And ESPN does the same thing with their WatchESPN app. They require broadband from a supported carrier provider before you can use the app. Even then, half of the videos won't play properly until the app is restarted, etc. It's a POS way of doing things and these companies are double-charging us to watch the same content and the FCC doesn't do shit about it. ESPN increases Comcast's fees to allow their users to use WatchESPN when they've already charged them for allowing their users to use the website or XBOX to see the same content. Comcast (or whatever carrier you have) then turns around the charges you more because they don't belive in absorbing the increased costs associated with bringing you these additional avenues of watching the same content.
The FCC needs to go after standalone media companies like ESPN, HBO, etc. and yank their rights to charge multiple times or whatever they want for the same broadcasted info that they only have to pay once to gain access to. It's bs and it needs to change. There's far too much ripping off of the consumer public going on in this country by large corporations run by rich bitch board members.