Comcast, Big Ten Network finally agree on terms
B1G fans who use Comcast cable service don’t have to worry about losing coverage of their favorite teams and conference.
On Friday, Comcast and FOX Networks Group reached a deal to continue carrying Big Ten Network and for B1G games to still be aired on FOX Sports 1. The agreement comes after Comcast was planning to drop the network from its cable coverage.
Matt Murschel of the Oralando Sentinel tweeted out the statement announcing the agreement.
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Here is the release on the Comcast deal with Big Ten Network. pic.twitter.com/souDFoVGIp
— Matt Murschel (@osmattmurschel) August 24, 2018
“Comcast Corporation and FOX Networks Group announced today that they have reached an agreement for Comcast to continue carrying the Big Ten Network,” the statement read. “The companies also reached an agreement for Comcast to continue carrying all of the Big Ten games on FS1.
“Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast will continue to offer Big Ten Network to its customers who reside in states with Big Ten universities (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michiga, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.) Xfinity customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Virginia/Beltway area will also continue to receive the network given their proximity to Big Ten schools. In addition, in the coming months, customers outside of the Big Ten states will have access to the Big Ten Network as part of Comcast’s Sports and Entertainment Package.”
The two sides had struggled to reach an agreement and Big Ten Network continued to air commercials warning people that Comcast could drop the network.
Fortunately for everyone with Comcast in B1G country, the two sides were able to come together and reach a deal.