Mediacom, Big Ten Network Suspend Discussions
Sept. 8, 2007
IOWA CITY -- The UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was informed this afternoon that discussions between Mediacom and the Big Ten Network about distribution of the new television network inside the state of Iowa were suspended and will resume on Monday.
"Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the representatives of the Big Ten Network and Mediacom agreed to suspend discussions and to assemble on Monday. We are disappointed, of course, but remain committed to providing access to the Big Ten Network to all Iowans," said UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta.
Tonight's debut appearance of the University of Iowa football team on the Big Ten Network will be available as part of the basic level of service on more than 50 locally-owned and locally-operated cable television systems across the state and to friends and fans of the UI, the Big Ten Conference and college football across the nation on DirecTV and Dish Network.
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Muscatine Power & Water
Hospers Telephone Company
University of Iowa
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Shellsburg Cablevision, Inc. dba USA Communications
Panora Telecomm Inc.
The Community Agency
Walnut Telephone Company
Algona Municiapl Utilities
Harlan Municipal Utilities
Butler Bremer Mutual Telco
Grundy Center Municipal
Montezuma Telephone & Cable
Milford Cable TV
ProVision dba Vision Systems LLC
Partner Communications Inc
Wilton Telephone Company dba WTC Communications
Marne & Elk Horn Telephone
City of Hawarden
Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company
Dixon Telephone Company
Northeast Iowa Telephone
Griswold Cooperative Telephone Company
Manning Municipal Communications
Laurens Municipal Communications Utility
Altatec dba Alta Municipal Utility
Ogden Telephone Company
South Benton Cablevision
L N Satellite Comm. Co
East Buchanon Telephone
Dumont Telephone Company
Van Horne Cablevision
Video Services Ltd.
LaMotte Telephone Company
Local Interest Cable Company
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