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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #501 of 572
    Codeman00

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    Sweet! Watching it now!!!!
     
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    James Long

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    http://www.bigtennetwork.com/corporate/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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    Thanks Charlie!!




    go BOILERS!
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #504 of 572
    nmetro

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    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!

    Nick
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #505 of 572
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    http://www.bigtennetwork.com/corporate/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.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #506 of 572
    Chris Blount

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    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.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #507 of 572
    angiecopus

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    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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    James Long

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    Yep ...
    http://www.dishnetwork.com/downloads/pdf/about_us/press_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 ...
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #509 of 572
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    So if it's an "RSN" it will be part of the "SportsPack" correct?
     
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    James Long

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    We can hope ...
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 #511 of 572
    nmetro

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    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.

    Nick
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 #512 of 572
    aaronbud

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    "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!
     
  13. Sep 6, 2007 #513 of 572
    James Long

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    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).
     
  14. Sep 6, 2007 #514 of 572
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    It is a great deal for everyone.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2007 #515 of 572
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    I'm really surprised this deal got done. Pressure is now on the cable co's to get a deal done.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2007 #516 of 572
    nmetro

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    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
     
  17. Sep 6, 2007 #517 of 572
    angiecopus

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    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.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2007 #518 of 572
    jhamps10

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    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.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2007 #519 of 572
    Richard King

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    Go Gophers. :D
     
  20. Sep 6, 2007 #520 of 572
    JohnH

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    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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