Breakthrough Seen for BTN

March 2008
Multichannel News;3/17/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p12
The article reports on the new carriage deal to be signed on by Comcast and sports service Big Ten Network. Both companies are reportedly concentrating to a deal that would put Big Ten Network on Comcast's highest-penetrated level of service in systems within the footprint of the conference's 11 member schools. Comcast's motivation to do the deal, however, is believed to be influenced by its own desire to start college-conference networks in which it would own a stake.


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