Dish Network’s contract with Disney (and, by extension, ESPN) ended at midnight last night, and Mickey Mouse pulled the plug in the middle of the USA-China Women’s Basketball World Cup Final.
And that means if you’re a Dish customer and a college football fan looking for alternative ways to watch games, here are some free trials and other options for today.
FuboTV offers a free seven-day trial that provides the full ESPN slate of games, including ESPN2, ESPNU, and SEC Network. Make sure you set a reminder for a week from now if you don’t want to continue to pay $69.99/month for the service going forward, as you’ll be prompted to put your payment information in before the free trial begins.
YouTube TV also offers a 21-day free trial and carries ESPN games on their platform.
The ESPN slate for October 1 includes Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, Purdue vs. Minnesota, and USC vs. Arizona State. This also means ABC won’t be available for Dish customers as well unless they have an over-the-air antenna, so no Oklahoma-TCU, Wake Forest-Florida State, or NC State-Clemson either.