By Brian Murphy
The Boise State-Wyoming football game on Saturday will not be available on Cable One. Cable One does not carry CBS College Sports and will not add it before the game.
The channel is available on DirecTV (channel 613) and Dish Network (channel 152).
Most — but not all — restaurants and sports bars in the Treasure Valley will carry the game. Check with your favorite establishment to see if they will be carrying the game. We have confirmed the following places will carry the game:
— The Ram, Boise and Meridian
— Muggsy's Sports Bar, Meridian
— Busters, Boise and Eagle
— Legends Sports Pub & Grill, Boise
— Players Pub & Grill, Garden City
— Rudy's Pub & Grill, Meridian
— Crescent Bar & Grill, Boise
— Buffalo Wild Wings, Meridian and Nampa
From Cable One:
CBS College Sports Does Not Reach Agreement with Cable ONE
September 17, 2010 – Cable ONE will not be carrying CBS College Sports on Saturday for the Boise State, Wyoming football game. The two companies had been in negotiations in hopes of reaching an agreement in time to air the game. At issue is a fee of approximately a half million dollars that CBS College Sports is demanding Cable ONE pay to carry the network. Saturday’s game is the only Boise State game CBS College Sports is airing this season.
“We are very disappointed we can’t show the Boise State, Wyoming game,” said Celynda Roach, General Manager of Cable ONE. “However, we have to be financially responsible and do what is best for our customers in the long run. We did not take a rate increase this year nor do we plan to. If we were to agree to the CBS College Sports fee, Cable ONE would be forced to raise our rates at a time when we’re doing our utmost to keep prices reasonable. The half a million dollar fee is just too high for essentially one game featuring our home-town team.”
“We hope to reach an agreement with CBS College Sports for future seasons in anticipation of the network providing more comprehensive coverage of Boise State football. Aside from the Wyoming game, for the remainder of the 2010 season, Cable ONE will be carrying all currently scheduled televised Boise State football games.”
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and owned by The Washington Post Company, Cable ONE provides basic cable, high-speed Internet and phone service. Cable ONE operates 52 locations and serves 690,000 households in the United States.