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Hundreds of Live College Sports Events Delivered Year-Round beginning September 5
Available to AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and Select NCTC Members’ Customers at Launch
All Events will continue to be Available on ESPN3 across WatchESPN Platforms
ESPN today announced the launch of ESPN College Extra, a new college sports service that will bring hundreds of ESPN3 exclusive live college sports events to the TV. The service delivers an extensive portfolio of college sports events year-round including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more. Live events will be accessible to customers of AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV – which is now part of the AT&T family – Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and select NCTC members at launch beginning Saturday, September 5 with the start of the 2015-16 football season. Any additional providers to carry ESPN College Extra will be announced at a later date.
“ESPN is at the forefront of media innovation with a long history of working closely with distributors to better serve customers,” said Sean Breen, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. “ESPN College Extra is the latest example of that ongoing collaboration and we are pleased that AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and several NCTC members have recognized the value it adds to the multichannel video subscription.”
ESPN College Extra live events from FBS conferences (including the ACC, The American, Big 12, MAC and Sun Belt) and FCS conferences (Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, MAAC, MEAC, MVC, Pioneer, Southland, Summit League, SWAC, WAC and more) will be delivered to fans on up to eight channels through a sports tier or other affiliated TV package. The schedule at launch:
|Sat, Sept 5||12:30 p.m.||ACC||Wofford vs. Clemson|
|1:00 p.m.||Big South||Holy Cross vs. Monmouth|
|1:00 p.m.||PSAC||Lincoln vs. Cheyney (PA)|
|3:30 p.m.||Sun Belt||Howard vs. Appalachian State|
|6:00 p.m.||The American||Towson vs. East Carolina|
|7:00 p.m.||The American||Alabama A&M vs. Cincinnati|
|7:00 p.m.||The American||Missouri State vs. Memphis|
|7:00 p.m.||Big South||Coastal Carolina vs. Furman|
|7:00 p.m.||The American||Florida A&M vs. South Florida|
|7:00 p.m.||Pioneer||Webber vs. Stetson|
|7:00 p.m.||Southland||Northern Arizona vs. Stephen F. Austin|
|8:00 p.m.||The American||Tennessee Tech vs. Houston|
All exclusive events will continue to be made available on ESPN3 at no additional cost to fans with an affiliated internet or video subscription. ESPN3 is accessible to more than 99 million households nationwide online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Blackout and regionalization restrictions will continue to apply across all platforms.