With college football season a month away from kickoff, the Big Ten Network announced that virtually all of its multichannel distributors have agreed to support live streaming on its BTN2Go mobile app.
The app was introduced two years ago, but BTN didn’t have a deal with key distributors such as Comcast to authenticate subscribers. The network said Comcast is now on its roster, along with Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Mediacom Communications, Charter Communications, RCN, WideOpenWest, AT&T, Verizon Communications, DirecTV and Dish Network.
“We’re thrilled to announce that all of our major distributors now offer BTN2Go,” BTN president Mark Silverman said in a statement. “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.”
The app allows subscribers to watch the multiple games BTN televises simultaneously during football season live. Mobile users will also have access to BTN’s video archives, its original series and game highlights.
The BTN2Go app is designed to with on the Internet, iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
BTN, a joint venture of Fox Networks and the Big Ten Conference, is now in 52 million homes.