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Anyone fill us unimformed in on this?
We will have to wait and see, but if true it's almost certainly tied to the launch of the SEC network. That's how BTN works. All B10 schools had to agree to a GOR (I think for second/third tier rights only) in exchange for their ownership stake in BTN. And that ownership stake is real, i.e. if a school were to leave, the rights would be returned in exchange for the return of the ownership stake at either party's option OR the school would be entitled to continue to receive BTN distributions. That is very different from the B12 GOR and probably the ACC GOR (we don't know because no one has seen the documents yet).
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by MrWoodson 11 months ago
I haven't heard anything about it but would assume it has to do with the SEC network. I know the ACC just signed a GOR supposedly to get an ACC network going. From what I understand ESPN would not talk about an ACC network without a GOR. I would assume that the same goes for any conference looking to start a network
The country now knows that, while we love basketball baseball and hockey, football will always drive the bus
Looks like Uverse jumped on board already. Wonder if providers will offer this as part of the regular package or make us pay extra.
Do you mean pay separate for the channel or have it included in the sports packages? I can see it being lumped into current sports packages.
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Sports package. But directv has the bigten network in the reg. package.
Yea I am curious. I have Uverse and pay for the sports package to get BTN. My guess is it will be lumped into there, but I see the companies trying to get as much money as possible out of this by requiring more pay.
direct tv recently put big ten into a sports package a couple months ago...
at least on my cable box it says not subscribed
I get it and I dont get the sports package. Yous gettin ripped mane.
Where do you live? Generally, if you live within the B10 footprint you should get BTN on the basic digital tier and outside the B10 footprint it is offered as part of a sports package.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 11 months ago
I'm in Alabama and I get it w/out the sports package.
I'm in Detroit and I'd love an sec package.
Yeah, I'm sure there are some exceptions. It also depends on your service provider. Comcast v. Time Warner v. Cablevision v. Charter v. DirecTV v. Dish v. Uverse ... they all vary slightly, especially outside the B10 footprint.
yeah im pretty sure i dont get it either....could be wrong
So will suburban Detroit be able to grab the sec if we crave it?
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