ESPN3, previously known as ESPN 360, can be watched through a variety of online streaming services. ESPN3 is available to people with a high-speed Internet connection or a cable service provider, as are other ESPN channels.
ESPN3 is an online streaming service that primarily features live sporting events, with the option to replay these events on demand. The service is used through either a cable provider or the Internet, including services such as Xbox Live. Some of the live events broadcast on ESPN3 include major events, such as FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and football leagues such as the AFL and CFL, while other events are more novel, such as the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and National Buffalo Wing Festival.
ESP3 began as ESPN360.com in 2005, with a focus on video services. In 2007, the site began placing an emphasis on live events, replaying those events on demand. The site changed its name to ESP3.com in 2010, and officially transitioned from a website to a channel in 2011, when it became integrated as part of the WatchESPN package, which also includes channels such as ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Goal Line. The distribution of the service has made it popular among college students and military personnel.