ESPN3 provides live online programming of a variety of worldwide sporting events, including NCAA football and basketball, Major League Baseball, and FIFA World Cup soccer. The site also provides an online schedule of future broadcasts. Replay of most events is available for a period of up to 30 days.
ESPN3 is just one of the various branches of the ESPN sports broadcasting family of networks. The website originated in 2005 as ESPN360, featuring mostly on-demand sports videos. In 2011, the company switched the channel to ESPN3, allowing viewers access to live events.
Any sports program featured live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU is available via ESPN3 as a replay once the event ends. In addition, ESPN3 carries its own exclusive lineup of live broadcasts.
ESPN3's most popular sports broadcasts are the various NCAA competitions. The outlet carries NCAA football as many as four days per week with a wide selection of games to view on Saturdays during the season. Also extremely popular are NCAA men and women's basketball. NBA and WNBA games round out the network's extensive basketball coverage.
ESPN3 shows regular-season MLB games on Sunday and Monday evenings. College baseball and softball are also available through the site.
Along with sporting events, ESPN3 provides viewer access to popular daily sports news program SportsCenter, a number of sports documentaries, and unique events such as Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.