Time Warner Cable, which announced a deal with the Big Ten Network last month, will offer the network to digital and high-definition customers in the Carolinas, starting Thursday.
In addition to seeing a potentially strong market of Big Ten fans who've moved to the region, Time Warner has reason to demonstrate a commitment to sports programming, given its recent disagreements with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the NFL Network.
To get the Big Ten Network, you'll need a digital converter box — there's no charge to swap your current box at one of TWC's payment centers — and you have to subscribe to the cable company's sports tier, which costs an extra $3.50 per month.
The 24-hour-a-day Big Ten Network will be available on the following channels:
Raleigh — 323 (standard definition) and 287 (high definition)
Greensboro — 189 (SD) and 571 (HD)
Charlotte — 136 (SD) and 288 (HD)
Statesville/Iredell — 425 (SD) and 719 (HD)
Wilmington — 135 (SD) and 954 (HD)
South Carolina — 148 (SD) and 956 (HD)
This Saturday, the Big Ten Network will air the Minnesota-Ohio State football game at noon.