Unless you have someone from this list of providers, looks like you don't have WatchESPN:
Interesting to see VerizonFIOS on there. Between this and the LHN, they are all in with ESPN.
Does anyone know what it means when it just says "Big 12" for tv cooverage?
ISU MBB put this tweet out this morning......but I'm not sure if they think the game is available in Iowa on ESPN3.com or what...........
Cyclone Basketball@CycloneMBB The Iowa State-Kansas game (Jan. 9) is on ESPNU. Here is the ESPN3 link to watch it online. #cyclones http://fb.me/SvbMMk83
Those of you without ESPNU may want to check the ESPN3.com site tomorrow to see if maybe the game is available after all.
If you are a Mediacom digital cable subscriber, you are eligible to get the sports and information pack (which ESPNU is a part of) for free for 3 months. This is what I did. Just call customer service and tell them you were told the Sports and Information pack was free for 3 months and you would like to add it. They originally told me they couldn't find it but tell them to try adding it as normal (as if you are going to pay for it) and then the special will show up for the agent.
Again, these time restraints are only for ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU content shown on ESPN3. There is still all the exclusive content they have available as well as some other shared content like all the Big 12 Network games, which we have 8 of them this year. If you look at the schedule, you'll see that everyone can watch all the Big 12 network games on ESPN3. The crappy part is that we've got a ton of ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU games this year and NONE of them will be available to local Iowa people because none of them fit within the time zone windows.
For those of you who don't understand why it is this way now compared to last year is because ESPN made a drastic change in what they do and don't show on ESPN3 this past summer (I believe it started the new format in September, don't quote me on that). It has been operating under these same rules for the whole football season now. Essentially, ESPN is trying to make ESPN3 more of an exclusive content network, while they are trying to separate WatchESPN access (which nobody has) as the all-inclusive online access point where you can watch anything ESPN.
that many people dont have access to ESPNU? I thought just about any cable/satellite provider offered it?
The other sad part is that me and my fellow cable cutters will never get access to WatchESPN either (unless they start offering it pay-for-subscription) because while ESPN3 is based on your internet provider (most cable cutters still have this), WatchESPN is solely based on your television provider (very small list right now too). Therefore, WatchESPN isn't even that valuable to people who even have access to it because in order for them to even get access to it, they already have to have access to the ESPN channels through their cable subscription. Therefore, WatchESPN is really just meant to be a mobile internet way to watch your cable subscription.