Television: Newsmakers June 19, 2008

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Big Ten Network:

Comcast Corporation and the Big Ten Network announced today that they have reached a long-term multimedia agreement for Comcast to carry Big Ten Network programming across television, broadband and video-on-demand in time for the 2008 college football season. Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast will initially launch the network as part of its expanded basic level of service to promote it to the majority of its customers residing in states with Big Ten universities (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, with the exception of the Philadelphia region which will launch on a broadly distributed digital level of service) starting August 15th. (Comcast does not have systems in Iowa, the eighth Big Ten state.) In Spring 2009, Comcast may elect to move the network to a broadly distributed digital level of service in most of its systems in these states. Comcast's digital customers in the Big Ten states will also have immediate access to live Big Ten games and events in high definition, Big Ten programming via Comcast's video-on-demand platform, and a wide array of conference-related content through Comcast.net... Comcast, Big Ten Network Reach Broad Multimedia Agreement for Big Ten Network Content (Thu, 6/19)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Comcast reaches agreement with Big Ten Network. The BTN and the cable carrier announced a multiyear agreement today that puts programming on expanded basic on Aug. 15 in states with Big Ten schools. After the 2008-09 basketball season ends, Comcast has the option to shift the network to its digital service. Comcast has about 5 million customers with basic cable and 4 million with digital in Big Ten states. Under the agreement, Comcast will initially launch the network as part of its expanded basic level of service and promote it to the majority of its customers in states with Big Ten universities -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.. Comcast reaches agreement with Big Ten Network (Thu, 6/19)

 

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