Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; A general view of the Big Ten logo prior to the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Comcast, Big Ten Network reach agreement for New Jersey and Maryland


According to a report from ESPN, the Big Ten Network and Comcast have reached a distribution agreement finally that will make a lot of Ohio State and Big Ten fans in general in the states of Ohio and Maryland very happy.

The Big Ten Network and Comcast have finalized an agreement for distribution in New Jersey and Maryland, as the Big Ten prepares to officially welcome new members Rutgers and Maryland on July 1.

This is just another step in the direction of the ultimate goal of the conference taking over the east coast, especially, as stated in the piece, as we get set to welcome in new rivals in the Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

In a statement, commissioner Jim Delaney indicated this very point.

“It indicates that the Eastern initiative is moving forward in the direction we hoped it would,” Delany said, “and that it means that Big Ten fans and college sports fans will be able to access 24/7 BTN on basic or digital basic carriage. Our goal was to achieve distribution in New York and D.C., Maryland and New Jersey.

“That’s good news for the fans and good news for BTN and Rutgers and Maryland and all Big Ten fans in that region.”

 

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