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First Ever Hybrid Linear and Streaming Interface Delivers ESPN Live Programming and On-Demand Content on Set Top Boxes
Today marks the complete nationwide rollout of the ESPN App on AT&T DIRECTV set top boxes, allowing customers to seamlessly switch between all ESPN live and on-demand video to their TVs through a hybrid interface. It is the first time ESPN has made this app-like service combining both linear and streaming content available on set top boxes. The first phase of the launch was announced in December.
In addition to ESPN’s linear networks*, DIRECTV customers with a broadband-enabled set top box will now be able to stream thousands of live events from ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra plus short-form, on-demand clips and highlights from ESPN.com. Customers will not need to log in to access this content, as they will be automatically authenticated.
The states in the final phase of the nationwide rollout include: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
*ESPN linear channel availability varies by package. ENTERTAINMENT and above.