Big Ten Network to finally be available on cable?

The Sports Business Journal has reported this week that the Big Ten Network and Comcast have put together the framework for an agreement to carry the BTN on Comcast.

Such an agreement – although it would come too late for this basketball season -would bring an end to the situation that has frustrated and angered cable subscribers with many Indiana basketball and football games not available on cable.

The agreement with Comcast would put the BTN on expanded basic cable, according to the story, but it could still takes weeks or even months for this to happen as negotiators work out the details of the deal.

Comcast has 5.8 million customers and has just become the cable provider in the Bloomington area.   

To read the entire story in the Sports Business Journal, click here.


  1. Today, the Big Ten’s homepage featured this quote in a sidebar:

    “For a solid 15 minutes, the BTN stayed there, for the trophy presentation, speeches from Barry Alvarez and Bo Ryan, etc… This was an example of the network giving more coverage than ever before — you never would have seen that on one of the old ESPN Plus broadcasts.”
    -A blog post by Lansing State Journal sportswriter Joe Rexrode (March 7)

    Note they fail to mention we used to see the games themselves on ESPN Plus broadcasts.

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