ESPN’s Side Of The Shift Regarding UConn Women On TV

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Before you read this from ESPN, allow me to pass along the recurring message I have been getting about any concerns UConn women’s fans may have about watching the Huskies this season:

You shouldn’t worry. Life may be better.

Here is what ESPN said in its just-released statement:

In light of SNY’s released statement yesterday:


  With the formation of the American Athletic Conference, ESPN established a new television agreement with the league. The American controls the women’s basketball inventory and the rights were allocated to ESPN – new in 2013.

  SNY will continue to air 17 University of Connecticut regular-season games, as well as studio programming, through SNY’s regional footprint of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania, plus distribution on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.


  Outside the SNY footprint games can be viewed on ESPN3 – ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. It is currently available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. Last year, SNY offered a pay-per-view streaming service both inside and outside the SNY footprint.


  ESPN3 is also accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and Apple TV. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.


  Complete list of ESPN3 affiliated Internet and video providers can be found here:


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