Update: We have received confirmation from a Big Ten Network spokesperson, and the channel will be available on College Park campus televisions (including dorms).
After reaching an agreement with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable in June, the Big Ten Network has struck another key deal. The conference television has agreeed to a deal that will bring the Big Ten Network to the basic cable package of Comcast subscribers in Maryland and New Jersey, ESPN is reporting.
One notable Comcast subscriber? The University of Maryland -- students likely will receive the Big Ten Network in their dorms now.
Verizon FiOS subscribers in the region already had the Big Ten Network as a part of the basic cable package, but the addition of Comcast will not only allow subscribers to watch games on television, but on streaming service BTN2Go.
Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman told ESPN the deal was finalized before expected, and the network will now make moves to try and secure deals with smaller cable providers in the area.
The Big Ten has already announced plans to move the men's basketball conference tournament and the men's lacrosse tournament to the D.C. area, and have made a number of movies to try and expand their reach before July 1's official conference swap.