Monday, November 24, 2008 Decreasing Amount Of Free Video Content Available Online

ESPN appears to be heeding cable operators' frustrations with networks placing so much of their premium content on the Web for free. The sports programmer has recently started charging for two popular shows that had been available at no cost on And it may restrict access to NBA, Major League Baseball and other attractive games that it streams gratis on broadband site Now, in order to view the duo on, a person must be what's called an ESPN Insider and pay a fee ($6.95 a month, $39.95 a year). ESPN is also looking at curtailing access to some of the live events it provides at no cost on it offers a wealth of high-profile simulcasts of games seen on its networks.

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