24/7 Live Stream of BTN Includes Live Games, Extra Football Game Channels
New York and Chicago (September 2, 2011) – Time Warner Cable in New York City, and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that they have launched BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, to Time Warner Cable subscribers.
The announcement was made by Howard Szarfarc, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Operations in New York City, and Mark Silverman, BTN president.
Silverman said, “We’re very pleased to add Time Warner Cable to our list of affiliates offering BTN2Go. Time Warner Cable subscribers will now have access to the ultimate destination for Big Ten sports, plus our extensive schedule of original and studio programming, wherever they go.”
“We’re excited to launch BTN2Go, so we can bring our customers all the Big Ten programming they want, whenever and wherever they want it,” said Szarfarc.
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 will 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.
The online service is available at no additional cost to subscribers who receive BTN as part of their TV channel line-up.
Time Warner Cable customers who receive BTN in their lineup can begin enjoying BTN2Go by following these steps:
- Secure a TWC Username and Password by registering for My Services on the timewarnercable.com website.
- Visit www.btn2go.com, select “Time Warner Cable” as the provider, and enter their Time Warner Cable Username & Password
Time Warner Cable subscribers will eventually access BTN2Go on three platforms: the internet; iPad and iPhone. Online, available now, fans will go to www.BTN2Go.com, choose their provider, enter their login information and then have full access to BTN2Go’s services. On the iPad and iPhone, which will be available in mid-September, fans will launch the free BTN2Go app (available in Apple’s app store), choose their provider and enter their login information to have full access to BTN2Go. Additionally, BTN is exploring alternative platforms for BTN2Go, including Android. Specific launch dates will be forthcoming.
Big Ten Network also is available in HD on Channels 472-476 and On Demand Channel 471.
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. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches’ 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 available to more than 80 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information, go to www.BTN.com.
About Time Warner Cable:
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