale in brick-and-mortar locations, primarily at prepaid wireless outlets that re-sell service from Boost Mobile and MetroPCS. That’s different from rival services like YouTube TV, Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV, which are primarily offered only through the Internet.

The expanded service is available today on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android devices, including Android TV.

Vidgo is based in Atlanta.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).