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    Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Here is the LINK



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Quote Originally Posted by SlyCy View Post
    Here is the LINK
    trust me...it is in ALL Cyclone fans best interest to email and call Mediacom early and often complaining about having to pay for this station on their expanded cable packages and threaten to switch companies/digital/whatever.



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Actually I think it's in our best interest to see the channel fully succeed so we can get the Big 12 network off the ground.




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    I agree Bryce. If the overall benefit is we get to see away football games like Toledo, I am all for it.


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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    what the heck is the expanded basic tier?


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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    I am just a bit disappointed at the timing... I thought they would join, but I was hoping for March 08 or so....

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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    That is like negotating with Terrorist. They just opened the door to have CBS, ABC, NBC, Big12 and everyone else and their dog start more of this crap. It belongs on the sports tier. If the Big 12 had a channel it should belong on the sports tier.
    Whatever....



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Who cares about Mediacom? They lost me a long time ago to a dish!!!


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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    I don't mind Mediacom. They have lots of shows on local connections channel and they are showing a bunch of BBall games this year. They might get a football game also. I really think the Big10 must of came down in price or something. I think they are wrong for forcing this on basic cable.



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Actually I think it's in our best interest to see the channel fully succeed so we can get the Big 12 network off the ground.


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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    what the heck is the expanded basic tier?
    I'm pretty sure their basic package is just channels 1-19 or something like that. The expanded basic package are all the other channels that are available until you get to the digital package.



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    Mart/Miller are saying that this deal didn't actually happen.



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    My disappointment comes from being forced to pay extra for a channel that I have no interest in. Bottom line is that it should be in a pay tier and not the expanded basic. I'm all for a Big 12 network and would expect to pay an extra subscription to view it. Mediacom has laid the groundwork for the Big 12 network to also be on an expanded basic tier that everyone pays extra, should it ever become more than a dream.



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    Re: Big Ten Network and Mediacom reach deal

    What exactly is the Big Ten network's negotiating position here? Is Mediacom afraid that not having it will cause defections to satellite? I would think Mediacom would be able to force the Big Ten's hand in this matter. This thing obviously belongs in the sports tier and there is no way it should be on regular cable.



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