ESPN360 Now Free to Suddenlink ‘Net Customers
08/17/09 at 10:55 am Pete
Suddenlink and ESPN have reached an agreement giving Suddenlink’s high-speed Internet customers free access to ESPN360.com
— the 24/7 broadband sports network that offers more than 3,500 live, global sports events annually.
Suddenlink Internet customers can access ESPN360.com for no charge from any computer connected to Suddenlink Internet service. They can also access ESPN360.com from the Suddenlink.net home page.
If Suddenlink Internet customers wish to access ESPN360.com when they are away from home or out of town, they must complete an initial, no-charge registration at ESPN360.com and do so while they’re on a computer connected to Suddenlink Internet service. After that initial registration at ESPN360.com (again, from a computer connected to Suddenlink service) customers will have a validated username and password they can use to access ESPN360.com anywhere, at any time, for no charge.
ESPN360.com features live online sports coverage from a broad array of global events including, but not limited to …
Basketball: NBA, WNBA, Euroleague, FIBA, NCAA (Men’s and Women’s)
Football: NCAA College Football, AFL
Global Soccer: FIFA World Cup events and global qualifiers, Confederations Cup, Football League (UK), Carling Cup (UK), La Liga (Spain), Italian Serie A, Portuguese Liga Sagres, MLS, US National team, international “friendlies” and more
Global Baseball: MLB, World Baseball Classic, College World Series, Little League World Series;
Tennis: multi-court coverage of all four “grand slam” events and select other tennis events;
Golf: extensive coverage of the US Open, The Masters, The Open Championship and more;
Lacrosse: Major League Lacrosse, NCAA College Lacrosse;
Misc. Sports: X Games and Winter X Games, NCAA Hockey and Softball, Open-wheel Racing, Professional Racquetball, International Polo and more.
Through a sleek, simple video player accessible via ESPN360.com, the service gives consumers control over their broadband sports viewing experience — providing reliable, high-quality video and the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward live events. With the ability to deliver up to 15 simultaneous live events, fans are able to toggle between events in a main viewing window, and with a single click, jump to another event. Video can be viewed in widescreen (16:9) and normal (4:3) views and can be expanded to full screen or reduced to a compact size. Recently completed events are archived and available for on-demand replay. A download speed of 450 kilobits per second (Kbps) or greater is required to fully enjoy ESPN360.com features and content.
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