November 13, 2018
The Northeast-10 Conference and Franklin Pierce University are excited to announce that it will partner with PrestoSports and Stretch Internet Solutions to create and launch NE10 NOW, a Conference-wide digital streaming platform, in November 2018. The partnership will enable all 15 NE10 members to digitally stream HD game broadcasts to one platform provided by Stretch Internet and provide high-quality, consistent viewing experiences for the NE10’s fans across the country.
It is anticipated that once NE10 NOW is fully implemented, member institutions will cumulatively stream over 1,500 productions annually free of charge across the Conference’s 24 sponsored sports and campus events. Content will include regular season contests, postseason productions, campus events and original content.
“The extension of our relationship with PrestoSports to now include their Stretch Internet solution marks an exciting step forward for the NE10,” said Julie Ruppert, NE10 Commissioner. “We are thrilled that we will be able to deliver high-quality, HD broadcasts of NE10 sports free to parents and fans, enabling us to showcase the athletic excellence of our student-athletes and coaches.
NE10 NOW will provide fans of the Conference with an opportunity to watch their favorite NE10 schools and sports through multiple outlets. The NE10 will have its own dedicated video portal/web page where fans can watch online as they have in the past. In addition to watching online, NE10 NOW viewers will also be able to watch the action live on their televisions through Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
“The launch of NE10 NOW is an exciting moment for our programs and for teams throughout the NE10,” said Assistant Athletic Director and head women’s basketball coach Jen McKillop, who served on the NE10 committee which helped put the NE10 NOW implementation plan together. “The platform should allow us to see an increase in broadcast quality across the league, and will allow the NE10 to serve as a leader in streaming events at the Division II level.”
Also included in the announcement is word that the NE10 will exclusively use Production Truck software powered by BlueFrame Technologies to more easily and professionally produce content for the new streaming platform.
“Our members are excited to be utilizing Blue Frame Technology’s Production Truck software,” said Ruppert. “During the eight-month development phase of NE10 NOW, it quickly became evident to us that Production Truck is setting the standard for production features and ease of use and our members were eager to get on board. The implementation of a Conference-wide production solution will ensure that our NE10 NOW viewers will enjoy a positive viewing experience, no matter who is the home team.”
NE10 Now officially launched on November 9, 2018 and will be rolled out across various league-sponsored sports over the course of a three-year implementation period. NE10 men’s and women’s basketball, as well as men’s and women’s lacrosse, will be streamed exclusively on the platform in 2018-19, with full HD broadcasts.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
ABOUT PRESTOSPORTS & STRETCH INTERNET
Stretch Internet and PrestoSports recently combined forces to become PrestoSports. As the leading provider of web and mobile solutions, streaming video, stats management and other services, PrestoSports provides a comprehensive set of solutions to more than 1,400 college and university athletic programs. The company operates under the PrestoSports, SIDHelp, Stretch Internet, PrestoStats and PrestoCamps brand names. PrestoSports is a division of Clubessential Holdings, LLC.
BlueFrame Technology is the only end-to-end live streaming technology provider specialized for the sports market. Founded in June 2015 with 4 employees and 120 customers, BlueFrame has expanded to 16 employees and over 600 customers servicing over 100,000 live broadcasts. BlueFrame services all levels of sports organizations with the majority of our clients in the collegiate sports market. For more information, visit www.blueframetech.com.
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Information for this release courtesy NE10.
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