The Sydney Morning Herald – co-owned by the owners of Stan, Channel Nine – has today revealed the pricing plans for the new Stan Sport service set to launch soon.
The new streaming service, which must be subscribed to in addition to Stan, will cost an additional $10 per month on top of the existing $10 monthly Stan subscription cost.
That means rugby fans will be able to watch every match of the Super Rugby season, plus Wallabies Tests, for $20 a month all up. Like other sports streaming services, the coverage will be live and ad-free during play.
The news comes as a welcome surprise, with many insiders predicting the service would cost at least an additional $15 per month, driving the total monthly cost as high as $25 or $30.
But the Herald’s Sam Phillips today revealed that sources had told the paper the figure would be lower.
A Stan subscription also includes live coverage of the upcoming French Open and Wimbledon tournaments, while industry rumblings claim Nine and Stan are pursuing other events and competitions to add to Stan Sports’ library – including other rugby competitions like the Shute Shield or GPS schools competitions.
Stan Sport is expected to launch closer to Super Rugby’s 2021 kick-off date of February 19 and a Stan subscription is required to subscribe to the add-on service.