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Re: What good is ESPN3 when all my games are blacked out?
I am not a WOW subscriber but what happens for Time Warner and maybe Comcast is that their internet-with-tv subscribers also have access to live streams of games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. That is how they are seeing the blackout games. It is not technically via ESPN3 even though it is viewed on the same webpage.
Time Warner internet subscribers who do not pay for tv service would not see any blackout games. This benefit was something agreed to during negotiations.
ESPN3 does not want to show you a local game unless you already pay for ESPN on your tv package. And, they will not stream it even if you pay for ESPN unless your ISP has an ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU streaming rights agreement with ESPN.