Here is the statement released by SNY today to help explain what it going on with the streaming of women’s basketball games this season…..
A message to our uconnhuskies.tv subscribers:
Thank you for being a subscriber to SNY’s UConn Women’s Basketball online streaming package last season. All of us are looking forward to another exciting season for the Huskies as they pursue UConn’s ninth national championship.
We want to inform you of changes related to the televised games and the streaming service for the coming season and going forward. Through the American Athletic Conference’s new television agreement, individual schools no longer control their own local women’s basketball broadcast rights. The TV rights for all schools in The American have been acquired by ESPN, in a rights arrangement similar to that of many conferences across the country.
However, through a deal with ESPN, SNY is proud to continue as the “TV Home of the Huskies” and will be broadcasting 17 regular season games, along with other programs including pre-and-post-game shows, Geno Auriemma coach’s shows and our highly-acclaimed Huskies All-Access Special. All of this programming will be televised throughout SNY’s regional “footprint” of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania and also on various other national services that carry SNY such as DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.
Outside SNY’s “footprint”, these 17 games will now be streamed on ESPN3, an ESPN digital network. ESPN3 is available at no extra charge for those who have a high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated ESPN service provider that supports ESPN3 content. ESPN3 can be viewed on home computers, smartphones, and tablets. Go to WatchESPN.com for more information.
However, within SNY’s “footprint,” UConn games will not be available online in order to protect the exclusivity of SNY’s television broadcasts.
We apologize for the late notice of this message and any inconvenience this may cause, as we have been working diligently through the changes to explore every possibility for our fans and customers.
SNY and UConn are proud to continue our partnership by delivering UConn women’s basketball at the championship level it deserves.