I'm not an NFL kind of guy, but I watch plenty of ESPN feeds for other sporting events, like College Football. The A**'s @ ABC/Disney are behind ESPN not allowing Videocypher2 modules from getting the ESPN and ESPN2 channels. Maybe you should ask them why they don't want your money?
I think they claim the VC2 system is too unstable (or whatever), but the channels are there and Cable Headends are allowed access, only they won't let us backyard users have access....?
Edit: oh yeah, they also say something about the system not being able to Black-Out markets, they deem neceesary.... Lame reasoning in my book..!!!!
I heard that ESPN and ESPN2 were taken off C Band because Major League Baseball didn't like their blackout methods. They are still uplinked on G14(5), TPs 9 and 14 for cable companies, but are blacked out for C Band satellite systems. From what I have heard, if you have the "right" equipment you can still get it.
TRG, not sure about Monday Night Football but if you check 99.0W on C Band they were carrying some NFL Football games on Sundays last year, and I think I remember that they were even advertising that they were broadcasting the Super Bowl game.
My son wants us to get Nick and since the analog channel went away it hasn't been available for C band either. I cannot understand the reasoning behind that. They have the Nicktoons and Nick GaS etc. only.
Probably someone makes it worthwhile to not put it up.