Time Warner Adds ESPN Deportes
One down, two to go. Time Warner Cable added ESPN Deportes to its Spanish-language tier today, but still no word on when ESPNU or the high-definition feed of ESPN2 will be available in Greater Cincinnati.
ESPN Deportes debuted today on digital Channel 187, as part of its $2.95 per month Digital en Espanol tier. Subscribers also receive CNN Espanol, La Familia Network, Discovery Espanol, Puma Venezuela, Cine Latino, Canal Sur and Sopresa.
When the TWC-ESPN deal was announced in April, local Time Warner spokeswoman Karen Baxter said: "We'll get it (ESPNU) on as soon as week can." On Thursday she said Time Warner "will be adding ESPNU and ESPN2 HD later this year, but I don't have a date yet."
Will Greater Cincinnati's largest cable operator give us ESPNU before the college basketball season starts? Or the football season kicks off? Says Baxter: "Yes, we do expect ESPNU to be available by the start of the football season."