Today the Big Ten held their Media Day event where Big Ten Staff, coaches, and players talk about talk about the upcoming football seasons. At that event, it was reported by a Omaha World-Herald Newspaper reporter and others that Mark Silverman the president of BTN said “BTN will be available on Hulu, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW — all over-the-top, Internet broadcasters — coming in the fall, a decision that addresses the declining numbers in cable subscribers, particularly those younger Americans who are “cutting the cord” or not signing up for cable at all.”
Now it seems like he was miss quoted as Sling TV today told Cord Cutters News that this was not true and that Sling TV has no plans to add the Big Ten Network. Currently, Sling TV is the only major live TV streaming service right now that does not offer the Big Ten Network.
Now it is true that the Big Ten did announce a new deal with Fox, ESPN, and CBS to air their games. What is not true is BTN coming to Sling TV.
Update: The Omaha World-Herald Newspaper just updated their story to say: “Note: Sling was originally on the Big Ten’s display board, but will not carry BTN.”
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