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#1 OFFLINE   heisman

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Does anyone know when Directv is getting the WatchESPN app?

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#2 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

In the words of many others around here... "Maybe soon"...

I wouldn't expect anything until DirecTV needs to work out a new deal with ESPN again unless ESPN decides to be nice and add that to their current contract.

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#3 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Any idea when the current ABC/ESPN contract is up for renewal? Maybe at the end of the year?

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#4 OFFLINE   lokar

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

Are the only people who get the watchESPN app the same as those who get ESPN3 (people whose ISPs pay ESPN for it)?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

Are the only people who get the watchESPN app the same as those who get ESPN3 (people whose ISPs pay ESPN for it)?


No. It's only included in new carriage deals for those who get the linear tv networks.


ESPN will not sell it outside of an entire renewal.

From another thread:

ESPN once again confirmed earlier this week that it isn't looking to sell this as an add-on to an existing carriage agreement, instead we have to wait until the current deal is over/renewed.

"Asked if ESPN, which has been including the service as a key facet of comprehensive distribution deals it has consummated over the past two years, was now pitching Watch ESPN separately, Bratches said no."

"In an interview after the presentation, Bratches said ESPN's goal is to "double the distribution of our affiliate base that has Watch ESPN in the next year.""

http://www.multichan...r_Next_Year.php


UVerse and Cablevision just re-upped within the past couple of months.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

UVerse and Cablevision just re-upped within the past couple of months.


And Cablevision specifically mentions that WatchESPN will be included, although it is not active yet.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

I have a Comcast cable modem. I wonder if means I qualify? :)

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#8 OFFLINE   mattgwyther

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

I have a Comcast cable modem. I wonder if means I qualify? :)


For ESPN3 inside the house, Comcast Internet will work. WatchESPN is a separate mobile app, although starting to be branded the same. To use WatchESPN you need a cable TV subscription from one of the supported providers...

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