Q: Do I have Big Ten Network?
A: Click here to get your channel number for the Big Ten Network. Big Ten Network is available on all major video providers, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Altice USA, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. Big Ten Network is also available through the majority of OTT providers, including DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV and fuboTV
Q: What channel is Big Ten Network?
A: Our GameFinder feature helps you identify your Big Ten Network channel.
Q: How many events are on Big Ten Network annually?
A: Big Ten Network is on the air 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The network nationally televises more than 1,500 events and streams approximately 1,000 more events each year. Each year?s schedule includes approximately 40+ football games, 155+ regular season men?s basketball games, Big Ten Men?s Basketball Tournament games, 55+ women?s basketball games, Big Ten Women?s Basketball Tournament games, hundreds of additional Olympic sports events and dozens of Big Ten championship events.
Q: Is there a good balance between men?s and women?s sports on Big Ten Network?
A: The network provides comparable coverage of men?s and women?s sports across all platforms. Big Ten Network covers a variety of women?s sports including, basketball, ice hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Each week during the academic year, the network produces and airs the Big Ten Women?s Sports Report, a program dedicated exclusively to the highlights and accomplishments of female Big Ten student-athletes.
Q: How can I stream Big Ten Network?
A: Big Ten Network offers two different streaming services, one through the FOX Sports App and one via BTN Plus.
The FOX Sports App is a 24/7 simulcast of Big Ten Network that delivers live programming to existing Big Ten Network subscribers via tablets, smartphones, and PCs as well as on-demand access to Big Ten Network?s deep archive of games and original programming and Extra Football Game Channels.
For more information please visit FoxSports.com/Mobile.
BTN Plus is the network?s subscription-based streaming service that provides coverage of Big Ten games that are not being televised. Events include non-conference men?s basketball, women?s basketball, wrestling, volleyball and baseball. Football games are not available via BTN Plus.
For more information please visit BTN Plus.
Q: Which football and basketball games air on Big Ten Network?
A: Each season the Big Ten Conference divides its home games between its television partners, including Big Ten Network, FOX, ESPN and ABC in football, and Big Ten Network, FOX, ESPN and CBS for men?s basketball, ensuring that all Big Ten home football and men?s basketball games are televised to a national audience. Television agreements for games that are contested at away or neutral sites are determined by the host school or organization.
Q. Which Olympic sporting events (e.g. field hockey, soccer, wrestling, etc.) air on the network?
A: In the fall, Big Ten Network airs wrestling, women?s volleyball, men?s and women?s soccer, field hockey and men?s and women?s cross country. In the winter, Big Ten Network airs ice hockey, men?s and women?s swimming and diving, men?s and women?s indoor track and field, and men?s and women?s gymnastics. In the spring, Big Ten Network airs baseball, softball, men?s and women?s tennis, men?s and women?s golf, men?s and women?s outdoor track and field and rowing.
The conference and its television partners determine which events will be televised. Consideration is given to appealing matchups while striving to achieve a balance between sports and universities represented. Big Ten Network does include a number of wildcard dates in the schedule to allow some matchup flexibility.
Q: Does Big Ten Network televise multiple football games when there are overlapping games?
A: Big Ten Network uses Extra Football Game Channels to televise Big Ten Network football games occurring at the same time. These Extra Football Game Channels are only available on Saturdays during the football season.
Big Ten Network has offered all of its TV providers the opportunity to make these Extra Football Game Channels available to their subscribers. Satellite providers such as DIRECTV and DISH and telco providers, including AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS, make every Big Ten Network football broadcast available on either the primary Big Ten Network channel or Extra Football Game Channels. Cable systems usually assign different channel numbers in every market for the Extra Football Game Channels. All ?Extra Football Game Channels? are also available on the FOX Sports app. Channel numbers typically are assigned mid-week for that weekend?s games. Check your channel number here for the game you want to watch.
Q: How are football and basketball start times determined?
A: Big Ten Network works with the conference, universities and other television partners to determine the start times for each Big Ten football and basketball game. The time zone of where the game is played and facility availability also factor into the decision. Typically, football games are aired at noon, 3:30 and 8 p.m. ET.
Q: I missed the game, when will it replay?
A: Big Ten Network?s programming schedule, up to the next 14 days, is available for viewing here: www.BTN.com/shows.
Q: Does Big Ten Network televise NCAA Championship events?
A: The NCAA controls the television and digital rights for all NCAA Tournament and Championship events. In some cases, the NCAA will grant the Big Ten Network the rights to broadcast specific games. Over the past several years, Big Ten Network has televised such tournament games as Northwestern women?s lacrosse, Michigan softball, and Purdue baseball.
Q: Does Big Ten Network produce games and programming in HD?
A: Big Ten Network produces and makes available all of its programming and live events in HD. It is the decision of each individual TV provider to offer BTN programming in HD.
Q: Does Big Ten Network offer radio broadcasts for live events?
A: Each individual school owns the rights to their radio broadcasts, and therefore Big Ten Network cannot use radio broadcasts for Big Ten events.
Q. How does Big Ten Network involve students in productions?
A. Since the network launched, Big Ten Network has provided hundreds of students an opportunity to participate in live sports production and internships. In 2009, Big Ten Network launched Student U, in which Big Ten students on each campus produce and announce events, offering them a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience and for the network to train the production stars of tomorrow. The events are streamed live, and many then air on delay on Big Ten Network, providing unprecedented exposure for the conference?s Olympic sports programs.
Q: Where are Big Ten Network studios located?
A: Our studios and offices are located in the historic Montgomery Ward Catalog Building in Chicago?s River North neighborhood.
Q. How do I apply for a job at Big Ten Network?
A: Any available positions at Big Ten Network will be posted at FoxCareers.com.