By Brian Murphy
Boise State's game with Wyoming on Saturday will be televised by CBS College Sports. The network airs on DISH Network (channel 152) and DirecTV (613), but not on Cable One.
Cable One general manager Celynda Roach said the cable provider is in negotiations to add the channel in time for Saturday's game.
"We are in conversations. We have an offer to make it available to our Idaho systems," Roach said.
Cable One has six systems in Idaho, stretching across the state. CBS College Sports, Roach said, wants the channel offered on all of Cable One's systems nationwide — 47 systems in 19 states.
"We'd really like to add it. We're especially thinking about next year," Roach said.
Boise State joins the Mountain West Conference next season. CBS College Sports airs MWC games.
If Cable One is able to secure an agreement this week, the game will be available on channel 17. CBS College Sports would then move into the cable provider's digital tier.
"Like any kind of negotiation, there's a lot of back and forth," Roach said. "We're negotiating in good faith."
It was the Wyoming game in 2006 that resulted in Cable One picking up the Mtn.
Who gets what?
• CBS College Sports (38 million subscribers) is available on Dish Network (152) and DirecTV (613) but not Cable One.
• Versus (74.1 million) is available on Cable One (326), Dish (151) and DirecTV (603).
• The Mtn. (8 million) is available on Cable One (329) and DirecTV (616) but not Dish.
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