More Than 3,500 Live Sports Events Each Year Free Online with
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2009--
As the fall sports season moves into high gear, Charter Communications
(Pink OTC: CHTRQ) has launched ESPN360.com to all of its high-speed
Internet customers, at no additional cost. The service is ESPN’s online
platform for live sports programming and offers fans more than 3,500
live sports events a year. Charter’s fastest, most reliable Internet
speeds available1 enhance the online video performance
of this exciting sports action.
“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,” said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter
Vice President of Product Management. “ESPN360.com 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.”
David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media
Networks, said, "Fans are looking to access their favorite sports on any
screen, and we're thrilled that Charter high-speed customers now have
ESPN360.com. Today, the service enables more than 50 million
Americans more flexibility in how they watch their favorite sports."
ESPN360.com features thousands of live games and events online each year
including more than 350 college football games this season, hundreds of
college basketball games, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, NBA,
MLB, top global soccer (including Football League, La Liga, Serie A,
Bundesliga and more), The Masters and US Open Golf, thousands of hours
of coverage from the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and more. The
network offers fans a fully interactive experience with real-time,
in-game stats and scoreboards and live chat. A majority of the events
are exclusive to ESPN360.com, while others are broadband-enhanced
simulcasts of games on ESPN's TV networks.
For more information about Charter High-Speed Internet, which includes
ESPN360.com access, contact Charter online at charter.com or by calling
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About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications
company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States.
Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including
advanced Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment programming, Charter
High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter Business™
similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband
communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music
entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising
sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand.
On March 27, 2009, Charter filed a pre-arranged plan and Chapter 11
petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York. Charter believes its operations are strong and
expects to continue operating as usual during the financial
restructuring. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Source: Charter Communications, Inc.
for Charter Communications
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215