Verizon’s FiOS TV Online Launches BTN2Go

Verizon and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that Verizon will begin offering BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, to its FiOS TV subscribers beginning today.

The announcement was made by Terry Denson, vice president of global content strategy for Verizon, and Mark Silverman, BTN President.

Silverman said, “We’re very pleased to add Verizon FiOS to our growing list of affiliates offering BTN2Go. Verizon FiOS TV subscribers will now have access to the ultimate destination for Big Ten sports, including our extensive schedule of original and studio programming, wherever they go.”

Denson said, “Big Ten Network is incredibly popular with our FiOS TV customers and we’re certain they’ll enjoy the ability to watch this programming online with the launch of BTN2Go.  We’re thrilled to add this to our expanding FiOS TV Online offering, giving our customers the anywhere, anytime access they desire.”

BTN2Go features a live feed of all BTN television programming, including live game telecasts and Extra Football Game Channels, part-time channels available on football Saturdays when BTN airs more than one game simultaneously. BTN2Go viewers also have on-demand access to BTN’s deep video archive, including current season games from the Big Ten Conference’s television partners. In addition, original series such as The Journey, Big Ten Icons, Big Ten’s Best and The Big Ten’s Greatest Games, as well as game highlights and coaches’ shows, will be available.

Verizon FiOS TV subscribers can access BTN2Go on three platforms: the internet, iPad and iPhone. On the internet, FiOS TV subscribers can go to www.verizon.com/fiostvonline or www.BTN2Go.com, where they’ll need to choose their provider and enter their FiOS login credentials to receive full access to BTN2Go’s services. On the iPad and iPhone, fans will launch the free BTN2Go App (available for download in the Apple iTUnes app store), and again choose their provider and enter their FiOS login credentials for full access. Additionally, BTN2Go will soon be available via Android.

Full online access to BTN2Go is only available to subscribers of participating cable, satellite or telco providers.  The online service is available at no additional cost to subscribers who receive BTN as part of their TV channel line-up.

Big Ten Network is part of Verizon’s extensive FiOS offering, which includes a broad collection of programming, with more than 530 all-digital channels including more than 130 HD channels, and 35,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. In addition to FiOS TV Online, FiOS provides countless next-generation interactive services, including Flex View, which extends FiOS TV Video on Demand beyond the home to the Internet and a range of mobile devices; an advanced interactive media guide; free interactive applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others; Media Manager, which allows customers to access on their TVs personal photos, music and videos from their computers; and In-Home Agent, which assists customers in diagnosing and resolving a range of service issues.  The company also offers the MY FiOS app, an easy-to-use mobile application that gives customers access to everything from movies, TV shows and personal content; to remote DVR access and control; to home and energy monitoring; to billing, account management and customer service tools.

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Matt on 2/15/2012 @ 4:26pm EDT Said:

Very nice and very appreciative as a FiOS subscriber that you two got together to offer this.

Only complaint is that there doesn’t appear to be any of the summer sports (read: baseball/softball) in your BTN2Go app on iPhone. I do hope this is just a temporary oversight or that an update will come down soon (since the season is starting soon…)

    BTN.com staff on 2/15/2012 @ 4:35pm EDT Said:

    Not an oversight. Schedules for those sports have yet to be finalized. When they are, we’ll have them posted on BTN.com. Thanks for the note.

Erik on 2/15/2012 @ 7:24pm EDT Said:

Do you have a timeframe for BTN2Go app for Android? I know it says soon but how soon? Thanks!

    BTN.com staff on 2/15/2012 @ 8:39pm EDT Said:

    Not specifically but it’s under development now and we still expect it some time this spring.

    BTN.com staff on 7/9/2012 @ 11:58am EDT Said:

    BTN2go is now available for Android users. Full details here.

John on 3/2/2012 @ 1:38pm EDT Said:

Will all 4 sessions of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships be available on FIOS? (March 3-4, 2012) or do I have to join the Big Ten Network directly?

    BTN.com staff on 3/2/2012 @ 1:45pm EDT Said:

    John, first three sessions are live on BTDN online (the Big Ten Digital Network). That’s over here. Finals are on BTN TV & BTN2Go.

    Saturday, March 3 (all times ET)
    Big Ten Championships: Session 1, 10:00 a.m. – Student U/BTN Digital
    Big Ten Championships: Session 2, 5:00 p.m. – Student U/BTN Digital

    Sunday, March 4:
    Big Ten Championships: Session 3, 1 p.m. – Student U/BTN Digital
    Big Ten Championship Finals: Session 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – BTN/BTN2Go

Dave on 4/3/2012 @ 7:49pm EDT Said:

Great to have btn2go on iPad with fios. Problem I am having is I get no sound. What am I doing wrong? All other apps, music, movies have sound. Please help.

    BTN.com staff on 4/4/2012 @ 10:19am EDT Said:

    Dave, let us ask around and see if we’ve seen this before. If I have something, I’ll get back to you here.

Joe on 10/20/2012 @ 10:47am EDT Said:

I can’t login to the big ten 2go app with my username and password. I confirmed on the verizon website that they were correct.

Michael on 9/13/2013 @ 9:42pm EDT Said:

I have the BTN app but get no sound. Anything I can do?

    BTN Communications on 9/14/2013 @ 11:55am EDT Said:

    Hi Michael – Sorry for the technical issues. You can contact the BTN2Go support team directly by emailing btn2gosupport@btn.com. Hope this helps!

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