Jun 12, 2012

For XBox owners who enjoy using the system to watch ESPN your “joy” is about to be expanded.

As part of Microsoft’s keynote address at E3, they announced that they have expanded their relationship with ESPN to add WatchESPN to their existing ESPN on XBox Live service. Under the extended agreement, XBox Live Gold members who receive their video subscription from Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Verizon FiOS, or Comcast XFinity will receive authenticated versions of ESPN’s channel catalog including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, and ESPNU.

ESPN expects to deliver HD-Quality live programming to those subscribers beginning later this year.

Through WatchESPN, X-Box Live Gold members will be able to watch popular ESPN shows like SportsCenter, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, aand College GameDay, on top of other sporting events that are broadcast live by ESPN.

Members will also be able to access customized V.O.D. clips, personalized team settings, split screen viewing,, and voice and gesture control via X-Box Kinect on the XBox 360.

ESPN launched their WatchESPN service in April of last year. The service, which is available to roughly 40 million cable subsscribers, has been downloaded nearly 9 million times since its launch in the Google Play store and Apple App Store for Android and Apple devices respectively

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