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ESPN Offers More Content Via Xbox 360
Though You Still Need Traditional Cable to Access Any of It
by Karl Bode 08:39AM Monday Nov 26 2012
ESPN has dramatically expanded the volume of ESPN content available to Xbox 360 owners via broadband, though you'll still need a traditional cable account to view any of it. According to a Microsoft blog post, Xbox live Gold members can now access all ESPN live programming, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater and Goal Line. Previously, customers were restricted to some of ESPN's more fringe fare, though they also heavily promoted live college football. You'll not only need a traditional cable subscription to access the content, but your ISP will have to had made a deal with Microsoft. Currently, that only includes: Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon, Comcast and Midcontinent Communications. The ESPN app update also features several usability improvements, including a revamped GUI and new Kinect motion controls.

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rdmiller

join:2005-09-23
Richmond, VA

Not AT&T?

Why are we not surprised that AT&T U-verse is not cutting edge?

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

It's not hard to get it without a subscription.

"though you'll still need a traditional cable account"

There is no "you'll" in this. You just have to know someone who is willing to share their account login. I don't have a cable subscription but my mom does so I just use her account.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Automate

join:2001-06-26
Atlanta, GA

Re: It's not hard to get it without a subscription.

said by battleop:

"though you'll still need a traditional cable account"

There is no "you'll" in this. You just have to know someone who is willing to share their account login. I don't have a cable subscription but my mom does so I just use her account.

This is one of the reasons content owners are leery about providing their content over the internet.

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

1 recommendation

Re: It's not hard to get it without a subscription.

I'll feel guilty when ESPN's business model of fucking small providers changes.
mdlund0

join:2011-08-02
Lawrence, KS
Those of us "borrowing" a friend's account because it is not an option for us are still watching the commercials and advertising. So what's the quarrel again?

88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: It's not hard to get it without a subscription.

said by mdlund0:

Those of us "borrowing" a friend's account because it is not an option for us are still watching the commercials and advertising. So what's the quarrel again?

Not if you're using a DVR and skipping the commercials. Also the quarrel is you're not paying for cable. Thus ESPN is not getting it's $10 from the cable company from you being a subscriber.

88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by battleop:

"though you'll still need a traditional cable account"

There is no "you'll" in this. You just have to know someone who is willing to share their account login. I don't have a cable subscription but my mom does so I just use her account.

Anyone that asks me to share my account info I'd tell them to go fuck themselves. No way I let anyone have access to my account info.

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

Re: It's not hard to get it without a subscription.

You must have some serious issues with your children you need to address if you can't trust them.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Expand your moderator at work

antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:5

No satellite services?

No Dish, DirecTV, etc.?
Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

Re: No satellite services?

not till they we up there deals.

And espn is pushing hard from the them to add that long horn channel.

maybe dish should drop ESPN.

88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: No satellite services?

said by Joe12345678:

not till they we up there deals.

And espn is pushing hard from the them to add that long horn channel.

maybe dish should drop ESPN.

people claim they want their TV provider to stand up to the content providers but if Dish drops ESPN 95% of those that want Dish to take a tough stand will bail on Dish and go with another TV provider that has ESPN. And that is why TV providers do not stand up to content providers.
dudeman456

join:2005-04-29
New York, NY

Though You Still Need Traditional Cable to Access Any of It

"Though You Still Need Traditional Cable to Access Any of It"

That's not entirely correct, it works on Verizon DSL, it most be a domain thing.

Mr_juice

@tmodns.net

What about ESPN 3?

I've been a subscriber to AT&T DSL only, and had access to ESPN 3. I switched to time Warner Cable for the reliability, and am now expected to pony up $60 extra to watch ESPN3. I have Dish as a TV provider, so that's not happening. Reading the original post gave me hopes I'd have access, but it's just watchESPN...

jasqid
Fiber In Your Diet?

join:2002-04-02
East Palestine, OH

joke

Hey ESPN and Xbox, come talk to me when I DONT need a traditional cable sub. And Xbox, your whole tv offerings with all these apps is bullshit. I want to be a cord cutter and get away from dtv and Comcast. I'm willing to pay for a gold/platinum account to do alacart programming.