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Big Ten Network Still Working to Be Seen


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#21 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:59 AM

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.



From the Chicago Tribune

Big Ten Network Mark Silverman indicated that while ABC will get the first pick of conference football games this year, “there will be many weeks when the Big Ten Network will have the second or third selection over ESPN and ESPN2.” Silverman added he is “very confident all the deals will get done” with MSOs in the Big Ten footprint (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/19).

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#22 OFFLINE   mcaldero

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:24 AM

Will the BTN have any HD content?

GO BUCKS!!!


Yes, most Big Ten Network programming will be produced in HD.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:16 AM

From the Chicago Tribune

Big Ten Network Mark Silverman indicated that while ABC will get the first pick of conference football games this year, “there will be many weeks when the Big Ten Network will have the second or third selection over ESPN and ESPN2.” Silverman added he is “very confident all the deals will get done” with MSOs in the Big Ten footprint (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/19).


Will these games be blacked out if you don't subscribe to Game Plan? I hope not....
But they do black out all the NHL hockey and M<ajor league BaseBall games now shown on the Sports pak, what a rip off...
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:46 AM

Games on the Big Ten channel will not be blacked out.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:32 AM

Another Michigan fan here. This is Great News!!!....GO BLUE!!
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

Not so great news today. The Indy Star, in a little segment at the bottom of the front page of Sports, says the Big Ten is asking $1.10 per subscriber for the channel, more than the NFL Network by $.31!

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 10:48 AM

Not so great news today. The Indy Star, in a little segment at the bottom of the front page of Sports, says the Big Ten is asking $1.10 per subscriber for the channel, more than the NFL Network by $.31!



That doesn't bode well for the Big 10, espcially when they are going to ask cable companies to put their network on the basic tier.

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