Cincinnati Bell Appeals to Sports Fans with Addition of BTN2Go
TV Everywhere App is a 24/7 Live Simulcast of the Big Ten Network
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 20, 2013-- Cincinnati Bell, the region’s leading provider of communications services for homes and businesses, today announced the addition of the BTN2Go app to its TV Everywhere service, offering a free 24/7 live simulcast of the Big Ten Network (BTN) and more.
“We are committed to providing our customers with convenience and value in all the services we offer,” said Michael Morrison, director of Fioptics at Cincinnati Bell. “The addition of BTN2Go to our Fioptics lineup allows our sports-loving customers increased access to Big Ten Sports anytime, anywhere at no additional charge.”
BTN2Go offers BTN programming, including live feeds of game telecasts, as well as Extra Football Game Channels. Viewers 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 Elite as well as Big Ten’s Best and The Big Ten’s Greatest Games, and game highlights are available.
Cincinnati Bell’s TV Everywhere provides customers with access to some of the best shows, movies and live streams from their computers, tablets or smartphones. To check out all the apps available to Bell’s Fioptics subscribers, visit http://cincinnatibell.com/tve.
Cincinnati Bell launched Fioptics in 2008, and services are now available to more than 240,000 homes and businesses throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. To learn more about Fioptics—including services available in your neighborhood—go to www.altafiber.com/fioptics.
About Cincinnati Bell
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.altafiber.com.
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. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio 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 in more than 52 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.
Source: Cincinnati Bell
Angela Ginty, 513-397-7144
Director, Corporate Communications