Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Soccer, Volleyball available for subscription


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today a partnership with JumpTV to exclusively stream live video and audio of the 2008 NAIA Men's and Women's Soccer and Volleyball National Championships. In all, there will be 37 events for public viewing during the NAIA Fall National Championships. These events can be viewed by going to http://www.watchnaia.com/, http://www.collegesportsdirect.com/, or by clicking here.

JumpTV, a business unit of NeuLion Inc. provides services to over 200 collegiate and professional sports properties. Additionally, JumpTV provides services to over 200 international television channels in approximately 40 countries. JumpTV is one of the largest live streaming companies in the world, having streamed approximately 16,000 live sporting events in the 12 months ended August 31, 2008. According to ComScore, JumpTV consistently ranks as one of the top US Internet video sports sites as measured by traffic year-to-date in 2008 (minutes viewed).

Both NAIA Soccer Championships run from Dec. 1-6 with all 15 matches at each site available for subscription. The NAIA Volleyball National Championship runs from Dec. 2-6 and the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship event will be available for video-streaming on Dec. 5-6. Refer to the Championship schedules, which can be found by clicking on the Championship links below. Each event will also be available for on-demand viewing.

"The NAIA is pleased to partner again with JumpTV to stream Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Volleyball Championships live on the Internet. This is an exciting opportunity for NAIA fans across the country," said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. "This service allows the NAIA to broaden its fan base and bring new attention to the competition and quality of play going on in the NAIA."

Two different subscription plans will be available for tournament coverage. Users can purchase the All-NAIA pass, which includes every event offered on College Sports Direct from all three tournaments for $39.95. Each of the three Championships can be purchased separately for $24.95 and any single day can be purchased for $9.95. Your computer must have the latest version of Windows Media Player, which you can download for free here. Before a user subscribes to any package, make sure to test your computer, which you can do by clicking here. For any technical assistance, please click here.

"We are pleased to provide the NAIA with streaming services for their soccer and volleyball championships for a third consecutive year, said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder at NeuLion. Wagner continues, "We pride ourselves in being able to connect fans to these great tournaments and the continuation of such a great relationship as the one we have with the NAIA."

More information will follow regarding video streaming and the 2008-09 NAIA Winter Championships and the 2009 NAIA Spring National Championships.

JumpTV Inc. live video stream is available for the following three NAIA national championships:
Dec. 1-6, 2008 (15 events)
50th Annual Men's Soccer National Championship - Ramirez Field, Fresno, Calif.

Dec. 1-6, 2008 (15 events)
25th Annual Women's Soccer National Championship - Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Dec. 2-6, 2008 (7 events)*
29th Annual Volleyball National Championship - Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa.
*NOTE: The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship matches will be video-streamed only from Dec. 5-6

Courtesy of www.goleeflames.com

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