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    Nah i live in da asshole of nowhere...... in lreland.....dont laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    GG, If you live in Cedar Rapids you can always switch to Imon (formerly known as Mcloed). That aside I'll take the 22 hours plus iptv and cstv. It's better than having nothing. I think the BTN will figure out its programming and give us some more Wrestling next season.
    I live in one of the few neighborhoods in CR not served by IMON - besides I have a bundled Mediacom package that saves me a bunch on all of the other services I get from them.

    Oh yeah - then there's the fact that a lot of my retirement went down the drain with McLeod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    That's how I took it too, flop.

    I also used to get some on the fox college sports networks, but now I'm sure that's over too. At least on those I'll still get some big12 wrestling on fcs.

    I'm curious about how this will affect our local cable access guy Bob Dieli? I can usually catch tOSU home meets the following week or two on his Wednesday night Mat Side show.
    The Big 12 and EIWA stuff that we catch on Fox should not be affected in any way. I used to occasionally catch Northwestern or Penn St., but those days are likely over.

    And as I said before - the Big Ten is headquartered in a suburb of Chicago right near O'Hare, and we don't get the Big Ten network. Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    GG, If you live in Cedar Rapids you can always switch to Imon (formerly known as Mcloed). That aside I'll take the 22 hours plus iptv and cstv. It's better than having nothing. I think the BTN will figure out its programming and give us some more Wrestling next season.

    People should really consider Direct TV.. I made the switch last year and it has been great. Also ESPNU carries some wrestling and occasionally one of the fox sports does as well. So with the Big Ten Network, CSTV, ESPN, and FOX sports our only real concern is college wrestling will become too popular like UFC. Ok, maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg121and2 View Post
    As Mark pointed out - for some of us, the larger issue is that the battle between The Big Ten Network and the major cable providers apparently won't end by the time the Big 10 tournament rolls around leaving us without access. For some of us, switching to Direct TV is not a viable option.
    DirecTV won't help you get more Big 10 if the Big Ten Network has exclusive rights. I have DirecTV, with all of the Fox channels, CSTV, the Big Ten Network, etc... What is that going to get me, providing that only 20 hours of Big Ten wrestling will be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobott View Post
    People should really consider Direct TV.. I made the switch last year and it has been great. Also ESPNU carries some wrestling and occasionally one of the fox sports does as well. So with the Big Ten Network, CSTV, ESPN, and FOX sports our only real concern is college wrestling will become too popular like UFC. Ok, maybe not.
    That's great for people who live in houses, or apartment building that allow dishes, but for most city apartment dwellers, our only option is cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    Since I don't live in Big Ten country, I haven't kept up too much with all this. However, this part jumped out at me from the article:


    ? The Big Ten Network owns exclusive cable rights to Big Ten wrestling, although that agreement does not preclude over-the-air networks, such as Iowa Public Television, from covering events.


    This gives me the impression that CSTV will be limited in its coverage. In the past, I've watched quite a few Big Ten duals on CSTV, as well as the conference tourney. Does anybody know if this means that CSTV will no longer be covering Big 10 matches?
    Stardust,

    A friend of mine in Waterloo -- who has always generously provided me with tapes of IPTV College Wrestling events -- has told me that this year, there will be ONLY TWO duals on Public TV in Iowa -- I believe he said they'd be showing Iowa vs Iowa State, and Iowa State vs UNI.

    (Iowans on this forum, please correct me if I'm wrong.)

    In the past, IPTV would show 8-10 college events a year, including the National Duals when held in Iowa or Nebraska, the Iowa Intercollegiate Conference Championships, and the Iowa HS state finals. The prep championships are now on commercial TV...

    I was always a fan of IPTV's coverage. A shame it seems to be shrinking.

    Meanwhile, just about no one -- outside satellite TV subscribers and folks living in small towns with small-town cable systems -- will get to see the 22 hours of Big Ten mat action... which is also a shame.

    Mark

    PS Meanwhile, here in Cincinnati, we're inundated with these stupid Big Ten Network commercials showing the Ohio State marching band doing "script Ohio." I'm an advertising writer, and could understand if the commercials were like the old "I want my MTV!" campaign to get cable customers to beg their cable providers to show the music video channel back in its infancy... but no such plea. It seems like a Big waste of money to advertise something most of us can't have.

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    A friend of mine in Waterloo -- who has always generously provided me with tapes of IPTV College Wrestling events -- has told me that this year, there will be ONLY TWO duals on Public TV in Iowa -- I believe he said they'd be showing Iowa vs Iowa State, and Iowa State vs UNI.

    That stinks! For some reason, I've always been able to watch IPTV meets through Indiana public TV (I know, it's weird) and their coverage is always the best. The announcers know what they're talking about, the production has substance, not all flash, and they know when it's appropriate to break away from a match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    A friend of mine in Waterloo -- who has always generously provided me with tapes of IPTV College Wrestling events -- has told me that this year, there will be ONLY TWO duals on Public TV in Iowa -- I believe he said they'd be showing Iowa vs Iowa State, and Iowa State vs UNI.

    That stinks! For some reason, I've always been able to watch IPTV meets through Indiana public TV (I know, it's weird) and their coverage is always the best. The announcers know what they're talking about, the production has substance, not all flash, and they know when it's appropriate to break away from a match.
    Couldn't have said it better myself!

    Mark

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