BTN Communications, July 24, 2013
CHICAGO - BTN announced Wednesday that BTN2Go, the network?s website and smartphone/tablet app featuring 24/7 live streaming, is the first TV Everywhere service of an ad-supported network available to virtually its entire viewer base. The announcement was made by BTN President Mark Silverman.
?We?re thrilled to announce that all of our major distributors now offer BTN2Go,? Silverman said. ?In today?s world, fans want access to live games and our programming anytime and anywhere. BTN2Go has been a fan favorite since it launched, and we?re pleased that all of our BTN viewers will have access to it.?
BTN2Go offers BTN programming, including live feeds of game telecasts, as well as Extra Football Game Channels, which are part-time channels only available during football season when BTN airs multiple football games simultaneously. BTN2Go viewers 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 Elite as well as Big Ten?s Best and The Big Ten?s Greatest Games, and game highlights, are available.
BTN2Go subscribers can access the service on four platforms: via the internet and on iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
BTN2Go is available at no additional cost to subscribers who receive BTN as part of their TV channel line-up. For more information, go to www.BTN2Go.com.
About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men?s and women?s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women?s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation?s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 52 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to http://btn.com/.