Thanks to some of my followers I am now realizing that ESPN is really a step toward a true on demand a la carte experience. All ESPN requires for live streaming is that you subscribe to a participating provider. You don’t need to pay for a cable line-up , just broadband internet service will do.
As I look through the list I see virtually every provider from Comcast, TWC, AT&T all the way down to mom and pop cable operators. The only thing I don’t see is DSL providers like Earthlink or DSL Extreme. So make sure you get your internet from one of these participating providers.
So it’s not exactly free. I’m paying about $35/month to TWC for my broadband service. But I’m still saving the $50/mo or so I’d normally pay for cable TV.
Here’s a screen shot of my home team Michigan currently leading against Purdue. Go Wolverines. And for more tips check out my main website cordcutterguide.com