Originally Posted by freetvEE
... So where are you getting your NFL & NCAA football from besides the basic local stuff? Did you get this NFL Sunday Ticket deal or something else?
For my NFL and NCAA football needs, it's from multiple resources. I do use the local TV stations. It's the best feed I can. Since I only have limited basic, I don't get any sports that's not on local TV. Thus for games on the NFL Network and ESPN, I use subscribed to the NFL's Game Pass service. It's similar to Sunday Ticket, but it's online only. It's only available outside the USA and it's terrorities; there are few other spots that don't get it. Plus, it includes game replays--full and condensed, and coaches film. And depending on region, can include playoffs, NFL Network and archived shows, and Redzone.
College football is goofy. Again local TV. Plus, I use EPSN3 since Comcast includes it in their internet package. Unfortunately, they're getting more restrictive on what they're showing on it. A couple years back, if the game was on ABC or ESPN, you could also watch it EPSN3. Now, if it's only any of those channels, they rarely show it on ESPN3. I can watch games on ESPN through Sprint TV. The bad part, their app disables the HDMI out. It's harder to get the games like before because quite a few the NCAA conferences have created their TV networks. Most have online access, but you have to pay it. I like football, and enjoy college, but not enough to start shelling out $100 plus for the various leagues.
In a pinch, if I really want to watch I game, I don't have access to through normal means, I'll use stuff like Justin.TV, FrontPageSports and what not. I find the sites out of Russia are a bit more reliable since they tend to ignore USA laws. Obvious there is a risk of picking up malware or other bad background apps. I usually use this for the occasional soccer match.
If you're into sports, and have a PC connected to a TV, and are going to subscribe to various sports packages such as NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and so on, I recommend subscribing and paying for a VPN service. Then subscribe to the international package services for the sports service. This will let you get around any and all blackout rules. A lot these packages are cheaper than the TV providers service. And almost all them include access on mobile devices free, including the app. There can be some challenges getting the international app on your device, but it can be done.