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Time Warner Cable responds to letter from OSU Athletic Director regarding BTN Negotiations

Release Date: 08/20/2008

Time Warner Cable has issued the following statement regarding the 8/20 letter to Buckeye Fans from OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith:

“We were disappointed to see the University falsely report that we’ve made a ‘decision’ not to carry BTN.  We are actively negotiating with Fox for BTN’s carriage on Time Warner Cable.

It appears the University is not being fully briefed on the status of the negotiations. We’ve had positive discussions with Fox in recent days -- including the active exchange of proposals.  There’s no stalemate or breakdown in discussions as Smith’s letter would have our customers believe. On the contrary, talks are moving in the right direction.

We have every intention of continuing to work through the negotiations with Fox until we are able to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  We are ready to carry the Big Ten Network.”

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