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There will now be at least one ESPN+ exclusive NFL game, driving more people to the service. Not to mention Amazon is now getting the Thursday night package. This should pretty well be the final nail in the "Aresco screwed up by letting our games be on ESPN+" coffin.

And yes, I'm looking for any news I can find that detracts from the sh1t show that is USF basketball right now!

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There will now be at least one ESPN+ exclusive NFL game, driving more people to the service. Not to mention Amazon is now getting the Thursday night package. This should pretty well be the final nail in the "Aresco screwed up by letting our games be on ESPN+" coffin.

And yes, I'm looking for any news I can find that detracts from the sh1t show that is USF basketball right now!

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Cable will still have life for another 15 years. But expect a lot of these streaming services look at the Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV model. Right now, Disney is setup prime to be a cable TV provider and now are billing things like FX on Hulu and ESPN+ on Hulu. Disney has really played their cards well. DirecTV and Dish will be done though, the only thing that'll keep them in business is restaurants, bars and hotels.
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I watch on the ESPN+ app on my computer or phone more than I watch ESPN on my Youtube TV. The amount of content for someone like me who likes American college sports AND soccer and cricket is amazing.
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(03-19-2021 08:53 PM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  I watch on the ESPN+ app on my computer or phone more than I watch ESPN on my Youtube TV. The amount of content for someone like me who likes American college sports AND soccer and cricket is amazing.

Yeah with the casting option it's the death of cable as we know it, though it may take some time. I have enjoyed the plus so far. Hell the nature boy special was worth a month's subscription by itself.
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Interesting Jon Wilner article today indicated that after all this time, the Pac-12 Network only has about 14.8 million subscribers nationwide. Worse yet, out of market subscribers are only paying 11 cents for the network. ESPN+ has almost that many subscribers after just a couple of years---and ESPN+ is getting about $5 a subscriber.
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I follow UFC. ESPN+ is worth it just for that, too. Not to mention all the Memphis and AAC games.

I spent a lot of my adult life reading newspaper clippings my mom sent me about Memphis basketball and football. Bet you young'uns can't relate to that, lol.
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(03-19-2021 10:09 PM)Foreverandever Wrote:  
(03-19-2021 08:53 PM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  I watch on the ESPN+ app on my computer or phone more than I watch ESPN on my Youtube TV. The amount of content for someone like me who likes American college sports AND soccer and cricket is amazing.

Yeah with the casting option it's the death of cable as we know it, though it may take some time. I have enjoyed the plus so far. Hell the nature boy special was worth a month's subscription by itself.

Not so fast. About 30% of the country still can't stream & won't be able too for the foreseeable future. Until non-metered broadband is universally accessable & available at a reasonable price, then cable (if available) or satellite will still be the go-to choice for that disadvantaged group.
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(03-20-2021 09:09 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  
(03-19-2021 10:09 PM)Foreverandever Wrote:  
(03-19-2021 08:53 PM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  I watch on the ESPN+ app on my computer or phone more than I watch ESPN on my Youtube TV. The amount of content for someone like me who likes American college sports AND soccer and cricket is amazing.

Yeah with the casting option it's the death of cable as we know it, though it may take some time. I have enjoyed the plus so far. Hell the nature boy special was worth a month's subscription by itself.

Not so fast. About 30% of the country still can't stream & won't be able too for the foreseeable future. Until non-metered broadband is universally accessable & available at a reasonable price, then cable (if available) or satellite will still be the go-to choice for that disadvantaged group.

You're looking at the old way of doing things. Already countries in Asia and Africa are skipping this step. Wireless and satellite will cover not just the US but the world with higher speeds than we currently have by the end of the decade.

Our technological ability is not only doubling ever three years or so, the reach of that technology is also doubling about every five years. Welcome to the new world, don't get comfortable the next one will be here tomorrow.
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(03-20-2021 04:03 AM)TripleA Wrote:  I follow UFC. ESPN+ is worth it just for that, too.

Yes. I had never watched UFC, but got in to it last summer when for a while it was like the only sport that the virus hadn't shut down.

Now I'm in to it, and heck, I would pay $10 a month just for the free UFC fight-nights on ESPN+. Then it has a whole ton of other stuff too.

When ESPN+ launched almost three years ago, I swore I'd never get it. I have had it for over two years now and love it. Tremendous value, IMO.
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I might try ESPN + next fall for FB if you can subscribe on a monthly basis. I recently lost one of my free viewing options on my Amazon stick. 04-jawdrop 03-banghead 03-pissed 03-weeping 03-shhhh 04-cheers
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I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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Yeah, sling has gone to a watch party type option for shows and I think you will see something similar from others. While it doesn't help much on a big stage if it's a small group of friends I think it will replace the texting. I have noticed it too, I am going to assume it is in the upload and download fluxes.
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(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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lol...I have all 3 in that bundle....but Im paying separately. I know its a special kind of stupid to keep allowing that to continue....but I think I keep avoiding dealing with it cuz I know ts going to be a time consuming pain in the butt to get it sorted out.
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(03-31-2021 01:58 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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lol...I have all 3 in that bundle....but Im paying separately. I know its a special kind of stupid to keep allowing that to continue....but I think I keep avoiding dealing with it cuz I know ts going to be a time consuming pain in the butt to get it sorted out.

Can you not just cancel all of them and then subscribe to the bundle?
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(03-31-2021 01:58 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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lol...I have all 3 in that bundle....but Im paying separately. I know its a special kind of stupid to keep allowing that to continue....but I think I keep avoiding dealing with it cuz I know ts going to be a time consuming pain in the butt to get it sorted out.

Yeah that's me too. I signed up for ESPN+ before Disney+ came out, but then I got the bundle, so I have some weird thing where Google Play charges me $5 for ESPN+ and then someone else charges me $6 for Disney+ and then I get a $2.99 tack on charge for Hulu a few days later or something to make it all add up to the bundle price of $12.99.

It's weird, but I don't mind because it all happens automatically.
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(03-31-2021 01:58 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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lol...I have all 3 in that bundle....but Im paying separately. I know its a special kind of stupid to keep allowing that to continue....but I think I keep avoiding dealing with it cuz I know ts going to be a time consuming pain in the butt to get it sorted out.

It shouldn't be, go to hulu and just add the bundle option. You may have to cancel two of them first but that isn't hard. Then they have an option that let's you select the bundle and whatever version of Hulu you want.
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(04-02-2021 09:37 AM)Foreverandever Wrote:  
(03-31-2021 01:58 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(03-31-2021 12:25 PM)usffan Wrote:  I've found it to be well worth the cost (I have it as part of the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu bundle).

Full disclosure, though, I've found one thing I don't like is that all streaming can lag a bit. For almost anything non-sports, this isn't a big deal. But in sports it can totally suck. For example, watching a football game and getting a text from somebody that says something like "HOLY SH*T!!!!!!" and on your TV it looks like a boring 2nd down play as the offense breaks the huddle only to find out that the running back gets stripped and a DL picks up the ball and rumbles in for a defensive TD like a minute later really blows. And it's not just that my internet sucks, I've known of others around the country who have experienced the same thing.

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lol...I have all 3 in that bundle....but Im paying separately. I know its a special kind of stupid to keep allowing that to continue....but I think I keep avoiding dealing with it cuz I know ts going to be a time consuming pain in the butt to get it sorted out.

It shouldn't be, go to hulu and just add the bundle option. You may have to cancel two of them first but that isn't hard. Then they have an option that let's you select the bundle and whatever version of Hulu you want.

Yeah, it is really easy. And for those of us who have Hulu w/Live TV, they have an option to add the ESPN+/Disney+ bundles for $8.99/month (saving like $3, but still).
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Most are signing up as part of package deal. Actually want Hulu or Disney.
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(03-20-2021 09:19 AM)Foreverandever Wrote:  
(03-20-2021 09:09 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  
(03-19-2021 10:09 PM)Foreverandever Wrote:  
(03-19-2021 08:53 PM)aTxTIGER Wrote:  I watch on the ESPN+ app on my computer or phone more than I watch ESPN on my Youtube TV. The amount of content for someone like me who likes American college sports AND soccer and cricket is amazing.

Yeah with the casting option it's the death of cable as we know it, though it may take some time. I have enjoyed the plus so far. Hell the nature boy special was worth a month's subscription by itself.

Not so fast. About 30% of the country still can't stream & won't be able too for the foreseeable future. Until non-metered broadband is universally accessable & available at a reasonable price, then cable (if available) or satellite will still be the go-to choice for that disadvantaged group.

You're looking at the old way of doing things. Already countries in Asia and Africa are skipping this step. Wireless and satellite will cover not just the US but the world with higher speeds than we currently have by the end of the decade.

Our technological ability is not only doubling ever three years or so, the reach of that technology is also doubling about every five years. Welcome to the new world, don't get comfortable the next one will be here tomorrow.

Yeah pontificate all you want but the FCC maintains 25-30% of America cannot & will not access to internet capabilities to stream over the next decade. Doesn't make sense that providers will just ignore that market that cannot stream.
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