The West Virginia University vs. Kansas University football game on Saturday, September 21, 2019, will not be available for viewing via regular broadcast television by any TV provider, the Big 12 Conference has announced. Instead, the game can be seen only via the ESPN+ streaming platform, a subscription internet service.
The WVU-Kansas contest is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, September 21. It will be shown on Big 12 Now on the ESPN+ streaming service and it will not be available through regular TV broadcast, the conference said. ESPN+ is a subscription-based service that streams sports over the internet. This is due to a partnership that the conference formed with ESPN.
According to WV Metro News, the Big 12 announced a third-tier streaming partnership with ESPN+ in April. The ESPN service will stream more than 800 exclusive Big 12 games a year, and West Virginia will make its football debut on the service with the Kansas Jayhawks game, WV Metro News said.
The ESPN+ service costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a year’s subscription. With a subscription, customers can watch ESPN+ on the ESPN app through most mobile and Internet-connected-TV platforms, including iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android devices, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Oculus Go, and Samsung internet-connected TVs. ESPN+ also can be viewed on espn.com on the web.
Customers must purchase their own subscriptions with ESPN+ in order to stream the service. Hardy Telecommunications is not allowed to purchase a subscription and stream the content on OneNet TV.
With the Big 12 Now affiliation with ESPN+, more WVU sports, including football and basketball games, are expected to be show exclusively on ESPN+ over time.
For more information about WVU games and the Big 12’s partnership with ESPN+, please visit the following link from WVU’s official sports website: https://wvusports.com/news/2019/9/9/football-kansas-game-to-be-televised-on-big-12-now-on-espn.aspx.