“This is a landmark day for all amateur sports organizations as we proudly announce our partnership with Sporting News Media to launch TEAM 1 SPORTS,” said David Bertram, Volar Video CEO.
Lexington, KY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Volar Video, a leading digital video technology and media company, announced today the formation of a powerful alliance between iHigh.com, a division of Volar Video and the nation’s largest high school digital network, and Sporting News Media, a market leader in the creation, distribution, and monetization of premium sports media content for digital audiences, to launch TEAM 1 SPORTS Network, the new ultimate digital destination for all amateur athletics.
TEAM 1 SPORTS officially launches July 15 at TEAM1SPORTS.com as a user-generated platform to showcase amateur sports organizations and athletes to the world. Built on the foundation of the iHigh.com platform with over 125,000 video events, TEAM 1 SPORTS will be the premier digital network for all amateur sports including collegiate organizations, high schools, elite youth leagues, and club organizations. The network will be 100% free for all users and viewers.
“This is a landmark day for all amateur sports organizations as we proudly announce our partnership with Sporting News Media to launch TEAM 1 SPORTS,” said David Bertram, Volar Video CEO. “To think that now every amateur sports organization can produce TV-like broadcasts complete with graphic overlays and multiple camera angles free of charge is truly remarkable. Even better, the broadcasts are 100% free to watch on computers, tablets, and mobile devices ensuring parents, coaches, recruiters, and sports fans will never miss a game.”
Using Volar’s proprietary Production Truck® technology, users with little-to-no production expertise can produce high-quality broadcasts featuring multi-camera switching, customizable graphic overlays, instant replay, dynamic mid-roll video ad insertion, and more. Participating organizations and athletes on TEAM 1 SPORTS will also receive unprecedented exposure through TEAM 1’s Official Media Partner, Sporting News Media, which serves as the top U.S. multi-platform digital sports property. Visitors to TEAM1SPORTS.com will also enjoy relevant premium sports content via the Sporting News (SN) ePlayer, which syndicates professional and collegiate digital video from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, SEC, Big 12, Pac 12, NASCAR, Barclays Premier League, PGA Tour, UFC, ATP, and WTA across more than 400 national and local publishing sites in North America.
“Sporting News Media is well known for the aggregation and delivery of multi-media sports content to fans and we are excited to add TEAM 1 SPORTS to our growing portfolio of premium digital sports properties,” said Rich Routman, Chief Revenue Officer, Sporting News Media. “Amateur sports fans are amongst the most loyal and passionate audience segments, and we're excited to share this premium content with consumers.”
TEAM 1 SPORTS will offer organizations valuable benefits including the opportunity to:
- Produce live and on-demand broadcasts from both Mac and Windows computers, upload video clips and photos, and share content in real-time across social media platforms
- Stream unlimited events at 1.2 Mbps with unlimited viewers at no charge to the user or viewer
- Upgrade to HD streaming (2.5 Mbps) per event, per month or annually at a cost-efficient rate
- Generate revenue through sales of local banner ads and video commercials during broadcasts
- Receive free and continuous training, customer support, and monitoring of all live events
Amateur sports fans and viewers on TEAM 1 SPORTS will be able to:
- Watch content on all screens, including laptops, mobile devices, and tablets
- Generate and immediately share virtual clips of great plays, highlights, and games via social media
Current iHigh.com customers with emphasis on sports-related content will now also be part of the TEAM 1 SPORTS Network, and all athletics content on iHigh.com will be syndicated automatically to TEAM 1 SPORTS. A new content management system (CMS) featuring improved functionality, premium features, and easy-to-use customization tools will be unveiled for both iHigh.com and TEAM 1 SPORTS.
About Volar Video
Volar Video is a digital video technology and media company whose proprietary software and production platform enables clients to broadcast and monetize events in high quality with custom graphics and ad insertion. Led by an experienced team of production, technical software, marketing and sports executives, Volar Video delivers customized video solutions across television, computer and mobile platforms. Volar Video has offices in Lexington, Ky. and New York. For more information, visit http://www.volarvideo.com.
Based in Lexington, Ky., iHigh is the nation’s leading youth digital television platform and online network. It provides free Web-based services to schools, students, and other youth organizations around the world to post live television-quality video, stories, photos, video clips, news, schedules and other information to a unique online channel. For more information, visit http://www.ihigh.com.
About Sporting News Media
Sporting News Media is a PERFORM Group company and a market leader in the creation, distribution and monetization of premium sports media content for digital audiences in the US and Canada, reaching an audience in excess of 30 million sports fans each month.
Sporting News Media owns and operates SportingNews.com, the US and Canadian editions of Goal.com and the Sporting News (SN) ePlayer, which syndicates professional and collegiate digital video from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA Tours, MLS, WTA, ATP, UFC, SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences across 300 leading national and local publisher sites in North America.
Sporting News Media is ranked number one in digital sports video viewership in the US (comScore Video Metrix, April 2014) and seventh overall in digital sports media in the US (comScore Media Metrix, Multi-Platform, April 2014).