Charter Serves Up


Charter now
offers the broadband network to its high-speed Internet customers
at no additional charge to them.

The service,
for which cable or telco affiliates pay a fee based on the number of their HSI
customers, shows more than 3,500 live, global sports events annually. ESPN360
lets users view up to 15 simultaneous live events, toggling between games in a
main viewing window. The service includes events from the NBA, NCAA men's and
women's basketball, NCAA college football, FIFA World Cup events and global
qualifiers, among other content.

It now is
available to more than two-thirds of U.S. broadband users, with recent launches
by Comcast, Suddenlinkand Cox prior to Charter, despite recent continued protests by cable representatives of the per-subscriber-fee model.

DiGeronimo, Charter vice president of product panagement, said in a release: "Many Charter
customers are avid sports fans, so our goal is to bring coverage of their
favorite team and live sporting events into their living rooms or online
anytime, anywhere. is another key player on our sports roster;
providing fans the power of choice and control, and TV quality picture through
Charter's high-speed Internet service."

Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, added: "Fans
are looking to access their favorite sports on any screen, and we're thrilled
that Charter high-speed customers now have Today, the service
enables more than 50 million Americans more flexibility in how they watch their
favorite sports."