Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ESPNU coming soon

Looks like ESPN's clever strategy of putting NC State on ESPNU as often as possible has paid off, and Time-Warner will be adding ESPNU to its cable lineup:

Time Warner Cable will begin offering the channel Aug. 31, in time for college football

ESPNU, which could carry a dozen or more college football games involving ACC teams this season, is about to be in play for most television viewers in the state.

Time Warner Cable has reached an agreement with ESPNU to add the channel to its digital cable package beginning on Aug. 31, one day before the opening round of Saturday games.

Cable customers in the Triangle and most of the North Carolina market will have an option to add the channel to their service.

Starting times and television coverage plans for the opening three weeks of ACC football are on the verge of being finalized, but ESPNU wound up with 13 games involving ACC football teams last season. Assistant commissioner Mike Finn thinks an equal number of league games will fall ESPNU's way in 2007. Full Story...