Many Maryland fans will have easier access to the Big Ten Network under an agreement reached with Comcast, the network said Wednesday.
Under the deal -- finalized before Maryland enters the Big Ten conference next Tuesday -- Comcast cable subscribers in the principal markets for Maryland and Rutgers will be able to access the network without subscribing to a separate sports tier.
The network is already available to most local Maryland fans, who often pay a fee added to their cable operators’ bills for extra sports programming.
A new distribution arrangement has also been made with the cable giant for fans located near Rutgers. Rutgers also joins the conference...