Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Big Ten Network-Comcast War Is Set to End

Barring an unexpected snag, Comcast subscribers in Big Ten territory will be able to get the Big Ten Network this fall.

Sports Business Journal reported that Comcast has agreed to place the network on an expanded basic tier in most but not all of the Big Ten market. The cable behemoth had previously insisted on putting the network on a sports tier, but that demand appears to have been relaxed.

The Big Ten Network relaxed its demand to launch the channel on expanded basic everywhere in the eight-state market.

No progress has been reported in talks between the Big Ten Network and cable companies Time Warner and Charter.

Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

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