to Become April 4

Broadband sports network will drop the 60 and become April 4, adding new features at the same time. is currently available free-of-charge to some 50 million households with high-speed-Internet connections from providers including AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon Communications’ FiOS TV, Cox Communications, Comcast, RCN, Insight Communications, Frontier Communications, Cavalier Telephone, Charter Communications, Mediacom Communications, Conway, and Grande Communications.

The service will continue to feature events including basketball (National Basketball Association, men’s and women’s college basketball, Euroleague, FIBA [International Basketball Federation], Women’s NBA), football (college, including the Bowl Championship Series), soccer (Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Cup events and global qualifiers, the United Kingdom’s Football League and Carling Cup, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Portugal’s Liga Sagres, Major League Soccer, the U.S. National Team, and international “friendlies”), baseball (Major League Baseball, College World Series, Little League World Series), tennis (Grand Slam events and other tournaments), golf (U.S. Open, The Masters, The Open Championship, and other tournaments), lacrosse (Major League Lacrosse, NCAA college lacrosse), and other sports (X Games, Winter X Games, NCAA hockey and softball, open-wheel racing, racquetball, international polo).

Users will still be able toggle between up to 20 events in a main viewing window and jump to other events, and video can be viewed in wide-screen (16:9) and normal (4:3) views, and expanded to full-screen or reduced to a compact size. Events will continue to be archived for on-demand replay.

ESPN executive vice president of sales and marketing Sean Bratches said:

The name more closely aligns with the existing naming convention for our networks. We have approached this as a network for years and, as users have become more accustomed to engaging with content across various screens, it made sense to make adjustments that reflect both the product’s and the industry’s evolution.

And VP Damon Phillips added:

The network will continue to offer the same great content that sports fans have come to expect, with more than 3,500 live events annually. We look forward to rolling out new enhancements to offer the best viewing experience possible in the months ahead.