in Time for Washington Husky Football Game
September 13, 2013
KIRKLAND, WA– Wave, a leading provider of advanced cable TV, internet and phone service, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Fox Networks to launch Big Ten Network in standard and high-definition to Wave subscribers on Saturday, in time for Saturday’s college football action, including the Washington Husky vs. Illinois Illini football game at Soldier Field in Chicago; kick-off at 3:00pm PT.
The Big Ten Network (BTN) is available to Wave digital basic customers starting Saturday morning. The new agreement allows Wave customers to enjoy programming from the nation’s most storied college conference and get the best coverage from BTN, where millions of lifelong fans, students and alumni coast-to-coast turn for 600+ Big Ten events, original programming, news and analysis.
“We are happy to offer our customers the Big Ten Network’s compelling, sought-after events and programming from the Big Ten conference; this is truly a testament of our commitment to delivering the quality programming our customers want,” said Colette Jelineo, CMO of Wave. Colette added, “Our commitment to delivering the programming our customers want at the best possible value will continue to be our team’s commitment to our customers. Our intention is to delight our customers by delivering the Husky football game on Big Ten Network this Saturday.”
Mark Silverman, BTN President announced, “We’re very pleased to add Wave to our list of affiliates offering BTN. Wave customers will now have access to the ultimate destination for Big Ten sports, plus our extensive schedule of original and studio programming.”
Wave customers in the Seattle area can find Big Ten Network on the following channel numbers, depending on the area in which they live;
|BIG TEN NETWORK||Area channel locations|
|Port Orchard (Kitsap/Mason Counties)||424||197|
|Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom Counties||326||279|
Wave customers can also call 1.866.WAVE-123 (1.866.928.3123) or visit Wave’s Channel Line-up page for their Big Ten Network channel location.
About Wave Division Holdings
Wave is a leading provider of advanced video, internet and phone services, serving residential and business customers in communities in and around Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and San Francisco. Wave Broadband is part of WaveDivision Holdings, LLC, which currently serves over 410,000 customers in Washington, Oregon and California. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave is owned and operated by local industry leaders, Wave Broadband supports its customers with decades of cable know-how and a superior choice of award-winning products and customer service. Its mission is to provide all customers with the latest technologies while supporting customers with best-in-class customer service. In addition, Wave Business Solutions is a leading provider of Business internet, phone and fiber solutions, delivering a redundant 10G fiber ring that serves businesses of all sizes, from local government to well-known Fortune 50 companies and brands, with major fiber-optic hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle. For more information about Wave Broadband visit www.wavebroadband.com.
A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 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. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams 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. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 52 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.