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Big Ten Network Still Working to Be Seen


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#1 OFFLINE   MikeR7

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:22 AM

By David Mercer, Associated Press Writer
Big Ten Network Negotiating With Cable Companies As August Launch Approaches


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- When it launches in August, the Big Ten Network wants to be available in every cable- or satellite-wired home in eight states where its schools play.
That's the goal, anyway.


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#2 OFFLINE   dodge boy

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:38 AM

Nice, since I live in Ohio, I won't need sports pak to watch my beloved Wolverines.......
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#3 OFFLINE   brucegrr

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:49 AM

Dodge Boy,

You traitor :)

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:49 AM

"Beyond the eight states where Big Ten schools play -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- Silverman hopes to negotiate deals that will allow viewers to see the network on nothing more expensive than second-tier programming packages, those just above the basic level."


YES!! Please don't stop at the 8 states. These big schools have alumni all over the world...


A little trivia for you: What non-Florida school has the most alumni living in Florida?
A) Georgia
B) Texas
C) Penn State
D) Alabama
E) Michigan
F) Auburn
G) NC State


The answer: C) Penn State - A little surprising....

Bring some Big10 football down here please!!!

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 05:02 AM

Dodge Boy,

You traitor :)

Go Bucks!

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Ha HA HA....... :D
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:05 AM

Nice, since I live in Ohio, I won't need sports pak to watch my beloved Wolverines.......


Boy talk about disjoined loyalties... A wolverine fan in Ohio with a Gator avatar. :rolleyes: Well atleast you've got a good signature. :lol:

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:47 AM

Boy talk about disjoined loyalties... A wolverine fan in Ohio with a Gator avatar. :rolleyes: Well atleast you've got a good signature. :lol:


Well Wolverines (my Big Ten Favorite) and anyone who whoops it up on O.S.U. twice in one year! I don't play follow the leader.....
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:07 AM

Well Wolverines (my Big Ten Favorite) and anyone who whoops it up on O.S.U. twice in one year! I don't play follow the leader.....



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Posted 13 April 2007 - 05:27 PM

Let's just hope that DISH Network decides to carry the Big Ten Network. There are a lot of Buckeye fans out here in Colorado. It will be nice to get an alternative to Mountain West and Big 12 sports out here.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 05:48 PM

Let's just hope that DISH Network decides to carry the Big Ten Network. There are a lot of Buckeye fans out here in Colorado. It will be nice to get an alternative to Mountain West and Big 12 sports out here.

GO BUCKS!


I'm an Indiana grad myself.


This is an interesting move by the Big Ten. Definitely means more $$$$ for the 11 schools, but you have to wonder if cable outlets in California, Texas, Florida, etc...basically non-Midwestern states will pick up this channel. Will this hurt recruiting for Big Ten schools because they won't be on ESPN nearly as much...will young prospects in states outside of the Midwest see the Big Ten teams that much? Somewhat risky if they don't receive carriage outside of DIRECTV.

Obviously it's a great move by D*. It should be interesting to follow this story.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:29 PM

Will this hurt recruiting for Big Ten schools because they won't be on ESPN nearly as much...will young prospects in states outside of the Midwest see the Big Ten teams that much? Somewhat risky if they don't receive carriage outside of DIRECTV.

Obviously it's a great move by D*. It should be interesting to follow this story.


Actually, Big Ten football and basketball will be on ESPN even more now than ever before. See, that's why they created the Big Ten Network, because instead of letting ESPN have their "lesser" games on ESPNU or Gameplan where no one could see them, they have forced ESPN's hand to put them on their primary networks, or not have the rights to show them at all.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:54 PM

Actually, Big Ten football and basketball will be on ESPN even more now than ever before. See, that's why they created the Big Ten Network, because instead of letting ESPN have their "lesser" games on ESPNU or Gameplan where no one could see them, they have forced ESPN's hand to put them on their primary networks, or not have the rights to show them at all.



I hope you're right, that's not what I've heard through the grapevine. I have heard they plan on putting the major games on the BTN to try and force carriage. Much like ESPN used to put Duke vs UNC, etc on ESPN2 back in the day to force cable companies to pick up ESPN2.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:32 PM

Big Ten Network article from Indy Star

This supplements the existing contracts with ESPN/ABC, CBS, etc. Instead of lesser games being only on local channels (ESPN Plus) or not at all, they will now be shown on BTN. An example from the article- Indiana Football will be shown on BTN six or seven times. This year, I think we were only on TV 2 or 3 times all year, not even making ESPN+ some weeks. This will actually increase the exposure for the weaker teams, nationally as well since it is going to be on DirecTV, at least. I can see a market such as LA carrying it as well, considering the Rose Bowl tie-in.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:00 AM

Don't worry as long as D has them other carriers will follow :) D the leader in sports :sunsmile:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:01 AM

Yes...please don't stop at the 8 states. My daughter plays for Iowa's Field Hockey team and would love for my parents to be able to occasionally see her play.

Go Hawkeyes!!!!

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:10 PM

Another Michigan fan here. Maybe this is a way to watch more hockey. GO BLUE!!!
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:38 PM

Another Michigan fan here. Maybe this is a way to watch more hockey. GO BLUE!!!


Good luck. Hockey is about all you guys have left to root for these days. :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:11 PM

Will the BTN have any HD content?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:26 PM

There's already a Big Ten network

it's called ESPN ;)

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

Another Michigan fan here. Maybe this is a way to watch more hockey. GO BLUE!!!


Quite possibly. This is a big question I have is since there's no Big10 hockey conference, would we see hockey? Since i've seen the commercials and they feature hockey, I'm curious what they'll show. Will they show key Big10 school hockey matchups? Will they show feature CCHA and WCHA games as long as one team is a Big10 team?




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