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Published: Saturday, May 21 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Lubbock, TX

Impressive stuff. Keep up the Winning!!

Lehi, UT

I'm more excited for the coming year than I've been in a long time. I'm so glad to be rid of the ridiculous search for BYU games that I might or might not have with one company or the other. This ESPN and BYUtv partnership appears to be exactly what I've been hoping for!

American Fork, UT

Don't have cable or satellite, but I love over the air HD from BYU TV, looking forward to more events in their program schedule.

Modesto, CA

It all sounds great and I'm very appreciative of what is taking place but...
untill picture quality is better (HD) not much better than the Mountain network. I watched a few games that they covered at the WCC basketball tournament and same old problem with no HD. I wish you would have addresed the real issue with BYU TV which is why won't Dish or Direct give us a HD channel.

Tom Smith
Sandy, UT

Oregon has been out of the BYU broadcasting loop for years (if it ever was in the loop). This is exciting news as Oregon anticipates access to more sports programming from BYU.

Springville, UT

This living-out-of-state BYU fan is very happy that he can now enjoy all this BYU content online or on my basic cable package.

Thank you!

Sandy, UT

What you failed to address Dick is the biggest concern BYU admin have moving to independence and moving to BYUtv. Is the casual fan and voters going to turn to BYUtv to watch BYU sports when they are not on ESPN? Will it be like they are still on the MWC network. Just because they have their own network does not mean the non BYU fan, casual fan, and voter is going to turn to BYUtv to watch.

Sandy, UT


Give it a chance. It is just starting, and it is already better than what we had with The Mountain. I am considering getting rid of my satellite dish and just watch on BYUtv over the air and on ESPN3.com . That'll save me $100 a month.

Saint George, UT

I am absolutely thrilled that BYU sports will be back in our lives. My family lived for twenty years in the Provo area where we attended wrestling, volleyball, rugby, football and basketball games. Then we moved to Southern Utah, which virtually cut off all viewing of BYU sports connections.

Welcome back BYU. Go Cougars!

Magna, UT

In the article, Dick Harmon said,

"I asked the director to expound on BYU's broadcast partner ESPN as an independent, an arrangement many BCS schools are studying carefully."

This is the most interesting sentence in this whole article, I would like to know which of the BCS schools are CAREFULLY studying it. My guess from past statements and rumblings is that USC, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska are four of the big ones.

Iowa City, IA

awesome! Already tons better than the MW sports network.

Saratoga Springs, UT

When will Dish get BYUtv in HD? Plus a Android tablet version for live streaming.

Alpine, UT

Great article. This is ground breaking and trend setting and is exactly why BYU needed to get out of the MWC.

@jimbobb Patience my friend. With what has already been announced, BYU is light years ahead of any other university in the country in it's sports broadcasting capabilities. HD on satellite and more cable outlets will come. In the mean time, just having the opportunity to see or hear all of these events without sitting in the car late at night trying to tune in KSL or going to the stake center to try to hook up the satellite feed, is fantastic. I spent 22 years in California doing just that and now, wherever Cougar fans live, their options are infinitely better than they have ever been before.

Morgan, UT

I would like to welcome all the Utah fans to watch BYU this fall except for the two times they will be able to see the Utes play on TV in the PAC 10+2.

Mesa, AZ


did you read the article?

WCC games were not in HD. They have not begun to broadcast all of it in HD. They will after June 30th.

Gilbert, AZ

So let me get this straight...no matter where I live, or happen to be, all I need to do to get a BYU game in HD is find a wifi connection and hook my iPad up to an HD capable tv? I almost feel like the starving man that was just invited to an all-you-can eat 5 star restaurant! There isn't another university in the country that is doing anything like this...Go Cougs!

Orem, Utah

I won't be a happy camper until DirecTV picks up HD for BYU-TV.

Might have to spend more time at my son's, where he has Comcast.

Heh. Probably not a bad thing, but you'll have to ask him.

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

Something that gets lost is that last line...

It isn't about money it is about exposure.

BYU has all the money it is going to need.

As for picture quality, it is being broadcast in HD online. It is only a matter of time before Dish and Direct come on board. Keep sending your emails to the people in charge and it will happen. The HD quality of the broadcasts is incredible.

Seems like BYU is making all the right decisions at all of the right times.

2011 - 2012 is going to be a great year to be a Cougar fan.

Thanks to all involved.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I hope BYUtv makes apps available for RoKu and other devices that stream content from the web to the TV.

I use a cable service called SkyAngle that connects to my wireless router and streams a limited number of channels. About the only thing I don't get that I really want is BYUtv. I have asked them many times to add BYUtv to their line up. The company is controlled by people of another faith, a faith that is very critical of the LDS church.

Roku is my means of getting BYUtv without having to pay for an expensive cable service.

Arlington, VA

While it will be great to see all of the BYU games, I hope you/we can get dish network to add BYUtv hd soon. Jimbobb is right that the current picture (and sound) quality is not so great.

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