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Messign around tonight with watchespn, wanted to watch Monday Night football live on the computer.  Note this program is not on ESPN3, but you watch it through the watchespn site.  When I click on the play button it gives me a list of cable companies, which none are comcast, yet the webstie is "powered" by Infinity.  When I click on remote acces, it directs me to comcast.net, when I get there I find no info on watchespn.  Anyone used this yet?  EPSN3 works great, but this is another form of online espn watching.

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The former ESPN3.com and ESPN360 is now WatchESPN, but that service has two levels. Comcast viewers get the version that's equivalent to ESPN3.com AKA ESPN360. Customers of Time Warner Cable and its cousin Brighthouse Cable get the version that includes access to watching ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Goal Line, and Buzzer Beater online. Those two carriers got that special service for their customers via an agreement signed when carriage rights to the ESPN networks came up for renewal the other year. Until Comcast's deal with ESPN comes up for renewal itself, its cusomers are unlikely to see the better version of the service.

 

I'd love to get the version of WatchESPN that provides access to the online viewing of the cable channels added sooner than that, but Comcast adds channels and services at such a slow pace that I wouldn't expect to see them any time in the near future. For what it's worth, Comcast offers NFL Network and NFL Redzone, channels Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse don't offer and aren't likely to this season at least. So we at least have something the people with better access to WatchESPN don't have.

 

- Edited to correct a misspelling.

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Re: watchespn website

Comcast has not yet reached whatever agreement is necessary with ESPN in order to have its customers enjoy the full features of WatchESPN, including apps for iPad, etc.




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The former ESPN3.com and ESPN360 is now WatchESPN, but that service has two levels. Comcast viewers get the version that's equivalent to ESPN3.com AKA ESPN360. Customers of Time Warner Cable and its cousin Brighthouse Cable get the version that includes access to watching ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Goal Line, and Buzzer Beater online. Those two carriers got that special service for their customers via an agreement signed when carriage rights to the ESPN networks came up for renewal the other year. Until Comcast's deal with ESPN comes up for renewal itself, its cusomers are unlikely to see the better version of the service.

 

I'd love to get the version of WatchESPN that provides access to the online viewing of the cable channels added sooner than that, but Comcast adds channels and services at such a slow pace that I wouldn't expect to see them any time in the near future. For what it's worth, Comcast offers NFL Network and NFL Redzone, channels Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse don't offer and aren't likely to this season at least. So we at least have something the people with better access to WatchESPN don't have.

 

- Edited to correct a misspelling.

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tamalieii wrote:

The former ESPN3.com and ESPN360 is now WatchESPN, but that service has too levels. Comcast viewers get the version that's equivalent to ESPN3.com AKA ESPN360. Customers of Time Warner Cable and its cousin Brighthouse Cable get the version that includes access to watching ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Goal Line, and Buzzer Beater online. Those two carriers got that special service for their customers via an agreement signed when carriage rights to the ESPN networks came up for renewal the other year. Until Comcast's deal with ESPN comes up for renewal itself, its cusomers are unlikely to see the better version of the service.

 

I'd love to get the version of WatchESPN that provides access to the online viewing of the cable channels added sooner than that, but Comcast adds channels and services at such a slow pace that I wouldn't expect to see them any time in the near future. For what it's worth, Comcast offers NFL Network and NFL Redzone, channels Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse don't offer and aren't likely to this season at least. So we at least have something the people with better access to WatchESPN don't have.


There is not much for me to add because tamalieii summed it up perfectly.

 

I can say that we are working hard on trying to make WatchESPN available on apps and computers. I, however, do not have an update at this time. I will let you know when I hear more.

 

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ComcastJoe wrote: ... There is not much for me to add because tamalieii summed it up perfectly. ...

You could explain how it is that the site is "Powered by Xfinity". Seems kinda incongruous, no?

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BruceW,

 

You have to be a Xfinity Internet customer to watch ESPN3. It's your Xfintiy Internet connection that is "powering" your access to ESPN3.

 

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But still, the site is "powered by Xfinity" but Xfinity customers do not even have complete access.  That seems pretty rediculous to me.  Perhaps it should say "Powered by Time Warner" instead.  I switched from another provider to Comcast just for ESPN online streaming so I won't hesitate to bail if they don't get that service very soon.

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ComcastJoe wrote:

BruceW,

 

You have to be a Xfinity Internet customer to watch ESPN3. It's your Xfintiy Internet connection that is "powering" your access to ESPN3.

 

Thanks,
Joe
XfinityTV.com/Xfinity.com Support


But if it only allows access to portions of the site isn't that misleading?  That's like writing an editorial in a paper and slapping your name on the top of the front page saying "brought to you by (your name)"

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WatchESPN Powered by Xfinity but...

Watch ESPN (Powered by Xfinity) but when I try to create an account so I can watch it on my iPad, WatchESPN says...

 

"WatchESPN is currently unavailable with the service provider selected. Please contact your cable or satellite company directly to let them know you'd like this service in the future. We're continuously working to add new providers so come back soon to see if we've added yours."

 

Please tell me how I can fix this or how Comcast can fix it. I'm tired of looking at other providers and wishing that Comcast was like them with channels and programming... 

 

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Re: watchespn website

This is what I just found after doing some research...

 

http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2012/01/04/disney-comcast-agreement/

 

About 3/4 down there is a paragraph that begins with "Xfinity TV customers will receive broad access to existing authenticated products like WatchESPN..."

 

This is dated January 4, 2012

 

Just thought I would share...

 

Kyle

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If comcast has the level with espn3, why can't I at least get that?

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