Charter scores deal with Big Ten Network

OK, this is a story that will only appeal to Wolverines, Badgers, Nittany Lions, Hoosiers and the other fans of the nation's best college football conference, the Big Ten (You SEC, ACC and Big East fans can skip over this): Charter Cable--the bane of many sports fans, especially in the Midwest--finally has come to terms with the Big Ten Network. Finally. Charter has agreed to a multi-year contract with the network and will offer football and basketball games on the expanded basic level of service this year.

The move follows on the heels of a deal with Time Warner Cable this month and an earlier deal with Comcast. Charter had been vilified by many of the conference's fans for dragging its heels in making a deal.

For more:
- See the story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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