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ESPN3 access question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by George_T, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. George_T

    George_T Legend

    Sep 19, 2002
    Glad to see D* now has access to HBO to Go content on Apple TV. However, still no access to ESPN3 content.

    I have read on this site that more than likely ESPN3 content will have to wait until the next ESPN rights negotiation. My question is, when will D* carriage contract with ESPN expire? If anyone can clarify the timeline for negotiations, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
  2. Rob

    Rob Icon

    Apr 22, 2002
    I am able to get ESPN3 on my internet provider, Cox. However, the Watch ESPN app with the full suite of ESPN channels I don't have access. Are you sure you don't get ESPN3 on your internet service? I also get ESPN Mobile on my Sprint phone.
  3. boukengreen

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    ESPN3 is by ISP. WatchESPN is by tv provider
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    ESPN3 is usually by whomever your TV provider is set up to authenticate for. Some ISPs limit their authentication to their own TV customers.
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I have Comcast / Xfinity for internet and just DirecTV for TV and it pops right up and plays without a login, etc.
  6. George_T

    George_T Legend

    Sep 19, 2002
    I have my internet through Century Link. They do not have a carriage agreement for ESPN3 either. I'm shut out both through both my satellite provider and internet provider.
  7. Volatility

    Volatility Legend

    May 22, 2010
    This should be stickied as this comes up frequently.

    Watching ESPN3 can be possible through your Internet Service Provider if they are an affiliated partner.

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