US sports broadcaster ESPN has launched a new college sports service that will bring hundreds of exclusive events to its online streaming service ESPN3 to televisions.
ESPN College Extra will deliver an extensive portfolio of college sports events year-round including American football, basketball, baseball and softball. Live events will be accessible to customers of AT&T U-verse and DirecTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and select National Cable Television Cooperative members at launch, which has been set for September 5 with the start of the 2015-16 college American football season.
ESPN said College Extra live events from Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision conferences will be delivered to fans on up to eight channels through a sports tier or other affiliated television package.
The first game to feature on ESPN College Extra will be the Atlantic Coast Conference clash between Wofford and Clemson on Saturday. All exclusive events will continue to be made available on ESPN3, while blackout and regionalisation restrictions will apply across all platforms.