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(05-18-2017 08:17 PM)Efan Wrote:  I agree. When ETSU wasn't playing on a particular night, I would scroll through ESPN from my Apple TV and watch other mid-major games that were on, especially teams we had already or would be playing. One easy place to find multiple games. You tube would be out of sight, out of mind for most casual fans and you would lose a ton of viewers. If you aren't looking for it on one of those other services, you won't find it. Might be viable one day, but not right now.

And the espn app where I often check scores includes a link to the stream of the game. Multiple reasons to stay with espn3 right now.

Agree. Really like playing around with ESPN3 on the iPad. Of course watching ETSU is first and foremost, but all the other games going on that one can "check in on" is fun. Besides, it's easy to use for the non-tech nerds.
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SOCON/ETSU absolutely needs to stay on ESPN3. Not only because of the availability for fans, but the exposure for non-fans and recruits just scrolling through. I've gotten messages from a number of non-ETSU fans who were watching ETSU play just because it was on and they knew I went there. ESPN3 has everything in one place, there's no need to look for content on a variety of sites/pages. You can't expect a non-fan or recruit to search through youtube, facebook, or Twitter for an ETSU game, never happen.

Even though ETSU has to put forward more effort it is far more beneficial to be on the ESPN3 platform than another medium or subscription service despite whatever small compensation they may receive in the short term.
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(05-23-2017 08:37 AM)BucNut22 Wrote:  SOCON/ETSU absolutely needs to stay on ESPN3. Not only because of the availability for fans, but the exposure for non-fans and recruits just scrolling through. I've gotten messages from a number of non-ETSU fans who were watching ETSU play just because it was on and they knew I went there. ESPN3 has everything in one place, there's no need to look for content on a variety of sites/pages. You can't expect a non-fan or recruit to search through youtube, facebook, or Twitter for an ETSU game, never happen.

Even though ETSU has to put forward more effort it is far more beneficial to be on the ESPN3 platform than another medium or subscription service despite whatever small compensation they may receive in the short term.

I think you all are really underestimating how many people use Facebook and YouTube. You have to have a subscription for ESPN3, YouTube and Facebook are free. All it takes is for a couple of people to share the video on Facebook and it gets watched by thousands just by scrolling through their news feed. With Facebook coming out with TV apps I believe they will dip their toes into some live sporting events.
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(05-23-2017 09:04 AM)brock20 Wrote:  
(05-23-2017 08:37 AM)BucNut22 Wrote:  SOCON/ETSU absolutely needs to stay on ESPN3. Not only because of the availability for fans, but the exposure for non-fans and recruits just scrolling through. I've gotten messages from a number of non-ETSU fans who were watching ETSU play just because it was on and they knew I went there. ESPN3 has everything in one place, there's no need to look for content on a variety of sites/pages. You can't expect a non-fan or recruit to search through youtube, facebook, or Twitter for an ETSU game, never happen.

Even though ETSU has to put forward more effort it is far more beneficial to be on the ESPN3 platform than another medium or subscription service despite whatever small compensation they may receive in the short term.

I think you all are really underestimating how many people use Facebook and YouTube. You have to have a subscription for ESPN3, YouTube and Facebook are free. All it takes is for a couple of people to share the video on Facebook and it gets watched by thousands just by scrolling through their news feed. With Facebook coming out with TV apps I believe they will dip their toes into some live sporting events.
It's not about the number of people who use each service, it's the availability of games and ease of use on a variety of devices. Games on youtube and twitter don't just appear for the average person, you have to seek them out and/or subscribe to a particular channel or page in the case of facebook. An ETSU game isn't just going to appear on the feed of every twitter, facebook, or youtube user.

Anyone with a cable subscription has access to ESPN3. While I understand that cord cutting is on the rise and ESPN is losing subscribers, it is still the primary medium for the average sports fan.
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(05-23-2017 09:20 AM)BucNut22 Wrote:  
(05-23-2017 09:04 AM)brock20 Wrote:  
(05-23-2017 08:37 AM)BucNut22 Wrote:  SOCON/ETSU absolutely needs to stay on ESPN3. Not only because of the availability for fans, but the exposure for non-fans and recruits just scrolling through. I've gotten messages from a number of non-ETSU fans who were watching ETSU play just because it was on and they knew I went there. ESPN3 has everything in one place, there's no need to look for content on a variety of sites/pages. You can't expect a non-fan or recruit to search through youtube, facebook, or Twitter for an ETSU game, never happen.

Even though ETSU has to put forward more effort it is far more beneficial to be on the ESPN3 platform than another medium or subscription service despite whatever small compensation they may receive in the short term.



I think you all are really underestimating how many people use Facebook and YouTube. You have to have a subscription for ESPN3, YouTube and Facebook are free. All it takes is for a couple of people to share the video on Facebook and it gets watched by thousands just by scrolling through their news feed. With Facebook coming out with TV apps I believe they will dip their toes into some live sporting events.
It's not about the number of people who use each service, it's the availability of games and ease of use on a variety of devices. Games on youtube and twitter don't just appear for the average person, you have to seek them out and/or subscribe to a particular channel or page in the case of facebook. An ETSU game isn't just going to appear on the feed of every twitter, facebook, or youtube user.

Anyone with a cable subscription has access to ESPN3. While I understand that cord cutting is on the rise and ESPN is losing subscribers, it is still the primary medium for the average sports fan.

Completely agree. ESPN 3 is also available on SlingTV, a cord cutter's dream. I watch a lot of non P5 basketball on ESPN 3 and would not have easy access/know who is playing whom without 3.

Facebook is a social media platform. One with too many privacy holes for me to seriously consider using it. I know others disagree with that view and are welcome to their opinions.
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(05-23-2017 09:36 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Completely agree. ESPN 3 is also available on SlingTV, a cord cutter's dream. I watch a lot of non P5 basketball on ESPN 3 and would not have easy access/know who is playing whom without 3.

Facebook is a social media platform. One with too many privacy holes for me to seriously consider using it. I know others disagree with that view and are welcome to their opinions.

YouTube is available on any streaming device you can think of and is free. Anyone who is going to be able to find an ETSU game on ESPN3 would be able to find it on YouTube. Since YouTube is free, the ETSU website could embed the video on their website and/or send out links to the game. It can also be shared with people on Facebook or Twitter. You can't do that with ESPN3.

If the only goal was to get more eyes on the games I just don't see how ESPN3 would be able to get more than YouTube or Facebook. I would have to think that ESPN is giving some money or other benefits by putting it on their platform.
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Just put ETSU on them all -- making everybody happy.
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(05-23-2017 09:48 AM)brock20 Wrote:  
(05-23-2017 09:36 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Completely agree. ESPN 3 is also available on SlingTV, a cord cutter's dream. I watch a lot of non P5 basketball on ESPN 3 and would not have easy access/know who is playing whom without 3.

Facebook is a social media platform. One with too many privacy holes for me to seriously consider using it. I know others disagree with that view and are welcome to their opinions.


If the only goal was to get more eyes on the games I just don't see how ESPN3 would be able to get more than YouTube or Facebook. I would have to think that ESPN is giving some money or other benefits by putting it on their platform.

3 gets more eyes on it because it is in front of more eyes. When I look for a game to watch on the 3, I see Vermont, Stoney Brook, etc. Yep, sometimes I watch those, actually I often watch those.

As YouTube is currently configured, a viewer must look specifically for an ETSU game, it just isn't' among the menu options like on the 3.
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http://www.themw.com/news/2017/8/23/moun...ebook.aspx

Mountain West is streaming 6 of its games exclusively on Facebook this year.
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(08-23-2017 09:54 AM)brock20 Wrote:  http://www.themw.com/news/2017/8/23/moun...ebook.aspx

Mountain West is streaming 6 of its games exclusively on Facebook this year.

On facebook? Absolutely disgusting.
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