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WatchESPN Bows for Mediacom, Suddenlink Subs

With its parent The Walt Disney Co. having inked expanded renewal deals with Mediacom, Suddenlink and the National Cable Television Cooperative and National Telco Television Consortium earlier this summer, the WatchESPN suite of products is now available to subscribers of those distributors.

With the rollouts on the providers beginning today, WatchESPN is now available to some 75 million households nationwide. DirecTV is the only major provider that doesn't have a contract to supply the WatchESPN products.

Over the summer, Disney reached extensions with Mediacom, Suddenlink, the NCTC and NTTC and their authenticated video customers can now access live sports on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network and SEC Network + on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices.

Subscribers that receive ad hoc scoring and highligts services ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater and ESPN Bases Loaded will also be able to access them on WatchESPN when those channels are in season.  Additionally, curated on-demand video featuring the most recent and relevant content -- including highlights and news clips from ESPN.com as well as short-form segments from programs such as E:60, Outside The Lines, SC Featured, Sport Science and others -- will also be accessible through WatchESPN on select platforms.

ESPN today announced that video subscribers to Mediacom, Suddenlink and members of the NCTC and NTTC are now able to receive live access to ESPN networks through WatchESPN, enabling customers to access live sports programming on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices.  Access to WatchESPN is now currently available to 75 million households nationwide.

Video subscribers must log in with their respective online IDs and passwords to access all services.  On computers, customers can visit WatchESPN.com for live access to ESPN networks.  Subscribers with a supported smartphone or tablet can also download the free WatchESPN app by visiting the App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore or Windows Stores.

Customers will also be able to stream WatchESPN on televisions with their affiliated provider credentials via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in the near future.