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Monday, July 25, 2011
BTN moves to standard cable in Nebraska

By Adam Rittenberg

Good news for Nebraskans as Time Warner Cable subscribers will be able to watch Huskers football on the Big Ten Network this season.

Time Warner Cable and the BTN announced Monday that the network will be available on the standard service cable tier beginning Aug. 23. The Big Ten had threatened to withhold several Huskers football games unless the BTN would appear on Time Warner Cable's standard service tier rather than a more expensive premium tier.

Nebraska announced kickoff times for its first two games -- home contests against Chattanooga (Sept. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET) and Fresno State (Sept. 10, 7 p.m. ET) -- but stated that TV plans were still being worked out.
"This is great for Husker fans, now that they're a part of the Big Ten Conference, to see games on Time Warner Cable’s standard service tier," BTN President Mark Silverman said in a prepared statement. "Time Warner Cable has a huge presence in Nebraska, and we're excited to be making this move."

BTN will begin appear on channel 24 beginning Aug. 23. Digital cable customers will continue to see BTN on channels 333 and 1333 (HD). Two BTN overflow channels (1334 and 1335) also will be available.

Time Warner Cable will carry every Huskers football game this fall on BTN, ABC or on one of the ESPN family of networks.