You can thank ESPN3 and similar for the HSI rate hikes...
How does ESPN3 affect HSI? Is there an ESPN "walled garden" website I can access as a Charter HSI customer that links the HSI rates to increased ESPN charges?
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nightshade74Yet another genxerPremium
|reply to rradina |
Re: Blame ESPN3!
Here's wikipedia's description.
ESPN3 (formerly ESPN360) is an online streaming service provided by ESPN that delivers both live streams and replays of global sports events to sports fans in North America, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Middle East, New Zealand, and Europe (except Italy). In the U.S., the network is available to individuals who receive their high-speed Internet connection or cable TV subscription from an affiliated service provider. Since 2008, ESPN3 has also been available to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers with college/university (.edu) and U.S. military (.mil) IP addresses. ESPN3 is only available to Internet providers who pay fees to ESPN. ESPN3 is not carried by traditional cable and satellite providers, as it is not a single channel but can be streaming multiple live events at the same time.
So yes it could be somewhat blamed for the hike.
|reply to andyross |
Charter pays in the area of 5-10 cents per sub for ESPN3. So it would be responsible for a very small % of any price hike.
|reply to nightshade74 |
OK-- got it. I remember ESPN360. I didn't know it had been renamed ESPN3. It thought this was one of their "broadcast" video feeds.
That makes perfect sense. HSI rates could go up with higher ESPN3 fees.