The Big Ten Network is also abbreviated as BTN owned jointly by the Big Ten Conference with 49% share and Fox Entertainment Group with 51% share. The network is operated by Fox Sports and is the first network to cover the collegiate athletic conference and is broadcast internationally. A fair share of its programs are events involving schools which are part of the Big Ten Conference. Coach’s shows, various documentaries, and archived events are run throughout the day. It is estimated that BTN reaches 90 million households in the US, and available at 100 million homes with cable television in Canada and the US. The network is headquartered in the Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalog House in Chicago.

Channel Sports Games Streamed Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, and all other Big Ten Conference team games Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes

Watch the Big Ten Network Without Cable

Many people want to make the transition from regular cable television to a more flexible online streaming option. Fortunately, Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW are two of the most reliable and reputed online streaming services. Both services live stream an array of sports networks, with DIRECTV NOW including the Big Ten Network as part of its “Just Right” package. However, Sling TV subscribers have access to other networks that broadcast college sports too. Both services don’t require a long-term commitment and are extremely cost effective with Sling TV starting at $20 a month and DIRECTV NOW at $35, with the latter not charging subscribers for the data consumed when streaming.

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Streaming The Big Ten Network app Online

The Big Ten Network app is called BTN2Go and is available for Android and iOS devices. The app allows live streaming for subscribers to the network as well as watching original programming. Also, the app gives fans access to 700 plus untelevised games which can be watched live.

Sports Streamed on the Big Ten Network

The Big Ten Network mainly focuses on broadcasting collegiate sports played by teams of participating universities. The most popular team sports aired by the network include basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming, and football.