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Published: Monday, July 15 2013 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I'm glad I have COMCAST; at least for one reason; college football!

CKS007
Clearfield, UT

The only thing that is more worthless than a 24-hour sports channel is a 24-hour news channel. Cable and satellite are outdated and overpriced delivery systems. I'm glad that I cut the cord years ago. Using an Over-the-Air digital antenna and streaming programs that I actually want to watch over the internet is the wave of the future. This way I'm not paying for 500 channels that I'll never watch and I can avoid these worthless channels (and worthless "reality" television programs).

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

BYUtv is available for free over the air and on the basic tier of programming in the homes of 60 million cable subscribers.

scott
Alpine, UT

deja vu

ESPN + BYUtv > Fox Sport1 + Pac net

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Is anyone at all surprised about this?

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm with you Spokane, there's an easy solution to the problem... Comcast. I'm extremely happy with my television options on Comcast.

Feliz
Kaysville, UT

I will admit that the Y has a great thing going with ESPN but when they lose all those games while millions are watching that can't be good. Didn't the Y almost lose their stud O Line recruit from Oregon because of the poor performances on national TV last year?

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Feliz

Playing teams like Oklahoma, Texas, and Notre Dame tough in nationally televised road games, even in sometimes losing efforts, gives the program credibility that the Cougars can play with the big boys.

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Soloman,
It gives credibility that the Cougs can appear in games with big boys, not that the cougs can compete because they really cant.

Lonestar,
"BYUtv is available for free over the air and on the basic tier of programming in the homes of 60 million cable subscribers."
Yes its free, and about what its worth.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We should rent them are $50Million HD truck for what we get paid by ESPN, $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 per games!

Flashback
Kearns, UT

I was excited until you mentioned the Utes.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

So much greed! The TV networks, cable, satellite/dish systems, the BCS, the conferences, and the schools themselves have made a mockery of this great sport in their mad dash for dollars.

El Capitan
LEHI, UT

"But if the parties involved can't get their act together by 6 p.m. MDT on Aug. 27, 2013, collateral damage of the dispute will begin to pile up in a major way, beginning with the Salt Lake and Cache valleys."

I don't know about Aug. 27, but if they can't get their act together by 6 p.m. MDT on Aug. 29, 2013 (when the game is actually played), then yes, collateral damage of the dispute will begin to pile up in a major way.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Lol, it's like Utah never left the MWC with all the network/dish issues.

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

@lonestarruner - re BYU tv is in 60 million homes and free

So is the home shopping network and they draw more viewers. Yet neither channel has anything to do with this article.

I am excited for the new Fox channel. I watch ESPN a lot but some of their routines are getting stale and it will be nice to see a competitor offer additional games and hopefully push ESPN to improve. This will eventually get worked out, hopefully in time for the U - USU game.

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

CO Ute

Why would you, or any other Ute fan, be excited about a channel you don't get?

On the bright side, thanks to BYU, U will have at least one game broadcast on ESPN.

BYU 2013 Broadcast Schedule
@Virginia - ESPNU
Texas - ESPN2
Utah - TBD (ESPN or ESPN2)
Mid Tenn - ESPNU
@Utah State - CBS Sports Network
Ga Tech - TBD
@Houston - TBD
Boise St - ESPN
Wisconsin - TBD
Idaho St - BYUtv
@Notre Dame - NBC
Nevada - CBS Sports Network

Utah 2013 Broadcast Schedule
Utah St - Fox Sports1
Weber St - PACnet
Oregon St - Fox Sports1
@BYU - TBD (ESPN or ESPN2)
UCLA - Fox Sports1
Stanford - TBD
@Arizona - TBD
@USC - TBD
ASU - TBD
@Oregon - TBD
@WSU - TBD
Colorado - TBD

With no TV games scheduled after the UCLA game, if the Utes begin the season 1-4, which is very possible, Utah could be banished to the PAC net after the first week of October.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@swoop

So what's your point, duckhunter?

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

With the type of season the Utes are head for, it's probably best that nobody will be able to watch their games.

BruinRay97
San Diego, CA

"We should rent them are $50Million HD truck for what we get paid by ESPN, $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 per games!" Wow. ESPN pays BYU 36 to 64 million per season to broadcast their home games? Maybe my Bruins should dump the Pac12 and become independent....

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Cougsndawgs:

"Lol, it's like Utah never left the MWC with all the network/dish issues."

...said the frantic and emotional one who for the last couple of seasons appeared to have never left the WAC.

"Lol"

As for us alumni on the east coast, Comcast carries the Pac-12 Network. Problem solved. Much to the chagrin of our jealous little brothers down there in WACistan.

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