When the Texas Longhorns travel to Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday, the burnt orange and white faithful won’t be able to find the game on cable — that’s because it’s the first of two games this season on the Big 12 Now/ESPN+ platform.
The change this season is a result of an expanded existing rights agreement between the Big 12 and ESPN that was reached last year to add hundreds of live conference events to the ESPN+ platform. The new agreement does not impact the contract between ESPN and Texas to produce the Longhorn Network, but conference baseball road games, for instance, will be available on the ESPN+ platform.
Here’s what Longhorns fans need to know to watch the game live when it tips off at 7 p.m. Central.
How do I sign up to ESPN+ and what does it cost?
- ESPN+, which will be the digital home of Big 12 Now, is available via the ESPN App, ESPN.com or espnplus.com for just $4.99 per month (or $49.99 per year) and can be canceled at any time. You can also sign up for it right here with the BON ESPN+ affiliate link.
How can I watch ESPN+?
- Subscribers can watch ESPN+ on the ESPN App via most major mobile and connected-TV platforms, including iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android devices, Roku, Chromecast, FireTV, XBOX One, Playstation 4, Oculus Go, and Samsung connected TVs. It is also available via ESPN.com on the web.
Beyond live Big 12 events, what else does ESPN+ offer?
- ESPN+ offers fans thousands of live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, along with premium editorial content.
- Live sport programming on ESPN+ includes: hundreds of MLB and NHL games, exclusive UFC, Top Rank boxing and PFL fights, top domestic and international soccer, thousands of college sports events (across multiple sports, from 20 conferences), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, and more.
- ESPN+ original programming includes:
- The full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films, plus new and exclusive series, including: Detail with Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Daniel Cormier; Sneaker Center; Peyton’s Places with Peyton Manning; The Equalizer with Alex Morgan; More Than An Athlete with LeBron James; The Boardroom with Kevin Durant; UFC: Destined, We Are LAFC, Declared, Year One and more.
- Acclaimed studio shows including ESPN FC, The Fantasy Show w/Matthew Berry, Ariel & The Bad Guy, Always Late w/Katie Nolan, In The Crease (NHL) and more.
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