Press Release

Posted by Kristen Hudak on August 28, 2012

WatchESPN Now Available to Midcontinent Customers

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Sports Fans May Stream Live Networks Online and on Smartphones, Tablets

Beginning today, Midcontinent Communications customers can now access ESPN’s live streaming content via the award-winning WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com at home or on-the-go.

Just in time for the US Open, college football and the NFL season, customers who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their Midcontinent Communications’ video subscription can now stream live events and associated coverage live from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU from the convenience of smartphones and tablets, as well as online. Additionally, ESPN Goal Line is available through WatchESPN when that channel is in season.

“As part of our efforts to continue to provide content our customers want, we’re pleased to announce the launch of WatchESPN,” said Midcontinent’s Director of Programming Wynne Haakenstad. “This will allow our customers to have easy access to their favorite sports programming from ESPN — when and where they want it.”

After downloading the free WatchESPN app, users will receive instructions to enter their Midcontinent Communications credentials to access their favorite ESPN content on their device. The WatchESPN app is available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play store. Launched in April 2011, the app has been downloaded over 10.7 million times and is steadily growing.

WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH DisneyXD and WATCH DisneyJunior will also be available to Midcontinent cable subscribers later this fall. Similar to WatchESPN, these authenticated products will be accessible across a variety of platforms and devices both in-home and out-of-the-home.

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Media Contacts:

Midcontinent Communications — Tom Simmons, 605-357-5491, Tom_Simmons@mmi.net

ESPN – Kristen Hudak, 646-547-5778, Kristen.m.hudak@espn.com