Big Ten Media Days have commenced in Chicago, and with the festivities underway the Big Ten Network has announced a couple notable thing happening in the near future.
BTN will be airing a Michigan-Michigan State documentary.
“BTN Originals is producing a documentary on the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry,” the press release stated. “Divided We Stand” will examine both football and basketball programs while showcasing how the rivalry has intensified as the Spartans and Wolverines find success on a national scale. The air-date has not been confirmed, but “Divided We Stand” will appear on both BTN and FS1.”
Another BTN development will impact how fans watch their teams on a smartphone. Starting in August, the FOX Sports app will be the home to Big Ten football games.
“Beginning in mid-August, all of BTN’s network content – including games, studio shows and original programming – will be housed in the FOX Sports app alongside Big Ten football games airing on FOX and FS1. That content will no longer live on BTN2Go, which will cease to exist in its current form. Ultimately, consolidating everything into one location will make it easier for fans to find what they are looking for on game day. The existing BTN2Go app will officially transition into an app for the BTN Plus platform, which houses over 1,000 non-televised games and events as well as archives of classic Big Ten football and men’s basketball games.”
The premiere date for the documentary is to be determined and it remains to be seen exactly how the BTN Plus platform will look after it merges (to a degree) with BTN2Go. But if you want to watch football games this fall when you’re on the go, it sounds like you’ll have to download the Fox Sports App and hope it’s to your liking.