Last-minute check: Find your BTN game on TV

In this video, “Big Ten Football & Beyond” guest Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports previews the Northwestern-Michigan State game, Russ Lande from “The Next Level” previews the Ohio State-Wisconsin game, BTN analyst Antwaan Randle El previews the Iowa-Michigan game, and Tony Banks from “The Big Ten Football Report” previews the  Minnesota-Nebraska game. Three football games are on BTN: Indiana-Penn State, Purdue-Illinois, and Minnesota Nebraska. We know it’s Week 12 but use our TV GameFinder page to find the TV channel for your game. Or just use the app in this post below.

To review: The “Extra Football Game Channels” come into play today for the two 3:30 p.m. ET games. The channels are only available to BTN during the 13 football Saturdays of the season because of capacity issues with our cable and satellite providers. The non-conference basketball season overlaps with dozens of other sporting events, including NHL, NBA and other regional football and basketball games. Therefore, our cable and satellite partners are unable to offer this space to us, even though our Extra Football Game Channels may still continue to appear on your channel guide. During the conference portion of the basketball season, the Big Ten schedules games in such a way where there is no need for “Extra Football Game Channels.”

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Additional resources
You can read answers to all of our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Specifically…

Q: I want to know more about these “extra football game channels.” What are they?
A: These “extra” channels are part-time channels that the Big Ten Network provides to cable, satellite and telco systems which allow the network to offer multiple football games simultaneously to viewers. You probably never even notice them except on game days. Get more info on extra football game channels right here.

Q: Do I get these extra channels on my TV?
A: The GameFinder application above should tell you. Enter your zip code.

Q: I can’t find an answer to my question and I still want to send an e-mail directly to the BTN right now. How do I do that?
A: We understand. Go directly to our BTN contact page. to send an email any time day or night. Or use the same form below. We read every piece of mail as fast as we can, so please be as specific as possible and choose the relevant categories.

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Jay Hohenshil on 11/17/2012 @ 11:11am EDT Said:

Could not download the pre game between O S U & Wisconsin for some reason

    BTN.com staff on 11/17/2012 @ 11:15am EDT Said:

    Jay, you mean the video in the post, or something else? We’re seeing the video on our end on multiple browsers and devices. Sometimes video can take a moment or two to load.

Phil Tournor on 11/17/2012 @ 4:01pm EDT Said:

I have a real problem that your not showing the Nebraska game in the Kansas City area. We are 3 hours from lIncoln and have a huge alumni base here. Why in the world are we bumped for Illinois vs Purdue? There is not Illinois base here in Kansas City. BTN really needs to do some research, is Nebraska always going to get bumped on Comcast in the future?

Adam on 11/17/2012 @ 4:22pm EDT Said:

I live in southeast Michigan and am looking for the Illinois-Purdue game. The BTN GameFinder says it’s on comcast 692. It is on no BTN channel. The only game on any BTN channel is the Nebraska game. Anyway to fix this?!

    BTN Communications on 11/17/2012 @ 4:30pm EDT Said:

    Hi Adam – We are aware of the issue and are currently working to get this resolved as soon as possible.

willie on 11/17/2012 @ 4:52pm EDT Said:

We are in San Tan Valley, Az and cannot get the Nebraska game. There are a lot of Nebraska fans living out here. What gives?

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