The American Athletic Conference Selects LiveU for First Digital Live Coverage of Cross Country and Soccer Championships, and 30 Regular-Season Women's Basketball Games Conference selects LiveU for end-to-end production of championships and regular-season games

HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that the American Athletic Conference ("The American") has selected LiveU to power its new digital sports network in a package that includes live video production, transmission, and asset delivery.  LiveU will be responsible for the production, uplink, and asset delivery of 38 games and events in the 2013-14 academic year.

The fall production package is highlighted by the conference's first live coverage of its Cross Country Championship from Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn., thanks to LiveU's ability to easily transmit live video on the move. Men's and Women's Soccer Championship semifinals will also be produced. Additionally, championship coverage will continue in the winter and spring seasons with the swimming and diving, baseball, softball and indoor and outdoor track and field championships.

Additionally, the conference and LiveU will produce and distribute 30 regular-season conference women's basketball games (schedule follows below).

All the live events will be free of charge and available for viewing online and on mobile devices.

"We are pleased to be able to provide unprecedented coverage of our Olympic sport championships and to enhance our women's basketball distribution with this agreement," said Aresco. "As we go through our first year as the American Athletic Conference, we are confident that LiveU will provide a sound, reliable and versatile live video platform that will allow our digital network to be a model in college athletics."

LiveU is the leader in mobile uplink solutions and offers deep expertise in addressing the video needs of sports organizations. As part of the package, LiveU will offer guaranteed uplink of all games, regardless of the Internet infrastructure at the venue, through a combination of its cellular uplink backpacks, Xtender enhanced antennas for transmission in congested environments, and a cost-effective hybrid solution of cellular and KA-Band satellite. All the solutions will be managed and controlled via the LiveU Central browser-based management system on the cloud.

LiveU will also provide the complete suite of production services and equipment, including cameras, switching and editing equipment, and production staff.

Finally, LiveU will be responsible for delivering all the footage to three destinations simultaneously: The American's official streaming platform; to the conference's studio in Providence, R.I., for post-game highlights; and to XOS digital, which manages the digital asset vault for the new digital sports network.

Tim Prukop, Head of Sports and New Media, LiveU: "LiveU has developed a very strong team, product, and service offering tailored for the video needs of the college sports market, and we're excited that The American has selected us.  We have expanded our capabilities by offering an end to end solution including the production and asset delivery of live events, enabling sports organizations to seamlessly enhance the quality and accessibility of their live events."

The American Athletic Conference and LiveU will announce talent assignments for women's basketball and championships at a later date.

For more information on LiveU, visit www.liveu.tv

The American Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday, November 2 and are viewable on: www.TheAmerican.org/XC

The American Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Championship semifinals took place on Friday, November 8 and are viewable on: www.TheAmerican.org/WSoccer

The American Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship semifinals will take place on Friday, November 15 and be viewable on: www.TheAmerican.org/MSoccer

2013-14 Olympic Sports Championship Digital Network Schedule

Date

Event


November 2

2013 Cross Country Championship


November 8

Women's Soccer Championship (Semifinal Games)


November 15

Men's Soccer Championship (Semifinal Games)


February 19-22

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championship


March 1-2

Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship


May 2-4

Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship


May 8-9

Softball Championship (Quarterfinals and Semifinals)


May 18

Women's Rowing Championship


May 21-24

Baseball Championship (All Games Except Final)


 

2013-14 Women's Basketball Digital Network Schedule

Date

Time (ET)

Visitor


Home

December 28

3:00

UCF

at

HOUSTON

December 28

7:00

RUTGERS

at

USF

December 29

3:00

TEMPLE

at

MEMPHIS

January 4

2:00

UCF

at

TEMPLE

January 7

7:00

TEMPLE

at

USF

January 7

8:00

MEMPHIS

at

SMU

January 11

2:00

SMU

at

RUTGERS

January 11

4:00

MEMPHIS

at

UCF

January 14

12:00

SMU

at

TEMPLE

January 18

2:00

TEMPLE

at

CINCINNATI

January 18

7:00

USF

at

UCF

January 21

7:00

CINCINNATI

at

USF

January 22

7:00

RUTGERS

at

UCF

January 25

2:00

RUTGERS

at

TEMPLE

January 25

3:00

SMU

at

HOUSTON

January 29

7:00

HOUSTON

at

USF

February 1

4:00

HOUSTON

at

UCF

February 4

7:30

CINCINNATI

at

RUTGERS

February 5

8:00

USF

at

MEMPHIS

February 8

2:00

HOUSTON

at

CINCINNATI

February 11

7:00

SMU

at

UCF

February 12

7:00

MEMPHIS

at

CINCINNATI

February 15

3:00

HOUSTON

at

SMU

February 22

2:00

USF

at

TEMPLE

February 22

4:00

CINCINNATI

at

UCF

February 26

7:30

TEMPLE

at

RUTGERS

March 1

3:00

MEMPHIS

at

HOUSTON

March 1

7:00

SMU

at

USF

March 3

7:30

USF

at

RUTGERS

March 3

8:00

CINCINNATI

at

MEMPHIS

 

Contact: Mark Hodgkin (mhodgkin@theamerican.org
Shelley Kapitulik (shelley@trylonsmr.com), 203-898-1501; Lloyd Trufelman (lloyd@trylonsmr.com), 212-905-6060 for LiveU

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