BTN Debuts 'BTN LiveB1G' Monday

                       BTN Debuts 'BTN LiveB1G' Monday

Research breakthroughs, community outreach from Indiana featured on first show

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2013

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

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:

  oCaring for the needs of veterans has been at the forefront of a
    partnership between Indiana's School of Medicine and the Richard L.
    Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Kurt
    Kroenke and his team work with veterans to explore innovative approaches
    to combat chronic pain, with the goal of creating a model that can help
    public and private hospital systems around the country.
  oIU offers students a competition to create a business plan focused on
    Internet and software technologies through the B.E.S.T. program – Building
    Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology – which is one of the largest
    student-based entrepreneurial competitions in the country. Students work
    together to submit business plans focused on Internet and software
    technologies, and the first-place winner could earn at least $100,000.
  oIU researchers extend their impact far beyond Bloomington through their
    work with HIV patients in Kenya. More than 140,000 patients have been
    treated through a program called AMPATH, which has expanded to 60 sites
    throughout the country.
  oBack in the U.S., television icon and IU alum Jane Pauley works with the
    nation's most underprivileged children at a Harlem organization called The
    Children's Health Fund.
  oAnd back home in Bloomington, IU alum Julio Alonso is working to end
    hunger through his work with the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Future BTN LiveB1G air dates are:

SCHOOL         DATE                TIME
Ohio State     Monday, Jan. 14     9:30 PM ET
Purdue         Monday, Jan. 14     10 PM ET
Penn State     Friday, Feb. 1      11 PM ET
Illinois       Sunday, Feb. 3      6 PM ET
Iowa           Friday, Feb. 8      10 PM ET
Michigan State Friday, Feb. 15     9 PM ET
Michigan       Friday, Feb. 22     9 PM ET
Nebraska       Sunday, Feb. 24     5 PM ET
Wisconsin      Monday, Feb. 25     11 PM ET
Minnesota      Friday, March 1     10:30 PM ET
Northwestern   Wednesday, March 27 8:30 PM ET

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
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