Comcast in Knoxville adds CBS College Sports

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Comcast finally joined the crowd and just in time for University of Tennessee football fans.

Comcast announced Wednesday that it added CBS College Sports Network in the Knoxville area.

The Vols play Saturday at Memphis. The game will be televised on CBS College Sports at 8 p.m.

The network is available on Comcast's digital preferred and sports entertainment pack on channel 744 in standard definition and 393 in high definition.

"The addition of CBS College Sports to our lineup in Knoxville helps strengthen our commitment to give our customers the most live sports," said Valerie Gillespie, vice president for Comcast in East Tennessee. "College football fans in Knoxville are some of the most avid fans in the country, and we're confident they will welcome the addition of CBS College Sports."

Previously, only Charter (303), Knology (195), TDS TV (207) and satellite providers DirectTV (613) and Dish (152) offered CBS College Sports in the Knoxville area.

"Comcast appreciates the value of live, local sports action and we're pleased to expand CBS College Sports Network's reach to Knoxville viewers for this exciting football weekend and the start of college basketball season," said CBS College Sports Network executive vice president of distribution Bob Rose. "We're thrilled to serve a huge and devoted college sports fan base, providing access to the network's outstanding line-up of games and in-depth coverage."

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UTSportsFanatic writes:

Fantastic!

keepitreal4vols writes:

If you are committed to giving subscribers the most live sports, then why are you the LAST provider to add CBS College Sports. Thanks for the reminder of why I switched to DirectTV. (I do miss CSS, especially for UT Hoops)

DooleyDoRight writes:

Will anybody have the game in Chattanoga is a great question.

Ayres_Hall writes:

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Ask Logan. I bet he read the article.

8ball writes:

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comcast 744

wally writes:

I'm confused by this announcement. I noticed that I already had the CBS College Channel about a week or so ago. I already had the sports package. so, I'm curious...when did they actually add it?

8ball writes:

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Auburn 66- ala 3

volfan8#549730 writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

If you are committed to giving subscribers the most live sports, then why are you the LAST provider to add CBS College Sports. Thanks for the reminder of why I switched to DirectTV. (I do miss CSS, especially for UT Hoops)

That makes me laugh.. You have to pay extra to get local channels w/ Direct

tnsportsman writes:

Comcast in Nashville/Middle TN added CBS College Sport Wednesday as well. Channel 720 and the guide has the Tennessee Game listed at 7 PM Central.

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT!

HoraceMorris writes:

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We already get to see those two every week. This is about the CBS college channel and it carries lesser games like C-USA and the Mountain West.

Better late than never for Comcast. That is why I also dropped them. I was also tired of waiting for new channels to be added when all my satellite friends already had them.

robvols#366273 writes:

Living in the NYC metro area, we have had CBS College Sports for some time now, and as you will soon see, they have great shows covering the SEC. It is also a great complement to ESPNU's coverage.

keepitreal4vols writes:

in response to volfan8#549730:

That makes me laugh.. You have to pay extra to get local channels w/ Direct

I don't pay extra....looks like you got scammed.

jhnshft writes:

Way to add it at the end of the football season. Great "value" for the customers.

volboy81 writes:

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Charter has ESPNews, ESPN Classic (a dud 99% of the time), ESPNU, CBSC, FOX SPORTS ATLANIC, FOX SPORTS CENTRAL, FOX SPORTS PACIFIC, plus Fuel, Tennis channel, etc. for $5/mo. Ive had it for years...great value, great programming! Its about time ComCast caught up!

tennvolsman19651965 writes:

God bless Dish Network. I have had it for a long time. lol.

orangecountyvols writes:

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Something you need to understand...........you aren't relevant on GoVolsExtra. That goes for any and all trolls..........

mattingly writes:

What about us poor folks who have "regular" cable without all the bells and whistles?

Bigvolfan1975 writes:

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AMEN!

charles57#1378642 writes:

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It's, "Comcast IS our true friend," IDIOT!

spvol writes:

AT&T Cable has always had CBS College.

charles57#1378642 writes:

in response to Bigvolfan1975:

AMEN!

If those guys are so bad, why do you know so much about them? Or, at least, think you do!

N2Motorsports writes:

I've already had this channel on Comcast since I purchase the Sports Package.

CoverOrange writes:

I hate cable. I don't mind paying a fellow UT alum and Oak Ridger HS alum for good service from DishTV.

TKO writes:

Why? Is there no mercy.....

ncvol17 writes:

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What about us poor folks who have "regular" cable without all the bells and whistles?

brother, that is like eating at McDonald's instead of at Ye Olde Steak House...

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