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ESPN360 Coming To Comcast: Soccer Fans Rejoice


It’s the news that soccer fans with Comcast have been waiting for. ESPN and Comcast have agreed to deal to bring ESPN 360 to Comcast customers by the fall of 2009.

Up until now, none of the 17 million Comcast subscribers had access to ESPN 360, the broadband video site that features the Champions League, Coca-Cola Championship, Serie A, Major League Soccer, Bundesliga and several other leagues.

Currently, ESPN 360 is only available to AT&T, Verizon and smaller cable companies. By adding Comcast, ESPN360 will be available to 41 million Americans.

The news does raise the question whether or not ESPN will try to acquire the Internet rights to the Premier League for the 2010-2013 seasons. The winner is scheduled to be announced later this year. If ESPN is able to acquire those rights, that would be a massive coup for the broadcaster. Plus it give them the opportunity to bring the Premier League into the homes of broadband users across the United States. As a comparison, Fox Soccer Channel currently is in 34 million homes.

What are your thoughts about ESPN and Comcast finalizing a deal to bring ESPN 360 to Comcast customers? Click the comments link below to share your opinion.

In other news, ESPN released details regarding their World Cup 2010 marketing campaign which you can find on our sister site, World Cup Buzz.

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  1. Operationmindcrime

    May 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations to Fox for securing the rights and i hope they show the final on the main network.

    I agree with the guttersnipe….exciting times ahead indeed

  2. Kevin

    May 20, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Are you kidding? I don’t trust Comcast, will I have to pay more now, like do some second tier internet access crap. If I truly get 360 I’ll be very, very happy. I had it briefly and loved what was offered.

  3. Gaz

    May 20, 2009 at 8:47 am


  4. eplnfl

    May 20, 2009 at 6:39 am

    With the Cl off to FSC and the EPL elsewhere does it help the EPL fan all that much. Yes, if you enjoy all the other offerings. It’s more then just soccer of course, tennis, rugby, NCAA BB, etc, but for me the best thing was being at work and having the CL match on your computer or coming home and being able to watch the match you missed on demand.

  5. The Gaffer

    May 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Rebecca, good point. The Champions League coverage is available on ESPN 360 this season (just one game left, the Champions League Final). But next season, the Champions League coverage will be available via Setanta-i instead.

    The Gaffer

  6. Rebecca JIll

    May 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    So, even though Champions League will be on Fox Soccer Channel on TV for next season, ESPN360 will still carry it on the Internet? If so, that’s cool!

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