21 August 2008
Both sides seemed to be nearing a deal, as Time Warner ever promised prospective customers in Ohio that a deal would be brokered by the start of the season. However Ohio State athletic director in an outbound email, paints a much more pessimistic outlook. Below are some highlights, with the full version of the email being found here. While I think its a nice courtesy that someone updates the fan's who are weighing making decisions as consumers, I am not sure its the AD's responsibility to do this. In what's most likely a posturing move by the Big Ten, Time Warner is sure to lose a significant amount of customers who will not put with not having the network two years running. Time will tell if a deal will ever be brokered, but to me Time Warner (already know for a inferior products and service) is really dropping the ball on this one by allowing hoards of customers to switch away from them.