NeuLion launches new hybrid TV Everywhere service with the Big Ten Network (BTN)
BTN2Go and BTN Plus Now Powered by NeuLion Offer Fans More Content on More Devices
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. – NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced that Big Ten Network is now powering BTN2Go, the network’s digital extension, and BTN Plus, a subscription service within BTN2Go, with the NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform.
"Leveraging the strength and agility of our platform, fans can access BTN’s mobile services through a combination of authentication and subscription," said Chris Wagner, EVP of NeuLion. "NeuLion provides BTN and other rights holders like the NFL, NHL, UFC, NBA, Rogers Media, Univision and more, with an end-to-end solution for content management, monetization and analytics."
BTN2Go has an all new look and feel that can be accessed through any web-enabled device. Fans can now access BTN’s televised content on BTN2Go by verifying their TV subscription with their video provider, and non-televised Big Ten events via a BTN Plus monthly or annual subscription pass. For fans outside the United States, BTN2Go International combines both BTN and BTN Plus under a single subscription service.
"We are excited to now offer fans a new, more streamlined interface," said Michael Calderon, BTN Vice President, Programming and Digital Media. "Partnering with NeuLion allows us to keep all our fans in one location and offer everything under the BTN2Go umbrella." BTN is the second NeuLion partner to launch a hybrid TV Everywhere service. Earlier this year, NeuLion and the Tennis Channel launched Tennis Channel Everywhere and Tennis Channel Plus, leveraging different live content rights held by the Tennis Channel for its pay TV affiliates and it’s direct to consumer fans.
NeuLion, Inc. (NLN) offers the true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors, cable operators and telecommunications companies to capitalize on the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on PCs, smartphones, iPads and other similar devices. NeuLion’s customers include major entertainment, sports, global content and news companies. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com
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