LAWRENCE — Kansas fans will have more options and less restrictions when attempting to watch Jayhawk-related programming this season.

Events on the Jayhawk Network will now be carried live and blackout-free to all fans through a partnership with online subscription service ESPN+, KU announced Thursday. The deal provides an additional option for fans across Kansas previously subjected to in-state blackouts while attempting to stream content then only available through select cable platforms.

ESPN+ is available for $4.99 per month through the ESPN app.

“We are thrilled to have an inclusive and expanded media coverage solution for our KU alumni and fans,” KU athletic director Jeff Long said in a news release. ”... With our over-the-air and cable partners, paired with our ESPN+ agreement, we are pleased that more Jayhawks than ever will be able to follow us.”

One football game, six men’s basketball contests, Late Night in the Phog and the spring football contest highlight the Jayhawk Network’s 200 live events and shoulder programming aired annually.

KU’s in-house video production team Rock Chalk Video will produce content for Jayhawk Network this season, taking over from Kansas City-based Spectrum Sports.