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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Update on SNY's UConn streaming package

Since some of you have been asking about when SNY will be accepting orders for its streaming of UConn women's basketball games and other coverage they offer as the regional broadcast home for the eight-time national champions, I reached out to Andrew Fegyveresi, a spokesman at SNY.

Due to ESPN's contract with the American Athletic Conference, SNY can not offer the live streaming package it offered last year.

ESPN3 will offer live streaming of UConn's games scheduled to be televised by SNY. However, I've been told that the UConn games being carried on SNY will be blacked out on ESPN3 in what is considered the "SNY footprint area" including Connecticut and stretching down to Pennsylvania.

Here is a message that was put up on the website earlier today and this email has also been sent out to subscribers of the streams.

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. 

Click here for more details on SNY's comprehensive coverage of UConn Women's Basketball.

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 www.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. 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not see any information on ESPN3 regarding streaming the 17 games. Called ESPN - they did not have any answers.

11:44 AM 

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