ESPN Mobile TV Comes To Sprint: Enough To Sway People To Switch?

With March Madness kicking off in a matter of days, there's really no better time for this announcement to come. ESPN has managed to get themselves onto a variety of platforms: radio, television, Internet, mobile, etc. One thing that Sprint has going for them that all of the other U.S. carriers don't is a little deal with the nation's biggest sports broadcasting company, and for sports freaks, this may be all that's needed to sway them from AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.

Starting this week, Sprint TV users will be able to watch ESPN Mobile TV, and if you subscribe to an "Everything Plan," Sprint TV access is already included for no extra charge. According to the company, ESPN Mobile TV coverage during March and April will feature more than 100 live events and over 250 hours of coverage for Sprint customers with this new agreement, and it instantly puts Sprint ahead of the competition when it comes to delivering sports content on the go.

We can't help but hope that this deal comes to other cell operators as well, but we get the feeling that Sprint shelled out for exclusive rights, at least for awhile. Is this enough to get you to think about switching at the end of your current contract, or is that ESPN app good enough for you?

Programming and live events through April include:
  • 23 Live Men’s NCAA Basketball Games (including Conference Championship games)
  • 19 Live Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship Games
  • 9 NBA Playoff Games
  • 15 Regular Season NBA Games
  • 30 Live NBA Fastbreak Shows
  • 10 Regular Season MLB Games
  • 50 Live Baseball Tonight Studio Shows
  • 3 College Football Spring games
  • 3 Live Friday Night Fights
  • 3 Live NCAA Hockey Championship Games
  • 5 Live MLS Matches