Roku is surging after inking a deal with ESPN (ROKU, DIS)

ESPN’s cable-free streaming service, ESPN+, will  be available on Roku devices, the company announced Monday. Roku surged more than 8% after-hours on the news.  Follow Roku’s stock price in real-time here.

Shares of Roku jumped more than 8% in early trading Tuesday after the streaming-device maker announced a deal with ESPN to stream its new direct-to-consumer channel on the platform. 

ESPN+, which was announced earlier this year, is designed to complement rather than compete with ESPN’s traditional cable services, and therefore will only carry certain National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and other select games that

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