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#501 OFFLINE   Codeman00

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:31 PM

Sweet! Watching it now!!!!

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#502 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:00 PM

http://www.bigtennet...te/PR090607.asp

DISH Network will broadcast two games in high-definition Saturday on Channel 9467, including Akron @ Ohio State (12:00 p.m. ET) and Syracuse @ Iowa (8:00 p.m. ET), and officially launch the HD simulcast of the Big Ten Network the following week.


What I like is that the BTN homepage has a big E* logo on it. So much for D*'s early adopter status. :)

AT100 level ... I hope the price was good.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:09 PM

Thanks Charlie!!




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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:10 PM

Hi Everyone,

Well our long wait is over. I know it was already announced in this forum, but It is great to say it again!

From the unofficial Dish Network Channel Chart:

Channel 439 changed from "Temp" to BIG10 and was made available to subscribers as of 5pm eastern today. Channels 440-443 are now called ALT10 meaning they are alternate channels for simultaneous BIG10 games especially Saturdays.

Right now, App State vs Michigan.

Now I can see the Buckeyes on Saturday!

As for everyone who contributed to this thread, thank you for support and comments. I never expected this thread to grow as big as it did. Who knows, maybe DISH was watching.

Now, onto football season!

Go Bucks!

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:23 PM

wait a minute, where's my BIGTENHD??

come on, I don't want to watch the games in SD. (sarcasm)


seriously, what are the prospects of getting the games in HD?


http://www.bigtennet...te/PR090607.asp

DISH Network will broadcast two games in high-definition Saturday on Channel 9467, including Akron @ Ohio State (12:00 p.m. ET) and Syracuse @ Iowa (8:00 p.m. ET), and officially launch the HD simulcast of the Big Ten Network the following week.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:35 PM

The Big Ten Network reached an agreement Thursday with DISH Network that will allow the satellite television provider to broadcast Big Ten Conference games as early as this weekend.

DISH Network customers who subscribe to "America's Top 100" and higher will find the Big Ten Network on channel 439.

More HERE.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:39 PM

Did you see where it says that the entire nation will get the station until early 2008 and then it will only be seen by those people who live in the 8 big ten states. I think

Interesting.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:41 PM

Yep ...
http://www.dishnetwo..._room/Big10.pdf

"DISH Network customers nationwide who subscribe to America’s Top 100 and higher will find the Big Ten Network on Channel 439. Customers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to preview the network until early 2008. At that time, the channel will be carried on America’s Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions."

It is going to be an RSN ...
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:44 PM

Yep ...
http://www.dishnetwo..._room/Big10.pdf

"DISH Network customers nationwide who subscribe to America’s Top 100 and higher will find the Big Ten Network on Channel 439. Customers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to preview the network until early 2008. At that time, the channel will be carried on America’s Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions."

It is going to be an RSN ...


So if it's an "RSN" it will be part of the "SportsPack" correct?
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#510 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:47 PM

We can hope ...

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:48 PM

From DISH's press release:

DISH Network customers nationwide who subscribe to America's Top 100 and higher will find the Big Ten Network on Channel 439. Customers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to preview the network until early 2008. At that time, the channel will be carried on America's Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions.

Can this be interpreted as:

1. Only available above AT 100 for everyone (AT 150 or higher).
2. Only available in the Big 10 states at AT 100 or higher and no where else, even if you subscribe to all the RSNs.
3. You need to subscribe to AT 100 or higher and to all the RSN's ($5.99/month) to get BTN outside the Big 10 states.

Things could get interesting during basketball season. Remember, Big 10 games are no longer on Full Court.

Only time will tell.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:56 PM

Yep ...
http://www.dishnetwo..._room/Big10.pdf

"DISH Network customers nationwide who subscribe to America’s Top 100 and higher will find the Big Ten Network on Channel 439. Customers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to preview the network until early 2008. At that time, the channel will be carried on America’s Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions."

It is going to be an RSN ...


"DISH Network will broadcast two games in high-definition Saturday on Channel 9467, including
Akron @ Ohio State (12:00 p.m. ET) and Syracuse @ Iowa (8:00 p.m. ET), and officially launch the HD
simulcast of the Big Ten Network the following week."

Awesome!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:58 PM

At that time, the channel will be carried on America's Top 100 Plus service within the eight states with Big Ten institutions.

Seems pretty clear ...
AT100 Plus (which is AT100 plus your local RSNs) and in one of the eight states.

You can't get the "Sports Pack" without AT100 Plus or higher ... not AT100. Hopefully AT100 Plus and the Sports Pack combined will give access to BTN ... but that is an issue for 2008.

Let's enjoy BTN nationwide on AT100 (and in HD on Saturday and "24/7" next week).
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:09 PM

It is a great deal for everyone.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:11 PM

I'm really surprised this deal got done. Pressure is now on the cable co's to get a deal done.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

Seems pretty clear ...
AT100 Plus (which is AT100 plus your local RSNs) and in one of the eight states.

You can't get the "Sports Pack" without AT100 Plus or higher ... not AT100. Hopefully AT100 Plus and the Sports Pack combined will give access to BTN ... but that is an issue for 2008.

Let's enjoy BTN nationwide on AT100 (and in HD on Saturday and "24/7" next week).


I never heard of AT 100 Plus, hence the question. Actually, I am an AT250 + HD subscriber. I also have subscribed to all the RSNs. So, I am hoping that this will be enough to keep BTN.

But, you are right let's enjoy it now and worry about this issue next year. By then, DISH will pretty much have an idea of how many Big 10 fans live outside the Big 10 states.

It is great to see the ASU-Michigan game as it unfolded, even though I know the outcome, it was still exciting to see.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:18 PM

i am lucky to live in ohio and in the top 250, now my father does not have to switch,
plus it gives me a chance to see Thom Brennamen( his father is the reds announcer)
announce a football game instead of doing a baseball game for once.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:12 PM

I never heard of AT 100 Plus, hence the question. Actually, I am an AT250 + HD subscriber. I also have subscribed to all the RSNs. So, I am hoping that this will be enough to keep BTN.

But, you are right let's enjoy it now and worry about this issue next year. By then, DISH will pretty much have an idea of how many Big 10 fans live outside the Big 10 states.

It is great to see the ASU-Michigan game as it unfolded, even though I know the outcome, it was still exciting to see.

Nick


AT 100+ is AT 100, just with sportspak added in, same price as ordering the Sportspak too.


which speaking of this at100+, If your in say st louis, Louisville, Omaha, Paducah, KY, which all have large numbers of different big 10 fans, It's a lot cheaper to order sportspak, than ordering ESPN game plan, and then ordering the Full Court package too. that's if you only cared for the big 10 teams. lets see here,

what $129 for each Game plan and full court?

Sportspack, $5 a month x 12= $60 for all 12 months.

Lets just say this, if BTN won't be available outside of the region, then it could get real ugly come 2008 for dish.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:17 PM

Go Gophers. :D

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:22 PM

AT 100+ is AT 100, just with sportspak added in, same price as ordering the Sportspak too.


Wrong. AT100+ just includes your local RSN(s). You have to add the Multisports pack to that to get the rest of the RSNs.




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