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BTN Debuts 'BTN LiveB1G' Monday
Research breakthroughs, community outreach from Indiana featured on first show
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 3, 2013 05:55 PM
CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BTN debuts a new show Monday that explores how Big Ten universities are improving lives and giving back through innovations in research, education and community service. The 12-episode series, called BTN LiveB1G, will include a 30-minute show featuring each Big Ten university.
BTN LiveB1G is the second BTN collaborative campus program series produced in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference and its 12 universities. The first was 2012's Impact the World. Since the network launched in 2007, BTN has aired programs produced from each Big Ten university under the University Showcase heading.
BTN LiveB1G – Indiana debuts at 9 PM ET following the Indiana at Penn State men's basketball game. The episode will include several stories that showcase the impact of people and programs at IU. For example:
Future BTN LiveB1G air dates are:
BTN is co-producing the series with Chicago-based TeamWorks Media, a creative content company that specializes in producing inspirational stories that also produced Impact the World.
About BTN: 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 additional information, go to www.BTN.com.
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