“We can say with confidence that our winter championships in 2012 will be seen by more people than ever before.” - NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
– The online video network of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), NJCAA TV, is set to deliver hundreds of hours of live coverage of the organization’s upcoming winter national championships. Beginning this week with the 2012 NJCAA Wrestling Championships and continuing through the month of March, NJCAA TV, powered by iHigh.com, will provide fans the ability to watch free live action from nine separate national championship tournaments.
Fans will be able to follow action of select NJCAA winter championships over the next month live on NJCAA TV, powered by iHigh.com (http://www.njcaatv.ihigh.com). NJCAA TV will begin its coverage of winter championships with a live broadcast of the championship finals of the NJCAA Wrestling Championships on Feb. 25th from Rochester. Also on Feb. 25th, NJCAA TV will feature both semifinal contests from the NJCAA Ice Hockey Championship from the campus of Monroe Community College (N.Y.) as well as the national title contest on Feb. 26th.
The month of March will be the busiest of the year for NJCAA TV, starting with live coverage of the 2012 Swimming & Diving Championships from the campus of Indian River State College (Fla.), March 7-10. Basketball then takes over NJCAA TV as fans will have the ability to watch all contests from its Division I, II and III men’s and women’s basketball championship tournaments. Both Division III tournaments begin March 15th and end with championship finals on March 17th. Divisions I and II tip-off a week later and conclude on March 24th.
After achieving nearly 1 million visitors in November of 2011 during live coverage of seven fall championship tournaments (volleyball and soccer), NJCAA TV is expecting to exceed 2 million visitors over the next six weeks as fans and followers of NJCAA teams will be watching championship coverage online and on their mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Droid) thanks to iHigh’s advanced viewing technology.
“We can say with confidence that our winter championships in 2012 will be seen by more people than ever before,” said NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht. “The NJCAA has a long, storied history of giving student-athletes opportunities to chase their dreams. Thanks to NJCAA TV and our partnership with iHigh.com, the next Larry Johnson or Sheryl Swoopes – both former NJCAA All-Americans –could be discovered this month.”
NJCAA TV moved to the iHgih.com platform in August 2011 with the goal of providing a centralized location for fans to access and watch NJCAA championship events. In addition, iHigh.com set up a customized NJCAA ‘channel’ or ‘network’ on its platform where NJCAA member colleges can broadcast their regular season contests for free with access to iHigh.com help staff and software tools. The NJCAA TV ‘network’ links all member colleges and the national NJCAA TV site together so that all broadcasts tied to a member college are available across multiple locations…most importantly the national NJCAA TV location at http://www.njcaatv.ihigh.com.
Since its move to iHigh.com, NJCAA TV has yielded nearly 2 million visits thanks to over 600 broadcasts of regular season and championships contests. Traditional 30-second video ad spots and video pre-roll ads are available as well as IAB online ad units for the 2012 winter championship season on NJCAA TV. Those interested or wanting additional information should contact Mark Krug of the NJCAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 590-9788.
NJCAA TV Winter Championship Broadcast Schedule
Championship Finals of the 2012 NJCAA Wrestling Championships; Rochester, Minn.
Semifinals and Championship of 2012 NJCAA Ice Hockey Championship; Rochester, Minn.
Live Coverage from the 2012 NJCAA Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships; Ft. Pierce, Fla.
All 12 games from the 2012 NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament; Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.
All 12 games from the 2012 NJCAA DIII Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament; Rochester, Minn.
All 26 games from the 2012 NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament; Danville, Ill.
All 26 games from the 2012 NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament; East Peoria, Ill.
All 26 games from the 2012 NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament; Hutchinson, Kan.
All 26 games from the 2012 NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament; Salina, Kan.
ABOUT the NJCAA
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more visit http://www.njcaa.org.
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