Here’s the official press release from the Big Ten Network. I know many of you are coming over from Illinois and Iowa message boards to check, but this is the latest on which Insight customers can view BTN and where.
|August 29, 2007|
|Insight Communications Delivers Big Ten Network to College Sports Fans|
NEW YORK and CHICAGO – Insight Communications today announced it has reached an agreement with the Big Ten Network to carry the channel on its Classic service in Columbus, Ohio and Evansville, Ind. and on its Insight Digital 2.0 service in all of its Kentucky systems, including Louisville, Northern Kentucky, Lexington and Bowling Green. The network will be launched throughout Kentucky with a two-week promotion on Classic service. The service will be available to approximately 640,000 customers.
“We are pleased that we have reached a reasonable agreement with the Big Ten Network,” said Michael Willner, CEO of Insight. “We know that our customers who are college sports fans will be very excited to watch their favorite teams, starting this Saturday when Buckeye fans can watch Ohio State take on Youngstown.”
“We’re happy to add Insight to our growing list of distribution partners,” Mark Silverman, president of Big Ten Network, said, “Insight is a leading distributor in several key communities in the Midwest, so we are especially pleased that their customers will be able to watch all of the Big Ten games.”
Starting August 30, Big Ten Network will offer fans 39 football games, 140 regular-season basketball games, more than 55 women’s basketball games, Big Ten Championships, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, baseball, wrestling and all of the other NCAA championship sports.
About Insight Communications
Insight Communications is the ninth largest cable operator in the United States with approximately 1.4 million customer relationships in the four contiguous states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Insight offers bundled, state-of-the-art analog and digital video, high-speed Internet and voice telephony services to its customers.
About the Big Ten Network
The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network provides unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more major men’s and women’s events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.
For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit www.BigTenNetwork.com.
Big win for BTN. We’ll continue to monitor if other cable companies sign up.