CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and ESPN have reached an agreement to provide Cincinnati Bell high-speed Internet customers with access to ESPN3 beginning Aug. 1, 2012. ESPN3 is ESPN’s multi-screen sports network delivering live events to fans through a rich, interactive, and easy-to-use experience. High-speed Internet customers will have access to ESPN3 online at WatchESPN.com and via the Cincinnati Bell information portal at www.cincinnatibell.net as well as through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to fans with a Gold level membership.
“With ESPN3 we will deliver a whole new level of sports programming to our high-speed Internet customers,” said Michael Morrison, director of video and entertainment products at Cincinnati Bell. “We’re excited to offer our customers the opportunity to experience the excitement of watching live events from ESPN3 online at no additional cost.”
“It is always our goal to bring ESPN content to fans anytime, anywhere,” said Matt Murphy, senior vice president, digital video distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. “Cincinnati Bell customers will now have a front row seat to enjoy ESPN3’s robust lineup of live sports action.”
ESPN3 carries thousands of live games and events each year, many of which are exclusive to ESPN3. ESPN3 viewers have access to college football and basketball as well as the NCAA Championships, top international soccer, the US Open golf tournament, all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments as well as every ATP World Tour 500, ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier event, cricket and more.
To access ESPN3 beginning Aug. 1, Cincinnati Bell high-speed Internet customers can visit www.cincinnatibell.net.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local, long distance, data, internet, entertainment and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to its enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, London, and Singapore. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of live, global sports events annually. It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.