Television: Newsmakers Aug 27, 2008




Charter and Big Ten reach carriage agreement

Charter Communications, Inc. and the Big Ten Network have reached an agreement-in-principle on terms of a multi-year distribution agreement in which Charter will carry the Big Ten Network and related programming throughout the Big Ten territory, including its systems in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Northern Illinois. Big Ten Network and Charter are currently working together in an attempt to ensure that the majority of these same systems can launch the network on its expanded basic level of service in time for Saturday's Big Ten college football openers. (Wed, 8/27)



Grand Rapids Press:

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is back in the television business. Beginning this season, the MHSAA Network will produce regular-season and tournament games to be distributed on multiple platforms, both TV and internet. "We've partnered with When We Were Young Productions to produce tournament and regular-season events," MHSAA communications director John Johnson said. "We've got 450 hours of programming planned for this fall and another 1,000 hours scheduled for winter and spring events. We're striving to do streaming video on the internet and audio for as many other things as possible." Some games will be produced like a contest you might see on a cable sports channel, with capabilities including four cameras, graphics, two announcers and instant replay. Other games will feature a single camera with a single announcer. Comcast Cable will carry games on digital cable (channels 900 and 901) and maintain an archive of contests on its Video on Demand service... MHSAA announces plan to broadcast games (Wed, 8/27)







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