IU enters agreement for local programming deal with Comcast.

From IU sports information:

IU Athletics Enters Agreement with Comcast to Air Athletics Related Programming in Indiana Markets

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Indiana University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that the department has entered into an agreement with communications provider Comcast to broadcast IU sporting events and athletics related programming in its Indiana markets on XFINITY channel 81 and On Demand.  Events carried by XFINITY are select Olympic sporting events that were not slated for broadcast on the Big Ten Network or BigTenNetwork.com.

Games carried by XFINITY will be broadcast tape delayed on channel 81, HomeTown Sports Indiana, and will be made available for viewing On Demand on Hoosier TV.  In addition to sporting events, the Hoosier Country 105.1 IU Football Tailgate Show will also be available On Demand.  XFINITY digital cable customers, throughout the state, can access the IU programming by selecting “Hoosier TV” from the On Demand menu and then “Sports.”

“This partnership with Comcast is an ideal opportunity for us to bring our excellent Olympic sports programs to our Indiana fans,” said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass.  “We are thrilled to launch this initiative and give our programs the attention they so richly deserve”.

“Adding these sports program from Indiana University is another example of how Comcast is bringing unique, local programs to our Indiana customers, through XFINITY, giving them the choice to watch them whenever they would like,”  said Scott Tenney, Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Indiana Region.

Below are events that will be carried by XFINITY Indiana in September and October.

Hoosier Country 105.1 IU Football Tailgate Shows
9/2 Towson
9/25 Akron
10/2 Michigan
10/16 Arkansas State
10/30 Northwestern
Fall Events (To be aired tape delayed)
9/1: Women’s Soccer vs. Western Michigan
9/3: Men’s Soccer vs. Cal
9/10: Women’s Soccer vs. Texas A & M
9/12: Women’s Soccer vs. Hofstra
9/17: Women’s Soccer vs. Kent State
9/19: Women’s Soccer vs. Central Michigan
9/24: Women’s Soccer vs. Northwestern
9/29: Men’s Soccer vs. Evansville

10/9: Volleyball vs. Penn State
10/17: Women’s Soccer vs. U of Michigan
10/27: Men’s Soccer vs. Butler
10/31: Women’s Soccer vs. Ohio State

3 comments

  1. It would be really nice if the two bball exhibition games and the N’western State game, all slated for BTN.com, can be carried on this channel.

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