Big Ten Network: Alternate Channel Numbers Announced

Sept. 3, 2008

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten Network’s live coverage of the University of Iowa’s football game Saturday against Florida International from historic Kinnick Stadium will not be available on the channel number assigned to BTN by DirecTV, Dish Network and AT&T’s U-Verse. It will, however, be available on “alternate channels” on those source.

? Fans of the Hawkeyes who are DirecTV customers will find the game at channel 618 and 618-1 (HD).

? Fans of the Hawkeyes who are Dish Network customers will find the game at channel 5442 and 9503 (HD).

? Fans of the Hawkeyes who subscribe to AT&T’s U-Verse, will find the game at channel 645.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for shortly after 11 a.m. Iowa time. The game is the second of three straight appearances by Iowa on the Big Ten Network. BTN televised the Hawkeyes’ 46-3 season-opening victory last Saturday over Maine and will televise live next week’s game against intrastate rival Iowa State. That game will also kick off shortly after 11 a.m.

Fans are invited to use as a resource for information about when the Iowa Hawkeyes are to appear on the Big Ten Network and the specifics when the appearance is on an “alternate channel.”

Fans are also invited to use the “Game Finder” tool located on the home page of for additional information.