Posted by: marcmwm | August 28, 2008

Mediacom and Big Ten Network finally tie the knot

The national (OK, Iowa national) nightmare is over.





Middletown, New York and Chicago – August 28, 2008 – MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (Nasdaq: MCCC) and the Big Ten Network announced today that they have reached an agreement to carry the Network in time for Saturday’s opening of the Big Ten college football season.


Mediacom will launch the Big Ten Network in phases on its expanded basic level of service in states with Big Ten universities. The agreement also includes the network’s high-definition and video-on-demand programming.  Mediacom customers will be notified when the network becomes available in their community. 

For more information about Mediacom’s advanced suite of products and services, including the Big Ten Network, visit


About Mediacom Communications


Mediacom Communications is the nation’s 8th largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service.


About the Big Ten Network


The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network provides unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more major men’s and women’s events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks 


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