On December 3rd, 2008 Star Choice will launch the Big Ten Network, which will be available as a Freeview from December 3rd to December 31st, 2008.
The Big Ten Network is a channel dedicated to capturing the tradition of the Big Ten Conference, which is a union of 11 world-class academic institutions (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin).
Fans across the nation can enjoy live sporting events and campus programming captured from the Big Ten’s 11 storied universities. This channel will be available to customers by subscribing to the More Sports bundle.
The Big Ten Network broadcasts over 400 live sporting events each year (also in high-definition) and covers sports ranging from football, basketball, baseball, swimming, cross country, wrestling, soccer, volleyball and much more!
Available on Freeview from December 3rd to December 31st 2008.
Standard Definition on channel 410. IPG Tag: BIG 10
Big Ten Network SD will be available in the MORE SPORTS bundle.
Big Ten Network in HD is anticipated to arrive at the end of January, 2009.
Q & A:
Q: Will the Big Ten Network be available as a part of a Take 1 or Take 2?
A: At this time, the Big Ten Network is available only in the More Sports bundle.
Q: Will the Big Ten Network be available in HD?
A: Star Choice expects to launch the HD equivalent by end of January 2009.