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Big Ten Close to Comcast Kick Off

Jun 16, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Comcast and the Big Ten Network are close to announcing a carriage agreement that would end nearly two years of talks that resembled an argument between alumni of Ohio State and Michigan, the Chicago Tribune reports. The deal, called done for all intents and purposes by one source cited by the paper, would near double the number of subscribers for the network to 55 million. Within the Big Ten’s mid-west footprint, homes getting the channel will jump to 13 million from 6.5 million.

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