Sept. 9, 2008
On Saturday, Sept. 13 when Tennessee faces off against UAB, the game will be streamed live nationally on ESPN360.com -- ESPN's signature broadband sports TV network. The game is available completely free to any student on campus (in fact, to any student on any U.S. college campus -- nearly 18 million people). This season, ESPN360.com will feature more than 300 college football games.
Click HERE to access the ESPN360.com player.
Anybody on a computer on a campus network can view the game live online and allows anybody in the community that has their highspeed Internet connection through one of ESPN's affiliates to access it as well.
In the U.S., ESPN360.com is a 24/7 broadband sports network, delivering more than 3,000 live global sports events annually. ESPN360.com is available at no charge to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider. It is available free to approximately 18 million students and military personnel via any computer on a U.S. campus or military base computer network. Additionally, it has tripled its residential distribution in the past 20 months, and is available in 24 million households nationwide via more than 20 Internet service providers around the country including AT&T, Verizon, RCN, Frontier, Cavalier, Charter, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and more.
ESPN360.com is ESPN's online home for live sports. The broadband sports TV network gives fans a 24/7 online destination delivering more than 3,000 live, global sports events annually. The service is available at no cost to approximately 18 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks (those with ".edu" and ".mil" domains). It is also available residentially to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider, and is currently available in nearly 24 million homes nationwide via more than 20 Internet service providers nationwide including AT&T, Verizon, RCN, Insight, Frontier, Cavalier, Charter, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and more. It has nearly tripled its distribution since November 2006.
This season, ESPN360.com will deliver more than 300 live college football games online, as well as hundreds of college basketball games later this year.
As the first full-time, live, multi-sport broadband network, ESPN360.com features hundreds of thousands of hours of live online coverage from a broad array of global events including (but not limited to):
Global Soccer (UEFA, FIFA, MLS, EURO 2008, US National team, international "friendlies" more)
Tennis (including multi-court coverage of all four "grand slam" events and WTA Tour events)
College Sports: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and softball
NASCAR (Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series)
Arena Football League
Major League Lacrosse
Global Baseball (Mexican, Venezuelan, Dominican, Israeli)
Mexican College Football (ONEFA)
Through a sleek, simple interface ESPN360.com gives consumers control over their broadband sports viewing experience - providing reliable, television-quality video and the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward live events - similar to digital video recorder functionality. With the ability to deliver up to 12 simultaneous live events, fans are able to view the event of their choice in a main viewing window, while other events continue to play in smaller, live-action thumbnails. Video can be viewed in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio and can be expanded to full screen or reduced to a compact size, and recently completed events are also available for replay.
ESPN360.com also features select events in HD streaming. Utilizing technology similar to that which has allowed ABC.com to deliver HD streaming of on-demand hit programs to millions of viewers, ESPN360.com has advanced the quality and consumer experience of watching live sports via a broadband connection. HD streaming content is encoded at a bit rate of more than 2 Mbps. HD streaming currently comprises approximately 10 percent of ESPN360.com programming, and has included select NBA regular season and playoff games, coverage of The Masters, Winter X Games, The Australian Open and more.
Consumers wanting more information about ESPN360.com, which Internet services currently provide it, and how they can get it should go to www.espn360.com.