Reviewing the Big Ten Network

For more information on streaming for each team, check out this regularly updated graphic.  Women’s hockey streaming is left to the home team and however they want to broadcast it, be it for free or through a paid streaming service.  The traditional Big Ten Schools (Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin) use BTN2Go and BTNPlus.  (Penn State uses Eversport with the rest of the CHA.)

A conference pass is $15 a month or $120 a year and a school pass is $10 a month and $80 a year so it’s a little more expensive than getting six teams through the Ivy League Network, but still affordable and gives you some options if you’re more of a general fan.

Like the Ivy League Network, BTN2Go raises my ire because there’s no toggle for automatic subscription renewal, you have to know you want to be billed for it every pay period for forever or you have to to physically call or e-mail them to cancel at the end of your payment period.

That said, the service is high quality, pretty similar to the Ivy League Network with slightly fewer options for quad-view, picture-in-picture, and things like that.

BTN2Go

 

Overall I think BTN2Go looks a little bit nicer than the Ivy League Network and the scoreboard at the top is really nice if you’re a fan of more than just women’s hockey or want to track other games.

With BTN2Go you have the potential of getting arguably the two best teams in the country in Minnesota and Wisconsin and a solid program in Ohio State that was ranked at one point this year so it’s a very alluring purchase for anyone that wants to watch the upper echelons of Women’s hockey.

Unfortunately with that, Minnesota and Wisconsin tend to blow out most of their opponents outside the top 5 so there can at times be a dearth of competitive games and I personally am a bigger fan of the Ivy League rivalries than Minnesota – Wisconsin.

The other part of this is that you’re out of luck on the road as the non-Big Ten WCHA teams all have their own paid streaming services while most of the Non-Ivy ECAC schools stream for free.

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