Alta Municipal Utilities, a locally owned utility and telecommunications company serving over 500 customers in Alta, announced today that it has reached agreement to carry the Big Ten Network when he new network launches this August. The Big Ten Network is a national network dedicated exclusively to Big Ten Conference television programming. The announcement was made by Dennis Weber, Board Chairman and Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman.
In making the announcement Weber said the Utilities Board believes the network, dedicated to showcasing the nation's premier athletic and academic conference will be an instant hit with Hawkeye fans in the area. "We're really very pleased that our customers will be able to get the Big Ten Network from the beginning," Weber continued. "Alta is obviously Big Ten county, and I expect the Big Ten Network to become a popular destination very, very quickly."
Network President Mark Silverman said in agreeing to carry the network, Alta Municipal Utilities is in tune with its customers- the passionate Big Ten fans who live in Alta. "Alta Municipal Utilities believes that the network is compelling and attractive to its subscribers, who will enjoy unparalleled coverage of Big Ten sports, as well as campus programming featuring entertaining stories about what's happening at their favorite universities," he said. The Big Ten network, scheduled to launch in August, will be the destination for Big Ten fans across the country. Operating 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, the Big Ten Network will showcase a wide array of classic-to-current sports, as well as original programming produced by the network and by the conference's 11 member institutions. This year, the network will offer more than 35 football games, more than 105 regular season men's basketball games, more than 55 women's basketball games, Big Ten Championships, more than 170 Olympic sporting events, coaches' shows, a nightly studio show and more than 600 hours of campus programming showcasing activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit www.BigTenNetwork.com.
Alta Municipal Utilities is a locally owned utilities commission providing water, electricity, cable television, high-speed internet and telephone service to the community of Alta. For more information, or to become a customer, please visit www. altatec.net.
The Big Ten Network will be dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network will provide unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows and original programs in academics, the arts and sciences, campus activities and associated personalities. Sports programming will include live coverage of more major men's and women's events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nation wide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a 20-year partnership between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.