DISH, Big 10 Network reach deal

DISH customers to receive channel again

Published On: Sep 22 2012 10:27:35 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

After a long dispute, DISH Network and the Big Ten Network have reached a deal to return the cable channel to DISH customers.

According to iwantbtn.com, the website has a statement that reads:

"The Big 10 Network and DISH have reached an agreement that returns BTN to the DISH channel lineup. We are pleased that both sides could eventually come together, and we thank fans for their patience."

BTN and Dish have struggled for weeks to come to an agreement. In August, University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez was unsure whether the Badger home opener versus Northern Iowa would be broadcast on DISH.

Last Saturday, the two sides couldn't come to an agreement, so DISH customers missed last week's Badgers game versus Utah State.