Time Warner Cable left Syracuse fans hanging
Alec Lemon caught a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib with three seconds remaining, giving Syracuse a thrilling 37-36 come-from-behind Big East college football victory over South Florida late Saturday night.
Unfortunately, Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Capital Region didn’t see the winning touchdown that capped the Orange’s rally from a 20-point halftime deficit.
The game was on TWC’s information channel 1. The channel is used for overflow sports programming.
TWC Sports-50 and TWCS HD-1803 had a high school football playoff game at the same time, so TWC-1 showed the Syracuse-South Florida game.
The Syracuse-South Florida game started at 7 p.m. At 10:30, when there was 36 seconds left in the game, the game went off the air and the Info channel resumed.
TWC had the game on a 31⁄2-hour timer. It proved to be a mistake.
In an email Sunday, TWC apologized to Syracuse football fans.
“We’re sorry for the programming interruption at the end of Saturday’s SU football game. The SU game ran longer than anticipated, and channel 1 automatically returned to regularly scheduled programming prematurely.
“We’ll be sure to learn from this when planning overflow coverage on TWC Info channel 1 in the future.”
The best thing for Time Warner to do is put the timer on for four to 41⁄2 hours. You have to factor in the possibility of overtime.
NBC gets Premier League
The English Premier League will have a new TV home next season.
Earlier this week, NBC Sports Group announced that NBCUniversal has acquired the rights to the league in a multiyear deal. NBCUniversal becomes the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 Premier League matches across all platforms and devices in the United States.
“The Barclays Premier League is the pre-eminent soccer league in the world, and is on the cusp of exponential popularity growth here in the U.S.,” NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus said in a statement. “NBCU will provide the broadest programming and promotional commitment that the league has ever experienced here in the United States. The Premier League provides NBCU with best-in-class content for 10 months of the year across our far-reaching broadcast, cable and digital platforms. This is a perfect match.”
ESPN and the FOX Soccer channel had been showing the games.
Here are the upcoming games in the NFL and college football that will be on TV and the Internet. Most of the ESPN and ESPN2 games will also be available on ESPN3, ESPN’s Internet outlet.
Announcers (where available), in order of play-by-play announcer, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses:
CBS6 (WRGB) and CBS6 HD — Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts); Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz/Phil Simms).
FOX23 (WXXA) and FOX23 HD — Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (Joe Buck/Troy Aikman/Pam Oliver).
NBC13 (WNYT) and NBC13 HD — Dallas at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (Mike Tirico/Jon Gruden/Lisa Salters).
NFL Network and NFL HD — Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m. (Brad Nessler/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan).
Time Warner Cable Sports-1 — Syracuse at Cincinnati, noon (Eamon McAnaney/David Diaz-Infante/Paul Carcaterra).
ABC10 (WTEN) and ABC10 HD — Oklahoma at Iowa State, noon (Mike Patrick/Ed Cunningham/Jeannine Edwards); Nebraska at Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman/Quint Kessenich); Oklahoma State at Kansas State, 8 p.m. (Brent Musburger/Kirk Herbstreit/Heather Cox).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Texas A&M at Mississippi State, noon (Brad Nessler/Todd Blackledge/Holly Rowe); Illinois at Ohio State, 3:30 p.m. (Beth Mowins/Joey Galloway/Lewis Johnson).
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD — Missouri at Florida, noon (Dave Pasch/Brian Griese/Jenn Brown); Texas at Texas Tech, 3:30 p.m. (Bob Wischusen/Danny Kanell/Maria Taylor); Clemson at Duke, 7 p.m. (Mark Jones/Brock Huard/Jessica Mendoza); Arizona State at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m. (Joe Tessitore/Matt Millen/Tom Luginbill).
ESPNU and ESPNU HD — Vanderbilt at Kentucky, noon (Clay Matvick/Matt Stinchcomb/Allison Williams); Penn State at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. (Tom Hart/John Congemi); Connecticut at South Florida, 7 p.m. (Anish Shroff/Dan Hawkins).
MSG and MSG HD — Tulsa at Arkansas, noon (Dave Neal/Andre Ware/Cara Capuano).
MSG Plus and MSG Plus HD — Houston at East Carolina, noon (Ron Thulin/Dave Lapham/Desmond Purnell); Kansas at Baylor, 3:30 p.m. (Steve Physioc/Brian Baldinger/Jim Knox).
NBC Sports Network and NBCSN HD — Towson at Delaware, noon (Ari Wolfe/Anthony Herron/Carolyn Manno).
CBS Sports Network and CBSSN HD — Air Force at Army, noon (Ben Holden/Randy Cross/Ted Kostich); Florida Atlantic at Navy, 3:30 p.m. (Grant Boone/Todd Christensen/Sheehan Stanwick Burch); SMU at Central Florida, 7 p.m. (Dave Ryan/Corey Chavous/Evan Washburn); San Diego State at Boise State, 10:30 p.m. (James Bates/Aaron Taylor/Lauren Gardner).
Big Ten Network and BTN HD — Michigan at Minnesota, noon (Kevin Kugler/Chris Martin/Jon Jansen); Iowa at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. (Eric Collins/Derek Rackley/J Leman).
FOX College Sports Pacific — Tennessee State at Murray State, noon; Duquesne at Robert Morris, 3:30 p.m.
FOX College Sports Atlantic — Lehigh at Holy Cross, noon.
ESPN3 — Temple at Louisville, noon (Dave Lamont/Kelly Stouffer); Troy at Tennessee, noon (Bob Rathbun/Tim Couch/Elizabeth Moreau); Georgia Tech at Maryland, 12:30 p.m.; New Mexico State at Auburn, 12:30 p.m. (Matt Stewart/Chris Doering/Angela Mallen); Western Michigan at Central Michigan, 1 p.m.; Pennsylvania at Princeton, 1 p.m.; Coastal Carolina at Gardner-Webb, 1:30 p.m.; Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, 2 p.m.; Akron at Kent State, 2 p.m.; Boston College at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. (Rich Waltz/Keith Jones/Jenn Hildreth); Charleston Southern at Liberty, 3:30 p.m.; Texas-San Antonio at Louisiana Tech, 4 p.m. (Trey Bender/Jay Taylor); Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, 4 p.m.
MY4 (WNYA) and MY4 HD — Virginia at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. (Tim Brandt/Dave Archer/Mike Hogewood).
YES and YES HD — Yale at Brown, 12:30 p.m. (Chris Shearn/Jack Ford/Ross Tucker).
FX and FX HD — Stanford at Colorado, 2 p.m. (Justin Kutcher/Eric Crouch/Darius Walker).
Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 HD — Washington State at Utah, 3 p.m. (Kevin Calabro/Adam Archuleta/Yogi Roth); Arizona at UCLA, 10:30 p.m. (Ted Robinson/Glenn Parker/Ryan Nece).
FOX23 and FOX23 HD — Texas Christian at West Virginia, 3 p.m. (Craig Bolerjack/Joel Klatt/Petros Papadakis); Oregon at Southern California, 7 p.m. (Gus Johnson/Charles Davis/Julie Alexandria).
NBC13 and NBC13 HD — Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (Dan Hicks//Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan).
CBS6 and CBS6 HD — Mississippi at Georgia, 3:30 p.m. (Tim Brando/Steve Beuerlein/Marty Snider); Alabama at LSU, 8 p.m. (Verne Lundquist/Gary Danielson/Tracy Wolfson).
Time Warner Cable SportsNet-696 and TWCSN HD-1707 — New Mexico at UNLV, 4 p.m. (Barry Tompkins/Jay Leeuwenburg); Hawaii at Fresno State, 7 p.m. (Kanoa Leahey/Darnell Arceneaux/Lori Santi).
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD — Ball State at Toledo, 8 p.m. (Joe Tessitore/Desmond Howard/Kaylee Hartung).
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD — Bowling Green at Ohio, 8 p.m. (Mark Neely/Ray Bentley).
ESPNU and ESPNU HD — Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State, 7 p.m. (Joe Davis/Jay Walker).
ESPN and ESPN HD — Florida State at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. (Rece Davis/Jesse Palmer and David Pollack/Samantha Steele).
ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD — Pittsburgh at Connecticut, 8 p.m. (Carter Blackburn/Rod Gilmore/Jemele Hill).