Follow up: Mediacom and BTN deal finally official
|We reported here on Friday that Mediacom had reached an agreement with the Big Ten Network which would allow cable subscribers access to Iowa's first three nonconference games on the channel. Well, it apparently took both sides four days to iron out the details, but the deal was finally made official today. The Big Ten Network will be available on Mediacom's expanded basic tier in time for Saturday's opener. They will also carry BTN's high-definition channel and video-on-demand programming. 400,000+ Mediacom subscribers in the state of Iowa can now breath a collective sigh of relief. Enjoy the game Hawk fans!|
Here is a copy of the official Press Release from Mediacom:
Mediacom Communications to Launch Big Ten Network
Thursday August 28, 1:37 pm ET
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION announced today that it has reached an agreement to carry the Big Ten Network in time for Saturday’s opening of the Big Ten college football season.
Mediacom will launch the Big Ten Network in phases on its expanded basic level of service in states with Big Ten universities. The agreement also includes the Network’s high-definition and video-on-demand programming. Mediacom customers will be notified when the Network becomes available in their community.
For more information about Mediacom’s advanced suite of products and services, including the Big Ten Network, visit www.mediacomcable.com.
Mediacom Communications is the nation's 8th largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service.