Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest MSO, recently announced it’s serving up ESPN360.com for free to its data subscribers.
“Many Charter customers are avid sports fans, so our goal is to bring coverage of their favorite team and live sporting events into their living rooms or online anytime, anywhere,” said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter’s vice president of product management. “ESPN360.com is another key player on our sports roster, providing fans the power of choice and control and TV-quality picture through Charter’s high-speed Internet service.”
ESPN360.com features thousands of live games and events online each year, including more than 350 college football games this season, hundreds of college basketball games, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, NBA, MLB, global soccer, The Masters and U.S. Open Golf.
The network also offers fans an interactive experience with real-time, in-game stats and scoreboards and live chat. A majority of the events are exclusive to ESPN360.com, while others are broadband-enhanced simulcasts of games on ESPN's TV networks.
Comcast, Cox and Suddenlink launched ESPN360.com to their subscribers earlier this year. Financial terms of Charter’s deal with Disney-owned ESPN360.com weren’t available, but in June, the American Cable Association protested ESPN360.com’s fee structure.