BTN.com staff, July 29, 2011
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(Big Ten Network) – Kearney, Nebraska - Charter?s Nebraska customers will now have even more to cheer about as they anticipate the upcoming Husker football season. In time for Nebraska?s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, Charter has added Big Ten Network (BTN) to Expanded Basic Digital, significantly expanding the number of customers enjoying BTN. BTN will remain on channel 425 and be seen by both Expanded Basic Digital and SportsView customers. BTN is also available at no additional cost for high-definition customers on channel 768.
?Husker fans are excited about the upcoming season and so are we,? said Melissa Morris, Vice President and General Manager for Charter in Nebraska. ?With this move, we are enhancing the value our service provides to more of our Nebraska customers. Expanded availability of BTN will help our Nebraska customers follow Husker athletics throughout the year.?
Said BTN President Mark Silverman, ?With Nebraska becoming a member of the Big Ten, it?s great news that Charter is adding BTN to its Expanded Basic Digital level of service. We?re excited for this upcoming season with the Huskers and excited to be making this move with Charter.?
All Husker games will be provided either on BTN, ABC, Versus or one of the ESPN family of networks, all of which are provided by Charter.
Charter customers who receive BTN programming as part of their video service also will soon have access to BTN2Go, enabling availability on computers, tablets and mobile phones. BTN2Go features live games, on-demand original programming and archived content from the Big Ten Conference library.
More information about Charter can be found at charter.com, BTN at bigtennetwork.com and BTN2Go at btn2go.com. Customers can contact Charter at 1-888-GET CHARTER (1-888-438-2427).
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. Events include football, men?s and women?s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches? shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women?s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation?s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is available to more than 80 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on BTN, go towww.BTN.com.