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Sorry BTN is NOT Coming to Sling TV

Three happy young men watching football game and keeping arms raised while sitting on sofaToday 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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9 Responses to Sorry BTN is NOT Coming to Sling TV

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    Jared Cheeseman July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm #


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    aj152 July 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    BTN (Big Ten) is already available on Hulu, or they talking about additional BTN feeds?

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    kirk peoples July 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm #

    Doh u realize I just signed up for 2 months of sling for 1 for the free roku but primarily to meet my football needs for the fall since they are the only ones with the both the package 12 and acc network but your early articlenough about the big ten being added is what finally sealed the deal between them and the other streaming services

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      Vegas Steve July 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

      Do you realize he can only report what is put out? Everyone wants info as soon as it comes out, but they want that info error free. Yeah, right.

      There was no reason to jump into SlingTV so fast for football and the Roku deal is up until September. So who’s guilty of being ‘early’?

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    Vegas Steve July 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    Ah, maybe next year.

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    Thomas Hessel July 25, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    Well boo…

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    Sean Berends July 25, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Crap, oh well!

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    Dennis Davison August 13, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    I know I’m looking at other streaming services to get my big10 fix

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    Scott Kochendorfer September 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    I may drop part of sling then! Do they not realize how much money they’re loosing by not offering it.