Big Ten Network to Air Four Football Games at Noon ET on Saturday
CHICAGO - The Big Ten Network will simultaneously televise four Big Ten football games at noon ET on Saturday, involving Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue. Because cable channels vary by market, fans looking to identify the game they want to watch should go to www.BigTenNetwork.com/GameFinder and enter their zip code to get their channel number.
The network makes all of its games available to its cable, satellite and telco affiliates so they may air as many games as they wish. In addition to a game on their main Big Ten Network channel, many affiliates carry the other Big Ten Network games on Extra Football Game Channels. It is the local affiliate's decision whether to offer these extra channels.
The channel assignments for some affiliates are consistent across the country, and they are listed below:
UMass at Michigan (Noon ET):
Ohio at Ohio State (Noon ET):
Ball State at Purdue (Noon ET):
Northern Illinois at Illinois (Noon ET):
Indiana at Western Kentucky (5 PM ET):
About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting events, and nearly all of them in HD, the 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. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising 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. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men's basketball games; 55 women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. The network is available to more than 75 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 (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.