CHICAGO (AP) - The Big Ten Network reached an agreement Friday with satellite TV provider Dish Network in a move that expands the reach of the new channel.
The number of households with the network nationwide will
initially increase from about 17 million to 28.5 million.
The network was already airing on Dish on Thursday.
The channel debuted August 30th and offered its first live
football games last weekend.
Satellite competitor DirecTV carried the network from the
The Big Ten Network has yet to reach agreements with several
major cable providers, leaving many fans in the eight states
without access to the channel.
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