Directcom Customers in Idaho now have Access to ESPN3.com.

ESPN3.com. Your Favorite Sports. Live. Online.

Direct Communications is pleased to announce that our broadband customers in Idaho on our DSL, Fiber Optic and Cable Internet Networks now have access to ESPN3.com.

ESPN3.com Means More College Basketball

Direct Communications is the only Internet Provider in Southeast Idaho that gives you access to this fantastic online sports network. Plus, if you are a Direct Communications Broadband customer, ESPN3.com is now available on Xbox LIVE!

ESPN3.com is a broadband network for live sports programming that harnesses the quality that ESPN has built through its TV networks. ESPN3.com delivers more than 3,500 live online events a year from your favorite sports through a rich, interactive, and easy-to-use experience. Features of the website include the ability to watch multiple games simultaneously, real-time stats and scoreboards, live chat for interacting with friends and other fans, and much more!

Direct Communications means faster streaming broadband. Our fiber optic network allows you to enjoy speeds up to 20Mb, so you can watch streaming video the way it was meant to be viewed. No throttling and no monthly usage caps means you can enjoy unlimited, high-quality, online viewing.

To watch ESPN3 go to our homepage at directcom.com and click on the ESPN3 logo.

New features and functionality updates at launch:

New Viewing Modes – Multiple options to watch live events, including picture-in-picture and split screens;

New Scoreboard Module – Up-to-the-minute scores from hundreds of sports leagues from around the world;

Stats – In-depth event stats that allow fans to track the event they’re watching;

Chat – Interact with other fans watching the game;

Enhanced Schedule – Users will be able to find a specific event via improved navigation;

Social Networking Tools –Update your Facebook and Twitter status.

Key Plays feature where users will be able to jump to key scoring plays and pivotal moments at any time during the game.

Network Description:
Watch more than 3,500 live sports events a year including college basketball, college football, MLB, NBA, PGA and tennis championships

  • Customize your viewing experience with a selection of features
  • Select from a menu of live or recently completed games and events
  • Watch up to 4 LIVE games all at the same time with a variety of viewing modes
  • Ability to CHAT LIVE with your friend in the Chat room
  • Live scores and an analysis
  • With your High Speed Internet connection, log onto ESPN3.com away from home with Remote Access

ESPN3.com Programming:

• Tennis

– Coverage of all 4 Grand Slam events (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open)

– Over 1600 live hours of Grand Slam tennis including simultaneous streams of outer-court coverage

Golf

– The Masters: First and Second Round coverage in addition to the Par 3 Contest

– US Open: First and Second Rounds in addition to specific Par 3 hole coverage

– Open Championship: All 4 Rounds in addition to specific Par 3 hole coverage

CWS

– Up to 37 games of the NCAA Baseball Championship including all games from the College World Series in Omaha.

• MLB

– 76 total games (Monday/Wednesday/Sunday) in addition to the Home Run Derby, All-Star Celebrity Softball game, MLB Futures All-Star game & World Series Championship Parade

• NBA Playoffs

– Up to 27 NBA Playoff games including First Round & Conference Semifinal action as well as all games from the Conference Finals (each year rotates between Eastern & Western Conference Finals)

• Soccer

– Over 650 soccer games per year

– Coverage from major leagues/tournaments including the FIFA tournaments, US Soccer, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Liga, Italian Cup, German Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, Dutch League, German Cup, MLS and NCAA

• College Basketball

– Over 1000 men’s and women’s basketball games per year including over 170 Championship Week games

– Approx 10-15 exclusive games per year

– Coverage of all major conferences

• College Football

– Over 350 games per year including over 20 Bowl games

– 40 exclusive games this season

– Coverage from all BCS conferences

Please note:

Offer available to broadband customers in Direct Communications’ phone exchange and cable franchise areas in Idaho only. Broadband Internet required. Listed speeds are approximate and may vary depending on line conditions. You will be  authorized to  receive “up to” listed download and upload speeds. You must have fiber-to-the-home to receive 20Mb speeds. If you are on copper, 12Mb is the current top speed.

Direct Communications can take any action to protect our network, our rights and interests. We reserve the right to cancel or change service plan offerings at anytime without notification to subscribers. HD video quality where available from media content provider and dependent on line conditions and speed.

ESPN3.com interface may differ from image shown. All online media content sold separately. See http://espn.go.com/espn3/index# for for details about ESPN3.com service and Terms of Use. Broadband internet required. Directcom is not responsible for support or troubleshooting of ESPN3.com.  All warranties and technical support are through ESPN. May require extra hardware to install. You will need an Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription to access ESPN3 through Xbox live.

About Brigham Griffin
Brigham Griffin, Marketing Director for Direct Communications, resides in rural Idaho, and has been with the company since 2005. Brigham has an MBA from the University of Utah, and a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at Idaho State University.

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