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    Alleged BIG 12 Network

    After I could not the the Texas Tech and Texas games I did the standard CF thing and emailed JP. (Before the EICC game I got the 200+ channel package from DISH so I could get that game on EspnU)

    He replied quickly (on MLK holiday even) that ESPN subleases some Big 12 games and that is what happens sometimes. He also said that it "appears" that ESPN will not do this subleasing next year. That will be sweet for next year but am still ****** that I also could not get the KSU game today for the same reason apparently.
    My question is Are there other parts of the country in the same boat - can't get the games that are listed as being on the "Big 12 Network". it especially grinds my gears that these games aren't available on Cyclones.TV either. How about Direct TV customers in this (Phoenix) area - are you blacked out too? It would cost me a small fortune to switch now just two months into my Dish deal but I would think about it.











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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Do you not get Altitude on ch 410? Your other option would be if you have ESPN3, that's how I've been watching the games.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Wouldn't get it in northwest Iowa without the sports pack either. In fact, northwest Iowa is for the most part predominately Iowa fans (though the numbers are evening out), and many of them will tell you that they became Iowa fans because they can watch them on tv much easier.

    Basically I just hope the Big 12 can get a real network someday.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonic1 View Post
    After I could not the the Texas Tech and Texas games I did the standard CF thing and emailed JP. (Before the EICC game I got the 200+ channel package from DISH so I could get that game on EspnU)

    He replied quickly (on MLK holiday even) that ESPN subleases some Big 12 games and that is what happens sometimes. He also said that it "appears" that ESPN will not do this subleasing next year. That will be sweet for next year but am still ****** that I also could not get the KSU game today for the same reason apparently.
    My question is Are there other parts of the country in the same boat - can't get the games that are listed as being on the "Big 12 Network". it especially grinds my gears that these games aren't available on Cyclones.TV either. How about Direct TV customers in this (Phoenix) area - are you blacked out too? It would cost me a small fortune to switch now just two months into my Dish deal but I would think about it.
    Cyclones.tv cannot legally televise these games as they do not have the rights. No reason to get mad at them for something they can't control. I'm sure if they could they would, because it'd mean a ton more money.

    That ESPN comment intrigues me though - I wonder if it means every single game will be on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPNEWS or if it means more games will drop to simply third tier, which would kind of suck. Or maybe I'm interpreting that wrong.

    The Big 12 Network is kind of a misnomer anyways.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by LivntheCyLife View Post
    Do you not get Altitude on ch 410? Your other option would be if you have ESPN3, that's how I've been watching the games.
    In MN, I am able to see all of the so-called Big 12 Network games on ESPN3, which is one of the few perks for having base cable. A good tip is you can check upcoming games at the following link:

    Watch Live Sports Events and ESPN Programs Online and on Mobile Applications - WatchESPN

    When you find the game you are looking for, see if it has the blue link (SUBJECT TO BLACKOUT). If that is there, click it and you can see if it is shown in your area. Today's K-State game was blacked out only in some scattered locations, but nowhere in Big12 country. Not sure why they bother with that sometimes. Sometimes they do black out the entire conference region, so maybe that is what they do when ESPN does the sublease, or whatever. Anyway, if you do get blacked out, you can still watch the replay posted later the same day. For example, here is a link to see what has been posted over the past week:

    Watch Live Sports Events and ESPN Programs Online and on Mobile Applications - WatchESPN



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    Try living in Canada! Firstrowsports has become my best friend.




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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by cycophagus View Post
    In MN, I am able to see all of the so-called Big 12 Network games on ESPN3, which is one of the few perks for having base cable. A good tip is you can check upcoming games at the following link:

    Watch Live Sports Events and ESPN Programs Online and on Mobile Applications - WatchESPN

    When you find the game you are looking for, see if it has the blue link (SUBJECT TO BLACKOUT). If that is there, click it and you can see if it is shown in your area. Today's K-State game was blacked out only in some scattered locations, but nowhere in Big12 country. Not sure why they bother with that sometimes. Sometimes they do black out the entire conference region, so maybe that is what they do when ESPN does the sublease, or whatever. Anyway, if you do get blacked out, you can still watch the replay posted later the same day. For example, here is a link to see what has been posted over the past week:

    Watch Live Sports Events and ESPN Programs Online and on Mobile Applications - WatchESPN
    I'm guessing it was probably blacked out where a regional sports network like Altitude was carrying it.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Can't get it "on TV" in the Seattle area, either. I haven't tried ESPN3 (though I do think my cable provider has it). I ended up doing the live blog thing again.


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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    The only problem with espn3 is you have to have a subscription to only limited cable networks. Mediacom and dish or direct tv are not included.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Can't get it "on TV" in the Seattle area, either. I haven't tried ESPN3 (though I do think my cable provider has it). I ended up doing the live blog thing again.
    ESPN3 is going to be the only way for you to legally get it in Seattle unless you have a dish and subscribe to a package that would provide you a channel like Altitude or MSG that picks up Big 12 games.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyerball View Post
    The only problem with espn3 is you have to have a subscription to only limited cable networks. Mediacom and dish or direct tv are not included.
    Mediacom has ESPN3.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonic1 View Post
    After I could not the the Texas Tech and Texas games I did the standard CF thing and emailed JP. (Before the EICC game I got the 200+ channel package from DISH so I could get that game on EspnU)

    He replied quickly (on MLK holiday even) that ESPN subleases some Big 12 games and that is what happens sometimes. He also said that it "appears" that ESPN will not do this subleasing next year. That will be sweet for next year but am still ****** that I also could not get the KSU game today for the same reason apparently.
    My question is Are there other parts of the country in the same boat - can't get the games that are listed as being on the "Big 12 Network". it especially grinds my gears that these games aren't available on Cyclones.TV either. How about Direct TV customers in this (Phoenix) area - are you blacked out too? It would cost me a small fortune to switch now just two months into my Dish deal but I would think about it.
    Wasn't on in Dallas, and this is the first game I remember that hasn't been. Luckily, I have the watchESPN access



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    Wasn't on in Dallas, and this is the first game I remember that hasn't been. Luckily, I have the watchESPN access
    There's a couple of times during the year when there are two Big 12 games on the Big 12 Network at 12:45. Next week is another. Those affiliates in Texas were obviously going to choose to televise Texas-Baylor over Kansas State-Iowa State, though it would be nice if it were possible for a channel to put the other game on a sub channel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    Wasn't on in Dallas, and this is the first game I remember that hasn't been. Luckily, I have the watchESPN access
    Not a big surprise with UT/BU and ISU/KSU both at 12:45.



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    Re: Alleged BIG 12 Network

    The nice thing is we don't run into that situation again this year. I think we're only on the Big 12 Network like four more times this year anyways, with the rest on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.



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