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Online Sports Watching Tutorials

by Shad Kenney (2020-03-10)


If you have a high speed satellite internet connection, this really is a great period to be a sports fan. No matter if they crave football, hockey, baseball, basketball or even soccer, sports fans are no longer limited to only watching football online what's on their own local television stations, but instead also they can decide on dozens of live games on their own computer. Even more amazing, many web pages offer multiple games for free. What fan wouldn't be happy with that?

Among the first website's to offer live streaming sporting events on their own website was ESPN.com. Already the leader on live sports on cable television (they recently secured the rights to the college football BCS championship series, becoming the first cable network to broadcast an important championship game), ESPN recently introduced ESPN360.com, a website which broadcast's full, live sports via the internet. ESPN utilizes this technology mostly for college football and basketball games that permits viewers to pick from multiple games to watch throughout the day. Depending on your internet speed the streaming is somewhere between average and good, but you can not beat the access to multiple football games that the website provides you with.

A few of years ago, CBS made waves in the sports world by offering every single game of the NCAA Basketball playoffs for free live streaming on their CBS Sports website. This service was offered for two reasons: 1) because the opening rounds featured multiple games being played at the same times, people were only able to watch regional games and so missed around 75% of the additional action; and 2) because many games started during working hours, an average fan could now have a way to watch the games from their office computer. The website even offered an emergency "boss" button which brought up a spread sheet when someone were to wander in to a workspace during a game.

NFL Sunday Ticket has been a popular television package for Direct TV which offers customers the opportunity to watch every football game, in or out of market, from their home. Last year, Sunday Ticket branched out into cyber space and now offers subscribers the chance to watch live games on their computer or phone. This type of mobile technology has also been embraced by other satellite companies which offer soccer, hockey as well as other live professional sports.

Not to be outdone, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League both recently launched a service which allows subscribers the option to watch games from their computer. While both leagues charge for this service, with the way trends happen to be going look for both of these leagues to start to offer live games for free in the coming seasons.