Well it goes without saying that the Big Ten and Comcast don’t often get along, as the cable giant already dropped BTN outside of the Big Ten footprint this spring (which we were the first to report on), and Comcast was set to drop BTN at the end of the month if the two could not reach a deal.
Thankfully, with just a week left to go, the two finally reached an agreement:
We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with Comcast, ensuring fans enjoy BTN and the Big Ten on FS1. Thanks for your support – here’s to a great season! pic.twitter.com/yfc417wfh2— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 24, 2018
For anyone residing within the footprint of the Big Ten, this is great news, especially since the football season begins next week. However, for those outside the B1G footprint, you will have to wait a bit to see BTN on your line up.
According to a statement from Comcast, their customers outside of the B1G states will soon re-receive BTN “in coming months through Comcast’s Sports and Entertainment package.”
If you don’t want to wait to receive BTN, or you are tired of cable companies constantly changing removing and adding channels that you may need but being stuck in their contracts, you still have options. As we discussed yesterday, there are a variety of streaming TV services available nationwide that provide BTN, FS1, the ESPN channels, and sometimes your local channels.