This just in from the Big Ten Network, a.k.a. “BTN”, a new “TV Everywhere” service that selected cable and satellite subscribers that will offer the authenticated channel on the internet, iPad and iPhone. Thus far, three cable and satellite providers have signed up for the service. This will launch just in time for the 2011 football season. Take a look at the press release from the Big Ten Network.
Live BTN Games Headline an Extensive Slate of Programming Offered to Authenticated Subscribers
CHICAGO – BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, is scheduled to kick off at the start of the 2011 college football season, BTN President Mark Silverman announced today.
BTN2Go features a live feed of all BTN linear network programming, including more than 40 football games, over 100 men’s basketball games and hundreds of other live events, as well as Extra Football Game Channels, on-demand programming and archived content.
BTN2Go will be offered exclusively through BTN’s participating cable, satellite and telco distribution partners as an authenticated digital service to subscribers who already receive BTN as part of their video subscription.
Once their provider agrees to carry the service, fans will be able to access BTN2Go on three platforms: the Internet; iPad and iPhone. Specific launch dates for each platform will be forthcoming.
“We’re tremendously excited to launch BTN2Go because, as mobile technology has advanced, this is something fans are asking for,” Silverman said. “Big Ten fans are frequently on the go, and would like to watch BTN while away from home. BTN2Go gives fans that option at no additional cost to them.”
“BTN2Go will deliver an innovative new experience to passionate Big Ten fans, reinforcing the conference’s and network’s desire to improve access to and exposure for all Big Ten sports,” said Michael Calderon, vice president, digital and interactive media.
BTN2Go viewers also will have on-demand access to BTN’s deep video archive, including all current season games. 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.
There you have it.