The WVU-Kansas contest is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, September 21. It will be shown on Big 12 Now on the ESPN+ streaming service and it will not be available through regular TV broadcast, the conference said. ESPN+ is a subscription-based service that streams sports over the internet. This is due to a partnership that the conference formed with ESPN.
According to WV Metro News, the Big 12 announced a third-tier streaming partnership with ESPN+ in April. The ESPN service will stream more than 800 exclusive Big 12 games a year, and West Virginia will make its football debut on the service with the Kansas Jayhawks game, WV Metro News said.
The ESPN+ service costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a year’s subscription. With a subscription, customers can watch ESPN+ on the ESPN app through most mobile and Internet-connected-TV platforms, including iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android devices, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Oculus Go, and Samsung internet-connected TVs. ESPN+ also can be viewed on espn.com on the web.
Customers must purchase their own subscriptions with ESPN+ in order to stream the service. Hardy Telecommunications is not allowed to purchase a subscription and stream the content on OneNet TV.
With the Big 12 Now affiliation with ESPN+, more WVU sports, including football and basketball games, are expected to be show exclusively on ESPN+ over time.
For more information about WVU games and the Big 12’s partnership with ESPN+, please visit the following link from WVU’s official sports website: https://wvusports.com/news/2019/9/9/football-kansas-game-to-be-televised-on-big-12-now-on-espn.aspx.