I know some of you are visiting the blog to check if DirecTV has made channel assignments for the Big Ten Network and its overflow games in case it has broadcasts at the same time.
I sent an e-mail to its Public Relations Department and I received a response telling me that BTN will be on Channel 220 which is part of the basic package. DirecTV has set aside neighboring channels 218, 219 and 221 for this weekend. DirecTV says it won’t know which games will be on which channels until the Wednesday of each week so it’s suggested subscribers check their on-screen guides as gameday approaches.
That’s the best answer I have right now. For each sporting weekend, I’ll list the channel each game is on.
UPDATE – 10:31 p.m.
DIRECTV ANNOUNCES OVERFLOW CHANNELS FOR THIS SATURDAY
DIRECTV subscribers to the Choice programming package and above will receive all six football games televised by Big Ten Network this coming Saturday. Channel assignments are as follows:
12:00 p.m. EDT
Appalachian State at Michigan (Ch. 220 – Primary Game)
Youngstown State at Ohio State (Ch. 218 – Overflow Game)
Northeastern at Northwestern (Ch. 219 – Overflow Game)
Florida International at Penn State (Ch. 221 – Overflow Game)
8:00 p.m. EDT
Bowling Green at Minnesota (Ch. 220 – Primary Game)
Indiana State at Indiana (Ch. 218 – Overflow Game)
Source – http://www.bigtennetwork.com/
Thanks to the person who posted a comment here. Much appreciated.