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ESPN3 Via Internet But Not Dish


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#1 OFFLINE   festivus

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:34 AM

So what's the deal with this email that I got yesterday:

 

Subject: ESPN3 - Not on your TV, but on every device you own

You now have access to ESPN3 online at WatchESPN.com and via the Watch ESPN app on your smartphone and tablet. ESPN3 provides thousands of live events over the Internet for DISH customers including NCAA football and basketball, plus coverage of the world's top sports. And it's all included with your DISH service on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

 

I don't remember ever being able to watch a channel via my Dish login online but not having it through my dish.


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#2 OFFLINE   anex80

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:57 AM

ESPN3 is an Internet-only channel. It's not available on anyone's TV.


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#3 OFFLINE   festivus

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:49 AM

Had no idea.  Thanks.


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#4 OFFLINE   nmetro

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:22 PM

Sometimes, ESPN, will send the ESPN3 feed to one of its channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNNEws), if there is some kind of conflict with scheduling. For example, a football game running over, because of weather issues. But, other than that, ESPN is exclusively an internet based  service.



#5 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

There are a lot of games (particularly college sports) that they don't have a channel for, but they have an extra production team... so several years back they launched the ESPN3 online "channel" to broadcast those games.  You're not generally going to find "gotta watch" content here... but if you are an uber-fan and want to watch all of your team's games, you might find a game or two early in the season that are relegated to ESPN3.

 

I hadn't checked, but I actually thought this already was true shortly after we got the WatchESPN features once Dish/Disney agreed to the new contract a while back.


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