SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Twitter today announced a new digital media rights partnership with Campus Insiders, highlighted by the live streaming of more than 300 college sports events.
"Twitter is the fastest way to see what's happening in sports," said Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief financial officer. "Our partnership with Campus Insiders will bring live streaming video of college sports directly to the people who are already talking about it on Twitter, all on a single screen."
"Streaming live games directly on Twitter is a natural evolution of the fan experience," said Brooks Boyer, CEO of Silver Chalice, the parent company of Campus Insiders. "Unlike traditional broadcast and cable networks, Campus Insiders is set up perfectly to adapt to the evolving media landscape, and we are thrilled to be able to demonstrate this groundbreaking opportunity for our Conference partners, the student athletes we cover and the millions of fans with a passion for college sports."
Campus Insiders will stream the live college games on Twitter with an extensive lineup of football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, water polo and swimming. In addition to live events, Campus Insiders and the ACC Digital Network will contribute timely video and on demand clips of game highlights, breaking news and "must see moments" from the top ranked schools and colleges across the country on Twitter.
Silver Chalice launched its digital sports network business in 2011 with the introduction of the ACC Digital Network, a groundbreaking partnership with the Conference and Raycom Sports, which continues to provide game highlights, Must See Moments, full game archives, interviews, and special features on a daily basis. Since then, Campus Insiders launched its comprehensive original news reporting and social media content operation and has strategic partnerships with the Big 12 Conference, Mountain West Conference, the West Coast Conference, the Patriot League and the CIAA. Campus Insiders also is the exclusive home of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, which was founded in part by Campus Insiders in 2015 and was the first and only digitally-focused college football bowl game broadcast. All told, Campus Insiders streams more than 3,000 live events from its conference partners.
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is an iconic service and global platform for self-expression and live conversation. Twitter has always been the best place to see what's happening now. Whether it's breaking news, entertainment, sports, or everyday topics, only Twitter lets you connect with people anywhere in the world with live conversation. Anything that happens, you see it first on Twitter. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.
ABOUT CAMPUS INSIDERS
Campus Insiders is the fastest growing, most engaged destination for college sports fans of any age and level. The all-digital platform brings fans the latest news, live coverage, and most innovative and unique stories from college conferences across the country, with high-quality content including live studio shows, video-on-demand (VOD), and more than 3,000 live games and events. Campus Insiders' video programming is available on CampusInsiders.com, Campus Insiders mobile and tablet apps, as well as various streaming applications and connected devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox and go90. For more information, visit campusinsiders.com.
ABOUT SILVER CHALICE
Silver Chalice was founded in 2009 to create the preeminent sports media company for the digital generation. By creating television-quality video in partnership with rights holders and other dominant players in the sports media industry, Silver Chalice networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices. Led by Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and his co-owners of the Chicago White Sox, Silver Chalice owns and operates Campus Insiders, SportsLabs, the ACC Digital Network in partnership with Raycom Sports and the Atlantic Coast Conference, and 120 Sports in partnership with MLBAM, the NHL, Time Inc. / Sports Illustrated, the PGA TOUR and Campus Insiders.
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