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Why is it that almost every other television service provider offers Watchespn but directv does not?? The "world wide leader in sports" shouldn't be dropping the ball on offering this.  When I called to directv to see what could be done about the game I wanted to watch that was only carried on Time warner or ESPN3 I was told that they could sell me a college football package. I was like ok but other providers offer this for free, but I listened.  it was around $100 and it didn't carry the game I wanted anyways.  I am at directv for the sports channels but this is really making me reconsider my thinking, I want watch espn really badly am I am frustrated by this.  Even Dish Network gets it now!!! Really???  Why pay the money for a television service provider that is supposed to supply you with sports if you cant watch the games you want to watch? Directv please get this done so I can watch my games.

Why is it that almost every other television service provider offers Watchespn but directv does not?? The "world wide leader in sports" shouldn't be dropping the ball on offering this.  When I called to directv to see what could be done about the game I wanted to watch that was only carried on Time warner or ESPN3 I was told that they could sell me a college football package. I was like ok but other providers offer this for free, but I listened.  it was around $100 and it didn't carry the game I wanted anyways.  I am at directv for the sports channels but this is really making me reconsider my thinking, I want watch espn really badly am I am frustrated by this.  Even Dish Network gets it now!!! Really???  Why pay the money for a television service provider that is supposed to supply you with sports if you cant watch the games you want to watch? Directv please get this done so I can watch my games.

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Totally get where you're coming from. It's a rights issue and it's being worked on. Hope to have news on this in the near future.

Totally get where you're coming from. It's a rights issue and it's being worked on. Hope to have news on this in the near future.

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As has been stated multiple times complete with links to proof of it, Disney will NOT provide access to the Watch apps outside of the renewal of the contract. Prior to 2010 ESPN3 was an ISP only product called ESPN 360, last time DirecTV renewed their contract that didn't even exist. Most ISPs made deals for ESPN 360 and later ESPN3, but for whatever reason Time Warner and their lapdog Bright House along with Optimum restrict it to those with TV subscriptions. Maybe you should be asking Time Warner why are they blocking you from accessing ESPN3, something internet only subscribers of providers like Comcast, Verizon, Cox and Charter have no problem accessing.

http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/207378-watch-espn/page-6

As has been stated multiple times complete with links to proof of it, Disney will NOT provide access to the Watch apps outside of the renewal of the contract. Prior to 2010 ESPN3 was an ISP only product called ESPN 360, last time DirecTV renewed their contract that didn't even exist. Most ISPs made deals for ESPN 360 and later ESPN3, but for whatever reason Time Warner and their lapdog Bright House along with Optimum restrict it to those with TV subscriptions. Maybe you should be asking Time Warner why are they blocking you from accessing ESPN3, something internet only subscribers of providers like Comcast, Verizon, Cox and Charter have no problem accessing.

http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/207378-watch-espn/page-6

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I agree completely.   The drop down menu for "Select Provider" has like 120 networks listed.....but no DIRECTV. Are you kidding me???????

Dear DirecTV,

Get your act together.

Sincerely,

Your Disappointed Customer

I agree completely.   The drop down menu for "Select Provider" has like 120 networks listed.....but no DIRECTV. Are you kidding me???????

Dear DirecTV,

Get your act together.

Sincerely,

Your Disappointed Customer

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Why not call and complain to Disney which is the one holding things up????

Why not call and complain to Disney which is the one holding things up????

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Dear Mr. Banks,

Please let us use WatchESPN on our iPads!

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Or....here's a better idea:

How about Directv call Disney and tell them to stop holding things up? After all, it is their job and we are the customer.

Dear Mr. Banks,

Please let us use WatchESPN on our iPads!

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Or....here's a better idea:

How about Directv call Disney and tell them to stop holding things up? After all, it is their job and we are the customer.

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rbclinke wrote:

Or....here's a better idea:

How about Directv call Disney and tell them to stop holding things up? After all, it is their job and we are the customer.

DirecTV® have tried, Disney is not allowing until the contract s  renewed.  Disney had never allow the EW apps mid contract to any MVPD

rbclinke wrote:

Or....here's a better idea:

How about Directv call Disney and tell them to stop holding things up? After all, it is their job and we are the customer.

DirecTV® have tried, Disney is not allowing until the contract s  renewed.  Disney had never allow the EW apps mid contract to any MVPD

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Another US Open Tennis Championship!  And as much as Direct TV touts their multiple court feature, now as we get into the second week,  the multiple court features expire and the bigger networks control what feeds are broadcast.  So now major 4th round and QFs and probably SFs are going to take place simultaneously and they are going to say,  go to ESPN3 for the action.   I've been with Century Link as ISP for years.  I have requested repeatedly that they provide ESPN streaming media.  At one time they said they hoped to get a contract, but that was 3 years ago.  This last time they said it was a problem with ESPN.  I'm seeking a response from Direct to find out which ISPs in the Portland area will bundle that can provide me with ESPN 3.  I now have Smart TV and would REALLY like to take advantage of the technology and have gotten tired of getting dismissed.  I've been loyal and patient for so long and have expressed willingness to pay extra for access to the streaming media.  The lack of movement on this issue makes me wonder is this just a problem for myself and about seven other people who appear on this post?   Because if that's the case Century Link, Direct TV, and whoever powers that be will not miss our $ at the end of the month when we figure out a way to drop them.

Another US Open Tennis Championship!  And as much as Direct TV touts their multiple court feature, now as we get into the second week,  the multiple court features expire and the bigger networks control what feeds are broadcast.  So now major 4th round and QFs and probably SFs are going to take place simultaneously and they are going to say,  go to ESPN3 for the action.   I've been with Century Link as ISP for years.  I have requested repeatedly that they provide ESPN streaming media.  At one time they said they hoped to get a contract, but that was 3 years ago.  This last time they said it was a problem with ESPN.  I'm seeking a response from Direct to find out which ISPs in the Portland area will bundle that can provide me with ESPN 3.  I now have Smart TV and would REALLY like to take advantage of the technology and have gotten tired of getting dismissed.  I've been loyal and patient for so long and have expressed willingness to pay extra for access to the streaming media.  The lack of movement on this issue makes me wonder is this just a problem for myself and about seven other people who appear on this post?   Because if that's the case Century Link, Direct TV, and whoever powers that be will not miss our $ at the end of the month when we figure out a way to drop them.

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Wouldn't the whole "renegotiate" argument have lost validity when they negotiated for the SEC Network?  It was an ADD without renegotiation.

My thoughts are that DirecTV is not overly interested in paying much of anything for it, as it is no value to them - allows you to watch content without using their hardware.

I have been a subscriber for YEARS, but this kind of thing frustrates me with them.  DISH is getting a leg up on them more and more with this kind of thing - but I'll go back to cable before I go DISH.

Wouldn't the whole "renegotiate" argument have lost validity when they negotiated for the SEC Network?  It was an ADD without renegotiation.

My thoughts are that DirecTV is not overly interested in paying much of anything for it, as it is no value to them - allows you to watch content without using their hardware.

I have been a subscriber for YEARS, but this kind of thing frustrates me with them.  DISH is getting a leg up on them more and more with this kind of thing - but I'll go back to cable before I go DISH.

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wstegemann wrote back in late August:

Totally get where you're coming from. It's a rights issue and it's being worked on. Hope to have news on this in the near future.

How long can this possibly take?  How is it that 120 other rights distributors have negotiated this with ESPN but DirecTV has not?  DirecTV has in the past called itself the #1 sports provider.  Clearly not.  I don't think the argument that ESPN doesn't negotiate mid-contract holds water.  But just in case it does/did,  I wrote directly to DirecTV back on 9/15/14  and specifically asked when their agreement with ESPN was due to be renegotiated.  Of course their reply was "unable to comment".   I'd really be torked at this point for it not for my cable provider (Cox) allowing ESPN3 to stream to at least my PCs.  But of course nothing to cell phones, tablets, or Roku devices, even while they're operating in my residence. 

Does anybody have a clue when this will be settled one way or another?

wstegemann wrote back in late August:

Totally get where you're coming from. It's a rights issue and it's being worked on. Hope to have news on this in the near future.

How long can this possibly take?  How is it that 120 other rights distributors have negotiated this with ESPN but DirecTV has not?  DirecTV has in the past called itself the #1 sports provider.  Clearly not.  I don't think the argument that ESPN doesn't negotiate mid-contract holds water.  But just in case it does/did,  I wrote directly to DirecTV back on 9/15/14  and specifically asked when their agreement with ESPN was due to be renegotiated.  Of course their reply was "unable to comment".   I'd really be torked at this point for it not for my cable provider (Cox) allowing ESPN3 to stream to at least my PCs.  But of course nothing to cell phones, tablets, or Roku devices, even while they're operating in my residence. 

Does anybody have a clue when this will be settled one way or another?

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I have been inquiring for about two years now regarding Watch ESPN. Just recently inquired about the Fox Sports App too. Would have been nice to watch MLB playoffs for NL. At least I watched AL playoffs on TBS. More than rights issue... Someone mentioned it won't be discussed until next contract. My contract with DirecTV runs out in February 2015. My cable company provides this option. I am seriously considering the switch. I somehow don't think all of the other providers waited until contract renewal time. Changes to contracts are made all of the time...why not now? if that's the case.

I have been inquiring for about two years now regarding Watch ESPN. Just recently inquired about the Fox Sports App too. Would have been nice to watch MLB playoffs for NL. At least I watched AL playoffs on TBS. More than rights issue... Someone mentioned it won't be discussed until next contract. My contract with DirecTV runs out in February 2015. My cable company provides this option. I am seriously considering the switch. I somehow don't think all of the other providers waited until contract renewal time. Changes to contracts are made all of the time...why not now? if that's the case.

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We've been with Directv for 1.5 years so far. At 3 months I find out they don't have Pac12 channel, because they cannot negotiate an agreement. Just last week I tried to use WatchESPN and find again Directv can not solve negotiation issues. Now I'm watching Walking Dead and in the middle of the show AMC rolls an announcement that their contract is in jeopardy due to stalls in negotiations. If there had only been one negotiation issue I wouldn't be so concerned, but the problems are stacking up. for my watching purposes, Directv programming is becoming seriously compromised. I will be considering other options when our contract is up.

We've been with Directv for 1.5 years so far. At 3 months I find out they don't have Pac12 channel, because they cannot negotiate an agreement. Just last week I tried to use WatchESPN and find again Directv can not solve negotiation issues. Now I'm watching Walking Dead and in the middle of the show AMC rolls an announcement that their contract is in jeopardy due to stalls in negotiations. If there had only been one negotiation issue I wouldn't be so concerned, but the problems are stacking up. for my watching purposes, Directv programming is becoming seriously compromised. I will be considering other options when our contract is up.

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AMC's contract still has over 6 months, they just have a record breaking show that is giving them leverage to ask for more money from consumers for their programming.  If you think changing providers will get you away from contract negotiations, you are wrong.  SuddenLink is without Viacom programming right now, and DISH is currently without Turner channels (TNT, TBS, TMC, TruTV, etc).  Negotiations happen with every company, if you fall into the broadcaster issue and change companies over a negotiation, you will lose in the end, because the other company will come into negotiations as well.

AMC's contract still has over 6 months, they just have a record breaking show that is giving them leverage to ask for more money from consumers for their programming.  If you think changing providers will get you away from contract negotiations, you are wrong.  SuddenLink is without Viacom programming right now, and DISH is currently without Turner channels (TNT, TBS, TMC, TruTV, etc).  Negotiations happen with every company, if you fall into the broadcaster issue and change companies over a negotiation, you will lose in the end, because the other company will come into negotiations as well.

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Only Time Warner and RCN internet customers get ESPN 3, so go ahead, change to any other company, and expect to be let down if you only have TV/internet for ESPN 3. 

Only Time Warner and RCN internet customers get ESPN 3, so go ahead, change to any other company, and expect to be let down if you only have TV/internet for ESPN 3. 

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every provider goes through negotiations, to think changing providers will help that is funny.

every provider goes through negotiations, to think changing providers will help that is funny.

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Actually there are more. I have Charter Communications and they have ESPN3.com. I have watched several games already. Charter also has WatchESPN, therefore changing providers would help me out with what I want to do.

DirecTV is a great company...but my last discussion they were trying to push me towards Genie, which I do not want to do. ESPN and DirecTV just need to work it out soon.

Actually there are more. I have Charter Communications and they have ESPN3.com. I have watched several games already. Charter also has WatchESPN, therefore changing providers would help me out with what I want to do.

DirecTV is a great company...but my last discussion they were trying to push me towards Genie, which I do not want to do. ESPN and DirecTV just need to work it out soon.

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Other providers are catching up to DirecTV in the sports department. They better hurry and make a move. Not having Dodger Baseball is making me considering leaving after having them since 1998. NFL Sunday Ticket is great, but football itself is becoming soft, and with good reason, with all the concussion reports and other injuries. May not be as popular in a few years, if rule changes keep doing what they are doing to the current game, not to mention the players run ins with the law. Bottom line to me is it makes no sense to pay what I'm paying if I'm not getting the programming I want, others do provide it.

Other providers are catching up to DirecTV in the sports department. They better hurry and make a move. Not having Dodger Baseball is making me considering leaving after having them since 1998. NFL Sunday Ticket is great, but football itself is becoming soft, and with good reason, with all the concussion reports and other injuries. May not be as popular in a few years, if rule changes keep doing what they are doing to the current game, not to mention the players run ins with the law. Bottom line to me is it makes no sense to pay what I'm paying if I'm not getting the programming I want, others do provide it.

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It is has been reported and discussed for a long time now the earliest Directv customers would be able to access all of the channels on WatchESPN (along with WatchABC, WatchABC Family, Disney, Disney Jr, Disney XD) on mobile and streaming devices would be when Directv and Disney negotiated a new agreement. Does anyone have a clue if these negotiations are taking place?

It is has been reported and discussed for a long time now the earliest Directv customers would be able to access all of the channels on WatchESPN (along with WatchABC, WatchABC Family, Disney, Disney Jr, Disney XD) on mobile and streaming devices would be when Directv and Disney negotiated a new agreement. Does anyone have a clue if these negotiations are taking place?

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You make the comment that "if you fall into the broadcaster issue and change companies over a negotiation, you will lose in the end."  All I can say is this, I was with AT&T uVerse for six years.  I switched to Direct TV because they had the NFL Sunday Ticket.  I assumed I would still get all the other stuff that made me happy at uVerse.  I was WRONG.  You know the saying, the grass is always greener...Before switching, I got all the things you folks are asking about, including Watch ESPN. Now all i can do is hope that one day....  Believe me, after my CONTRACT is up I'll be leaving DTV faster than you can say "seeya!!!!!!!!!!!"

You make the comment that "if you fall into the broadcaster issue and change companies over a negotiation, you will lose in the end."  All I can say is this, I was with AT&T uVerse for six years.  I switched to Direct TV because they had the NFL Sunday Ticket.  I assumed I would still get all the other stuff that made me happy at uVerse.  I was WRONG.  You know the saying, the grass is always greener...Before switching, I got all the things you folks are asking about, including Watch ESPN. Now all i can do is hope that one day....  Believe me, after my CONTRACT is up I'll be leaving DTV faster than you can say "seeya!!!!!!!!!!!"

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I have been a Directv customer for more than 12 years but, as they continue to fall behind the competition, it is becoming harder it is to remain loyal. When my friends and neighbors who have Comcast or Dish can stream many times more channels on their devices than Directv, access major apps like FOXSportsGo and WatchESPN, and have thousands more on-demand choices, it is hard to see any advantage, other than a very expensive Sunday Ticket package, in staying with Directv. Like many Americans, my television viewing has changed and I watch a lot of programs and sports events on my phone and tablet. Directv is the worst provider in my area for that. I don't care why Directv can't get a deal done to support apps like FOXSportsGo and WatchESPN or why they have minimal out-of-home streaming and on demand options. All I know and care is Directv does not offer this support or services. As much as I would like to continue with Directv, my loyalty ends when I'm expected to be content with an inferior product. Hopefully Directv is able to step it up before my agreement with them expires in May or I will be looking elsewhere for my television provider. If it comes to that, hopefully the grass is greener on that side of the fence. 

I have been a Directv customer for more than 12 years but, as they continue to fall behind the competition, it is becoming harder it is to remain loyal. When my friends and neighbors who have Comcast or Dish can stream many times more channels on their devices than Directv, access major apps like FOXSportsGo and WatchESPN, and have thousands more on-demand choices, it is hard to see any advantage, other than a very expensive Sunday Ticket package, in staying with Directv. Like many Americans, my television viewing has changed and I watch a lot of programs and sports events on my phone and tablet. Directv is the worst provider in my area for that. I don't care why Directv can't get a deal done to support apps like FOXSportsGo and WatchESPN or why they have minimal out-of-home streaming and on demand options. All I know and care is Directv does not offer this support or services. As much as I would like to continue with Directv, my loyalty ends when I'm expected to be content with an inferior product. Hopefully Directv is able to step it up before my agreement with them expires in May or I will be looking elsewhere for my television provider. If it comes to that, hopefully the grass is greener on that side of the fence. 

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I would like to get that answer too. I thought the Disney Contract ran out the last of this month. You would think somebody at Directv could at least say when the contract expires. I'm really frustrated over the lack of having WatchESPN and SECN+ networks. I have already missed several SEC basketball games that were on SECN+. This kind of reminds me of the different SEC sporting events that we missed out on when CSS was still in existence.

I would like to get that answer too. I thought the Disney Contract ran out the last of this month. You would think somebody at Directv could at least say when the contract expires. I'm really frustrated over the lack of having WatchESPN and SECN+ networks. I have already missed several SEC basketball games that were on SECN+. This kind of reminds me of the different SEC sporting events that we missed out on when CSS was still in existence.

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I think that Directv is providing satellite service to us at a substantial cost, so why is it our place to contact Disney?

I think that Directv is providing satellite service to us at a substantial cost, so why is it our place to contact Disney?

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Here are all the providers that allow you to watch ESPN on your mobile but DirecTV does not.  I've been a subscriber for about 15 years and I can't tell you how much it bums me out to miss so many games because I have DirecTV and not one of these providers:

3 Rivers Communications

Website: http://www.3rivers.net/

Access Montana

AcenTek

Acme Communications

Algona Municipal Utilities

Website: www.netamu.com

All West Communications

Alliance Communications

ALLO Communications

Alpine Communications

Website: www.alpinecom.net

American Broadband

Website: www.abbnebraska.com

Arkwest Communications

Armstrong

Website: http://www.armstrongmywire.com/

Arvig

Ashland Home Net

Astound

AT&T U-verse

Website: http://www.att.com

ATC Broadband

ATC Communications

Atlantic Broadband

Website: http://www.atlanticbb.net

Baldwin Telecom, Inc.

Ballard TV

Bardstown Cable TV

Bay Country Communications

Phone: 410-901-2224

Website: www.bcctv.com

Bay Creek Communications

Beaver Valley Cable

BEK TV

Website: http://www.bektel.com

BELD

Blue Ridge Communications

Website: http://www.mybrctv.com

Brandenburg Telephone Co.

Website: www.bbtel.com

Bright House Networks

Website: http://brighthouse.com/corporate/support/contact

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services

Website: www.btes.net

Broadstripe

BTC Communications

Butler-Bremer Communications

C Spire

Cable Services Inc.

Cable TV of East Alabama

Website: ctvea.net

Cable TV of Stanton

CableAmerica

Cam-Tel Company

Cameron Communications

Website: www.camtel.com

Canby Telcom

Website: www.canby.com

CapRock Tv

Carnegie Cable

CAS Cable

Website: www.cascable.net

CASSCOMM

CC Communications

Website: www.cccomm.net

CDE Lightband

Website: www.clarksvillede.com

Cedar Falls Utilities

Website: www.cfu.net/internet

Celect-Bloomer Telephone Area

Celect-Bruce Telephone Area

Celect-Citizens Connected Area

Celect-Elmwood Spring Valley Area

Celect-West WI Telephone Area

CentraCom

Website: www.centracom.com

CenturyLink Prism

Website: http://www.centurylink.net

Charter

Website: http://www.charter.com

Chatmoss Cablevision

Chesapeake Bay Communications

Chippewa Valley Cable

Cim-Tel Cable, LLC.

Citizens Cablevision - Floyd, VA

Citizens Cablevision, Inc.

Citizens Telecom

Citizens Telephone Corporation

CityLink

Clarence Telephone and Cedar Communications

CLICK1.NET

Website: www.click1.net

Clinton Cable Inc.

CML Telephone Cooperative Association

CNS

Website: www.cns-internet.com

Co-Mo Connect

Coaxial Cable TV

Colo Telephone Company

Columbia Power & Water Systems

Columbus Telephone

Comcast XFINITY

Website: http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/

ComLink

Community Communications Company

Comporium

Website: www.comporium.com

Consolidated

Website: www.myconsolidated.net

Consolidated Communications

Website: www.mycci.net

Conway Corporation

Cox

Website: http://ww2.cox.com

Crestview Cable Communications

Cross TV

Crosslake Communications

CTC - Brainerd MN

Website: www.ctctelcom.net

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

Dakota Central Telecommunications

Delta Telephone Company

Direct Communications Cable

Website: www.directcom.com

DISH

Website: http://www.dish.com

Duo County Telecom

Eagle Communications

East Arkansas Cable TV

EATEL Video, LLC

Emery Telcom Video LLC

Endeavor Communications

Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation

EnTouch

EPB Fiber Optics

EPB Smarnet

EPlus Broadband

Website: http://eplusbroadband.com

Etex Communications

Falcon Broadband

Website: www.falconbroadband.net

Fayetteville Public Utilities

Fidelity Communications

Flint River Communications

Frankfort Plant Board

Website: www.fewpb.comt

Franklin Telephone Company

FTC

GBT Communications, Inc.

GCI

Giant Communications

Glasgow Electric Plant Board

Glenwood Telecommunications LLC.

Website: www.shopglenwood.net

GLW Broadband

Golden West Cablevision

Website: www.goldenwest.com

Google Fiber

Website: https://fiber.google.com/about/

Grande Communications

Website: http://grandecom.com

Great Plains Communications

Harlan Municipal Utilities

Hart Communications, Inc.

Website: www.hartcom.net

Hawaiian Telcom

Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative

Hickory Telephone Company

Highland Communication Services

Hinton CATV Co.

HomeTel Entertainment, Inc.

Hood Canal Communications

Hope - Prescott Cable TV

Horizon Cable TV, Inc.

HTC Communications, Inc. - IA

Huxley Communications

ImOn Communications

Inland Networks

Innovative Cable TV St Croix

Innovative Cable TV St Thomas-St John

Inside Connect Cable

Interstate Telecommunications Coop

Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.

Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company

KMTelecom

KPU Telecommunications

Kuhn Communications Inc.

LangCo

Laurel Highland Total Communications

Limestone Cable / Bracken Cable

Litestream

LocalTel Communications

Longview - Kilgore Cable TV

Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Co.

Lumos Networks

Madison Communications

Madison County Cable Inc.

Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company

McClure Telephone Company

Website: http://www.mccluretelephone.com/television

MCTV

Mediacom

Website: http://www.mediacomcc.com

Merrimac Communications Ltd.

MetroNet

MHTC

Mid-Hudson Cable

Mid-Rivers Communications

Midcontinent Communications

Website: http://www.midcocomm.com

Midstate Communications

Milford Communications

Morris Broadband

Website: http://www.morrisbroadband.com

MTA Communications, LLC

MTC Technologies

MTCC

MTCO Communications

Website: www.mtco.com/?internet&high-speed-internet

Mulberry Telephone Company

MUS FiberNET

Muscatine Power and Water

myEVTV.com

Nebraska Central Telecom, Inc.

Nelson Telephone Cooperative

Nemont Communications Inc

Website: www.nemont.net/

NewWave Communications

Website: http://www.nwcable.net

NICP

NineStar Connect

NKTelco

Nortex Communications

North Central Telephone Cooperative

Northland Communications

Northwest Communications

Norwood Light Broadband

Nsight Telservices

NU-Telecom

Nulink

Website: nulinkdigital.com

OneSource Communications

Opelika Power Services

Website: http://www.opelikapower.com

Optilink

Website: www.dutil.com/optilink/dalton_index.php

Optimum

Website: http://www.optimum.net

OTEC Communication Company

Park Region Telephone & Otter Tail Telcom

Paul Bunyan Communications

Pembroke Telephone Company

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative

Phonoscope Cable

Pine Bluff Cable TV

Pinpoint Communications

Pioneer Communications

Pioneer DTV

Pottawatomie Telephone Co.

Premier Communications

Website: www.mypremieronline.com

PSC

PTCI

Rainier Connect

Ralls Technologies

RCN

Website: http://www.rcn.com

Red River Rural Telephone Association

Website: http://www.rrt.net

Reedsburg Utility Commission

Reliance Connects

Reserve Telecommunications

Resort TV Cable

River Valley Telecommunications Coop

RMA Broadband & Cable TV

Rock Port Cablevision

RTC Communication Corp

SCI Broadband-Savage Communications Inc.

Scottsboro Electric Power Board

Website: http://www.scottsboropower.com

SELCO

Service Electric Cablevision

Service One Cable TV dba Clear Choice

Shentel

Website: http://www.shentel.net

Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association, Inc.

Silver Star Communications

Sjoberg's Inc.

Website: www.mncable.net

SkyBest TV

Smithville

Website: http://www.smithville.com

Solarus

South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative

South Holt Cablevision

South Slope Cooperative Communications

Spencer Municipal Utilities

Phone: 712-580-5800

Website: www.smunet.net

SRT Communications, Inc.

Website: www.srt.com

Suddenlink

Website: http://www.suddenlink.com

Sumner Cable TV

Surry TV PCSI TV

Sweetwater Cable Television Co

Tahlequah Cable TV

TCT West, Inc.

Tele-Media Company

The Community Agency

Time Warner Cable

Website: http://www.timewarnercable.com/contact

Tri County Communications Cooperative

Troy Cablevision, Inc.

Website: www.troycable.net

TruVista

TSC

Tullahoma Utilities Board

TVision

Twin Valley

Union Telephone Company

US Sonet

USA Communications

USA Communications/Shellsburg, IA

Valley Telecommunications

Valparaiso Broadband

Venture Communications Cooperative, Inc.

Verizon FiOS

Website: http://verizon.com/myverizon

Vernon Communications

Vicksburg Video

Vision Communications

Volcano Vision, Inc.

Vyve Broadband

Wabash Mutual Telephone Company

Waitsfield Cable

Walnut Communications

Wave Broadband

West Carolina Communications

West Central Telephone Association

West River Cooperative Telephone Company

Western Iowa Networks

Whidbey Telecom

Website: www.whidbeytel.com

White County Cable TV

Wilson Communications

Windstream

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association

WOW!

Website: http://www.wowway.net/index.php

WTC

WTC Communications, Inc

Yadtel Telecom

Website: http://www.yadtel.net

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Here are all the providers that allow you to watch ESPN on your mobile but DirecTV does not.  I've been a subscriber for about 15 years and I can't tell you how much it bums me out to miss so many games because I have DirecTV and not one of these providers:

3 Rivers Communications

Website: http://www.3rivers.net/

Access Montana

AcenTek

Acme Communications

Algona Municipal Utilities

Website: www.netamu.com

All West Communications

Alliance Communications

ALLO Communications

Alpine Communications

Website: www.alpinecom.net

American Broadband

Website: www.abbnebraska.com

Arkwest Communications

Armstrong

Website: http://www.armstrongmywire.com/

Arvig

Ashland Home Net

Astound

AT&T U-verse

Website: http://www.att.com

ATC Broadband

ATC Communications

Atlantic Broadband

Website: http://www.atlanticbb.net

Baldwin Telecom, Inc.

Ballard TV

Bardstown Cable TV

Bay Country Communications

Phone: 410-901-2224

Website: www.bcctv.com

Bay Creek Communications

Beaver Valley Cable

BEK TV

Website: http://www.bektel.com

BELD

Blue Ridge Communications

Website: http://www.mybrctv.com

Brandenburg Telephone Co.

Website: www.bbtel.com

Bright House Networks

Website: http://brighthouse.com/corporate/support/contact

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services

Website: www.btes.net

Broadstripe

BTC Communications

Butler-Bremer Communications

C Spire

Cable Services Inc.

Cable TV of East Alabama

Website: ctvea.net

Cable TV of Stanton

CableAmerica

Cam-Tel Company

Cameron Communications

Website: www.camtel.com

Canby Telcom

Website: www.canby.com

CapRock Tv

Carnegie Cable

CAS Cable

Website: www.cascable.net

CASSCOMM

CC Communications

Website: www.cccomm.net

CDE Lightband

Website: www.clarksvillede.com

Cedar Falls Utilities

Website: www.cfu.net/internet

Celect-Bloomer Telephone Area

Celect-Bruce Telephone Area

Celect-Citizens Connected Area

Celect-Elmwood Spring Valley Area

Celect-West WI Telephone Area

CentraCom

Website: www.centracom.com

CenturyLink Prism

Website: http://www.centurylink.net

Charter

Website: http://www.charter.com

Chatmoss Cablevision

Chesapeake Bay Communications

Chippewa Valley Cable

Cim-Tel Cable, LLC.

Citizens Cablevision - Floyd, VA

Citizens Cablevision, Inc.

Citizens Telecom

Citizens Telephone Corporation

CityLink

Clarence Telephone and Cedar Communications

CLICK1.NET

Website: www.click1.net

Clinton Cable Inc.

CML Telephone Cooperative Association

CNS

Website: www.cns-internet.com

Co-Mo Connect

Coaxial Cable TV

Colo Telephone Company

Columbia Power & Water Systems

Columbus Telephone

Comcast XFINITY

Website: http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/

ComLink

Community Communications Company

Comporium

Website: www.comporium.com

Consolidated

Website: www.myconsolidated.net

Consolidated Communications

Website: www.mycci.net

Conway Corporation

Cox

Website: http://ww2.cox.com

Crestview Cable Communications

Cross TV

Crosslake Communications

CTC - Brainerd MN

Website: www.ctctelcom.net

Cunningham Telephone & Cable

Dakota Central Telecommunications

Delta Telephone Company

Direct Communications Cable

Website: www.directcom.com

DISH

Website: http://www.dish.com

Duo County Telecom

Eagle Communications

East Arkansas Cable TV

EATEL Video, LLC

Emery Telcom Video LLC

Endeavor Communications

Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation

EnTouch

EPB Fiber Optics

EPB Smarnet

EPlus Broadband

Website: http://eplusbroadband.com

Etex Communications

Falcon Broadband

Website: www.falconbroadband.net

Fayetteville Public Utilities

Fidelity Communications

Flint River Communications

Frankfort Plant Board

Website: www.fewpb.comt

Franklin Telephone Company

FTC

GBT Communications, Inc.

GCI

Giant Communications

Glasgow Electric Plant Board

Glenwood Telecommunications LLC.

Website: www.shopglenwood.net

GLW Broadband

Golden West Cablevision

Website: www.goldenwest.com

Google Fiber

Website: https://fiber.google.com/about/

Grande Communications

Website: http://grandecom.com

Great Plains Communications

Harlan Municipal Utilities

Hart Communications, Inc.

Website: www.hartcom.net

Hawaiian Telcom

Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative

Hickory Telephone Company

Highland Communication Services

Hinton CATV Co.

HomeTel Entertainment, Inc.

Hood Canal Communications

Hope - Prescott Cable TV

Horizon Cable TV, Inc.

HTC Communications, Inc. - IA

Huxley Communications

ImOn Communications

Inland Networks

Innovative Cable TV St Croix

Innovative Cable TV St Thomas-St John

Inside Connect Cable

Interstate Telecommunications Coop

Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.

Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company

KMTelecom

KPU Telecommunications

Kuhn Communications Inc.

LangCo

Laurel Highland Total Communications

Limestone Cable / Bracken Cable

Litestream

LocalTel Communications

Longview - Kilgore Cable TV

Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Co.

Lumos Networks

Madison Communications

Madison County Cable Inc.

Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company

McClure Telephone Company

Website: http://www.mccluretelephone.com/television

MCTV

Mediacom

Website: http://www.mediacomcc.com

Merrimac Communications Ltd.

MetroNet

MHTC

Mid-Hudson Cable

Mid-Rivers Communications

Midcontinent Communications

Website: http://www.midcocomm.com

Midstate Communications

Milford Communications

Morris Broadband

Website: http://www.morrisbroadband.com

MTA Communications, LLC

MTC Technologies

MTCC

MTCO Communications

Website: www.mtco.com/?internet&high-speed-internet

Mulberry Telephone Company

MUS FiberNET

Muscatine Power and Water

myEVTV.com

Nebraska Central Telecom, Inc.

Nelson Telephone Cooperative

Nemont Communications Inc

Website: www.nemont.net/

NewWave Communications

Website: http://www.nwcable.net

NICP

NineStar Connect

NKTelco

Nortex Communications

North Central Telephone Cooperative

Northland Communications

Northwest Communications

Norwood Light Broadband

Nsight Telservices

NU-Telecom

Nulink

Website: nulinkdigital.com

OneSource Communications

Opelika Power Services

Website: http://www.opelikapower.com

Optilink

Website: www.dutil.com/optilink/dalton_index.php

Optimum

Website: http://www.optimum.net

OTEC Communication Company

Park Region Telephone & Otter Tail Telcom

Paul Bunyan Communications

Pembroke Telephone Company

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative

Phonoscope Cable

Pine Bluff Cable TV

Pinpoint Communications

Pioneer Communications

Pioneer DTV

Pottawatomie Telephone Co.

Premier Communications

Website: www.mypremieronline.com

PSC

PTCI

Rainier Connect

Ralls Technologies

RCN

Website: http://www.rcn.com

Red River Rural Telephone Association

Website: http://www.rrt.net

Reedsburg Utility Commission

Reliance Connects

Reserve Telecommunications

Resort TV Cable

River Valley Telecommunications Coop

RMA Broadband & Cable TV

Rock Port Cablevision

RTC Communication Corp

SCI Broadband-Savage Communications Inc.

Scottsboro Electric Power Board

Website: http://www.scottsboropower.com

SELCO

Service Electric Cablevision

Service One Cable TV dba Clear Choice

Shentel

Website: http://www.shentel.net

Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association, Inc.

Silver Star Communications

Sjoberg's Inc.

Website: www.mncable.net

SkyBest TV

Smithville

Website: http://www.smithville.com

Solarus

South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative

South Holt Cablevision

South Slope Cooperative Communications

Spencer Municipal Utilities

Phone: 712-580-5800

Website: www.smunet.net

SRT Communications, Inc.

Website: www.srt.com

Suddenlink

Website: http://www.suddenlink.com

Sumner Cable TV

Surry TV PCSI TV

Sweetwater Cable Television Co

Tahlequah Cable TV

TCT West, Inc.

Tele-Media Company

The Community Agency

Time Warner Cable

Website: http://www.timewarnercable.com/contact

Tri County Communications Cooperative

Troy Cablevision, Inc.

Website: www.troycable.net

TruVista

TSC

Tullahoma Utilities Board

TVision

Twin Valley

Union Telephone Company

US Sonet

USA Communications

USA Communications/Shellsburg, IA

Valley Telecommunications

Valparaiso Broadband

Venture Communications Cooperative, Inc.

Verizon FiOS

Website: http://verizon.com/myverizon

Vernon Communications

Vicksburg Video

Vision Communications

Volcano Vision, Inc.

Vyve Broadband

Wabash Mutual Telephone Company

Waitsfield Cable

Walnut Communications

Wave Broadband

West Carolina Communications

West Central Telephone Association

West River Cooperative Telephone Company

Western Iowa Networks

Whidbey Telecom

Website: www.whidbeytel.com

White County Cable TV

Wilson Communications

Windstream

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association

WOW!

Website: http://www.wowway.net/index.php

WTC

WTC Communications, Inc

Yadtel Telecom

Website: http://www.yadtel.net

Zito Media

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I appreciate you posting this list. It makes the situation even more disheartening when I look at the list of all the providers that do support the WatchESPN app. I've read all the reasons why Directv doesn't support WatchESPN but that doesn't change the fact that Directv is the only major provider that does not support the WatchDisney family of apps that includes WatchESPN and millions of Directv customers are unable to watch programming on what is a popular service.

I appreciate you posting this list. It makes the situation even more disheartening when I look at the list of all the providers that do support the WatchESPN app. I've read all the reasons why Directv doesn't support WatchESPN but that doesn't change the fact that Directv is the only major provider that does not support the WatchDisney family of apps that includes WatchESPN and millions of Directv customers are unable to watch programming on what is a popular service.

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Seriously thinking about going to Dish.  I'm tired of missing games.  Listen to your customers or loose them.

Seriously thinking about going to Dish.  I'm tired of missing games.  Listen to your customers or loose them.

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Here is a report that provides the latest details. Disney and Directv have been negotiating since end of September without reaching an agreement. Since every major carrier was able to work out a deal with Disney, I lay the blame squarely at the feet of Directv.

DirecTV, Disney Continue Carriage Negotiations | Multichannel

Here is a report that provides the latest details. Disney and Directv have been negotiating since end of September without reaching an agreement. Since every major carrier was able to work out a deal with Disney, I lay the blame squarely at the feet of Directv.

DirecTV, Disney Continue Carriage Negotiations | Multichannel

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A new agreement was signed today. Watch ESPN will be available in early 2015. Launch date still TBD. Details can be found here: http://investor.directv.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/DIRECTV-and-The-Walt-Disney-Co...

A new agreement was signed today. Watch ESPN will be available in early 2015. Launch date still TBD. Details can be found here: http://investor.directv.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/DIRECTV-and-The-Walt-Disney-Company-Sign-Expansive-Agreement/default.aspx

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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but they will now be able to access it on digital platforms through our authenticated WATCH products as well as receive new services as part of their subscription, including Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater and ESPN3 also on television.”


Being from Oklahoma (State) not all of it is as exciting as the ESPN "watch", but hey we take the good with the bad. :-) Maybe I should be quiet since they kick our buts this year. Naw. Charlie has them going in a direction that I am not too thrilled about. Can we get Mac back?


Seriously, although been awhile coming, thanks DirectTV.

GO POKES!


but they will now be able to access it on digital platforms through our authenticated WATCH products as well as receive new services as part of their subscription, including Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater and ESPN3 also on television.”


Being from Oklahoma (State) not all of it is as exciting as the ESPN "watch", but hey we take the good with the bad. :-) Maybe I should be quiet since they kick our buts this year. Naw. Charlie has them going in a direction that I am not too thrilled about. Can we get Mac back?


Seriously, although been awhile coming, thanks DirectTV.

GO POKES!


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This is a Christmas miracle! Looks like Directv will now retain me a customer.

This is a Christmas miracle! Looks like Directv will now retain me a customer.

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HALLELUJAH!!!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!

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