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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I don't remember any price hike last year when the BTN was first added but lots of folks keep claiming they are paying for it when they don't want it.

    Which is funny. I can't stand GSN, but I don't whine and complain about it being on my TV package.

    Somehow if it were Pac-10 Network, I doubt people would care. The Big Ten is a punching bag for people with nothing better to say and/or do with their free, and sometimes paid, time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I agree. I think you should go back and reread my original statement. There were no extra charges for the BTN...
    That's what I was thinking. Not sure why there is so much angst over the channel then.

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    That's what I was thinking. Not sure why there is so much angst over the channel then.
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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    First of all, I seriously doubt that.
    It's true -- I'm a DirecTV customer, and I frequently found myself watching reruns of the World Series of Poker while there were Big Eleven games on.

    Lastly, the Big Ten bashing is getting to be a nuisance. What did your last post add to the discussion?
    Nothing whatsoever.

    I think each one of the BCS conferences are contributing strongly to the downfall of collegiate athletics and working overtime to marginalize mid-major programs. I'll continue to bash away until the elitist attitude they and their fans have disappears.

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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    So, is it confirmed that Directv will not have the BTN overflow channels anymore? Looking ahead at the guide, I don't see them anywhere. That will suck royally if true.

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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    I just looked at the gamefinder on the BTN website and here is the Directv listings for Saturday.

    12:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (CT)
    YOUNGSTOWN STATE VS. OHIO STATE: channel 610 (SD) or 610 (HD)
    AKRON VS. WISCONSIN *: channel 623 (SD) or 623-1 (HD)
    MAINE VS. IOWA: channel 618 (SD) or 618-1 (HD)
    WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. INDIANA *: channel 620 (SD) or 620-1 (HD)
    COASTAL CAROLINA VS. PENN STATE: channel 617 (SD) or 617-1 (HD)

    7:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 PM (CT)
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS VS. MINNESOTA: channel 610 (SD) or 610 (HD)

    * Denotes game not produced in HD.

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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I just looked at the gamefinder on the BTN website and here is the Directv listings for Saturday.

    12:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (CT)
    YOUNGSTOWN STATE VS. OHIO STATE: channel 610 (SD) or 610 (HD)
    AKRON VS. WISCONSIN *: channel 623 (SD) or 623-1 (HD)
    MAINE VS. IOWA: channel 618 (SD) or 618-1 (HD)
    WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. INDIANA *: channel 620 (SD) or 620-1 (HD)
    COASTAL CAROLINA VS. PENN STATE: channel 617 (SD) or 617-1 (HD)

    7:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 PM (CT)
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS VS. MINNESOTA: channel 610 (SD) or 610 (HD)

    * Denotes game not produced in HD.
    Does this mean they will have the overflow games?
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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Does this mean they will have the overflow games?
    It looks that way to me.

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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

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    It looks that way to me.
    They will, but DTV is still moving stuff around. The haven't shown up in my guide menu yet.
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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    They will, but DTV is still moving stuff around. The haven't shown up in my guide menu yet.
    I didn't see them on the guide either. That's why I went to the BTN website to see if they had any info.

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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I don't remember any price hike last year when the BTN was first added but lots of folks keep claiming they are paying for it when they don't want it.
    It didn't cost me any extra, and my bill amount has never changed.
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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    They will, but DTV is still moving stuff around.
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    Re: DIRECTV to discontinue the Big Ten network?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    They will, but DTV is still moving stuff around. The haven't shown up in my guide menu yet.
    You might need to go out and find them yourself. I have a DirectTV w/ Tivo receiver. All I could see was the BTN channel that says "Moving to Channel 620" or something like that. So I went to the settings to change which channels I receive and was able to add the new BTN channel position and I found all the BTN alternate channels. Right now they aren't all placed together, so they might change around again.
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