As of June 2015, Dish Network subscribers who subscribe to ESPN can access ESPN3 online but not via the company’s satellite service. ESPN3 is an online-only streaming service that offers replays of ESPN programming as well as live events.
Customers of Dish Network with an ESPN bundle can access ESPN3 by visiting WatchESPN.com and choosing a show from the homepage. To verify their ESPN subscription, a window displays asking them to select their cable or satellite provider. For the Dish Network account, a username and password are required.
ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, and other ESPN family networks are streamed live on WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN iPhone and Android applications. Apps for WatchESPN are available for free download.