ESPN360 is a free broadband service that’s available in the U.S. They currently carry UEFA soccer, Super League Rugby, and other non-American sports.
ESPN owns ESPN360 and TSN.
Trajectory Sports, the U.S. rightsholder, is failing miserably at getting CFL games placed on American TV. Regional sports networks Altitude and Comcast SportsNet Chicago, available nationally on DirecTV and Dish Network, have dropped their CFL coverage in 2008. Comcast cites poor quality feeds (with frequent outages) from Trajectory Sports/America One as a major reason.
$9.95 per game for streaming broadband (the 2007 rate) is far too expensive, and will drive American viewers away.
If CFL games aren’t going to be available in the U.S. on DirecTV and Dish Network, ESPN360 is the next best alternative. The league needs to act quickly to save the 2008 season for U.S. fans.