Starting today, shows from ESPN and ESPN3.com are now available for viewing on computers by Time Warner Cable's digital subscribers.
The sports programming from Walt Disney's ESPN services bolsters Time Warner Cable's TV Everywhere-type service and is a direct result of the retransmission agreement the cable operator nabbed with ESPN parent Walt Disney this past summer.
Time Warner Cable customers who pay for ESPN on their cable tiers can access ESPNnetworks.com or ESPN.com to register and sign in to view the free programming.
"We are proud to be the first to use TV Everywhere to bring ESPN to our customers via the Internet, and we are pleased that experience will include ESPN3 for our ESPN subscribers," said Melinda Witmer, executive vice president and chief programming officer for Time Warner Cable. "Our interests are really aligned here. Bringing ESPN to the fan who wants to start the game at work, on the train ride home or at the airport is a great value-add to our customers. Expanding the ESPN lineup to include all that ESPN3 has to offer only makes that proposition more valuable to our customers. ESPN gets it – sports needs to be live – and with these new offerings, we are coming together to bring the fan the best live experience they can get, inside and outside of the home."
The authenticated service gives Time Warner Cable subscribers the opportunity to watch ESPN's linear network online. In the near future, access to ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater will also be offered through this same process, as well as on other Internet-enabled devices such as mobile phones and tablets.