CHICAGO (PRWEB) November 16, 2017
Stadium, the first-of-its-kind, fully programmed, 24/7, multiplatform sports network, is announcing a season-long package of 47 college basketball games that will be distributed exclusively on Facebook. The action extends through March, featuring matchups from leading conferences such as the Mountain West, West Coast Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10.
Play continues tonight, as Belmont takes on Middle Tennessee State at 7:30 p.m. ET. All games will be available on Facebook Watch and fans can add them to their watchlist by following the Live: Stadium College Basketball Show Page.
The schedule showcases a number of teams that competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, including Dayton, Saint Mary’s, Middle Tennessee State, Nevada, Florida Gulf Coast, Wake Forest, Rhode Island, U.C. Davis, VCU, Minnesota and New Mexico State. It also includes a long list of nationally-prominent programs such as Pittsburgh, UNLV, Utah, Washington State, Ole Miss, Memphis, George Washington, and UMass, among others.
These basketball games build on Stadium’s partnership with Facebook, which kicked off this fall with a package of college football contests broadcast exclusively on the platform. Thirteen of these 15 games have aired and results include nearly 10 million total views and over 70,000 real-time comments from fans viewing the games live.
“Stadium is thrilled to continue its partnership with Facebook after the overwhelming success of our football package,” said Adam Anshell, Senior Vice President of Properties for Stadium. “We are able to reach new fans and engage with them in ways that are only possible on a platform like Facebook, and now we’re able to share that experience across an amazing slate of college basketball games.”
For these basketball broadcasts, Stadium will continue to deliver uniquely coordinated production assets and social elements that aim to bring the in-game experience to the viewing audience at home. For example, Stadium’s on-air talent team will address fan comments and questions throughout the broadcast, making the viewing experience as interactive and personal as possible.
Additionally, Stadium will produce an exclusive, weekly live studio show dedicated to college basketball. The 30-minute show will air on Watch via the Live: Stadium College Basketball Show Page every Wednesday evening beginning November 29th at 6:30 p.m. ET and will integrate user-generated segments and foster an ongoing dialogue with fans. Presented by Stadium host Dave Ross and Stadium basketball analyst Tim Doyle, the show will serve as a preview of that week’s games, including live look-ins, pregame interviews, and in-depth player profiles and features. The show will also take a look back at the top highlights, social video and photos and other defining moments of the previous week’s Stadium-produced games on Facebook and provide analysis on the top headlines in college basketball.
In addition to the 47 Facebook-exclusive games, Stadium will distribute an extensive lineup of college basketball games across its linear digital and broadcast streams. This schedule can be found here:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14834362.htm. Viewers will have free access to these live games via broadcast television (https://watchstadium.com/where-to-watch/) and local-market syndication. They also will be available on digital platforms including WatchStadium.com, the Stadium iOS and tvOS apps, Stadium Android app, Twitter (@WatchStadium) and Pluto TV on Channel 207.
The full schedule of the Facebook-exclusive games can be found below (all times in ET):
11/16/2017 Thursday Belmont at Middle Tennessee 7:30 PM
11/19/2017 Sunday Saint Mary's at San Jose State 8:00 PM
11/21/2017 Tuesday Florida Gulf Coast at Middle Tennessee 7:30 PM
11/24/2017 Friday Minnesota vs UMass 12:00 PM
11/24/2017 Friday Alabama vs BYU 2:30 PM
11/25/2017 Saturday BYU vs UMass 2:00 PM
11/25/2017 Saturday Minnesota vs Alabama 5:00 PM
11/25/2017 Saturday Southern Utah at UNLV 10:00 PM
11/28/2017 Tuesday Brown at Rhode Island 7:00 PM
11/28/2017 Tuesday Davidson at Charlotte 7:00 PM
11/29/2017 Wednesday EKU at WKU 8:00 PM
11/29/2017 Wednesday Illinois State at Nevada 10:00 PM
11/30/2017 Thursday Memphis at UAB 8:00 PM
11/30/2017 Thursday New Mexico State at UTEP 10:00 PM
12/1/2017 Friday Pittsburgh vs. Duquesne 7:00 PM
12/3/2017 Sunday Bradley at San Diego State 6:00 PM
12/5/2017 Tuesday Wake Forest at Charlotte 7:00 PM
12/9/2017 Saturday Mississippi at Middle Tennessee 6:00 PM
12/9/2017 Saturday Washington State at UTEP 9:00 PM
12/19/2017 Tuesday UC Davis at Nevada 10:00 PM
12/22/2017 Friday Northern Colorado at UNLV 10:00 PM
12/23/2017 Saturday Harvard at George Washington 12:00 PM
12/30/2017 Saturday Middle Tennessee at UAB 5:00 PM
1/4/2018 Thursday Pacific at Saint Mary’s 10:00 PM
1/9/2018 Tuesday Dayton at Richmond 7:00 PM
1/10/2018 Wednesday Wyoming at New Mexico 9:00 PM
1/17/2018 Wednesday Richmond at VCU 7:00 PM
1/17/2018 Wednesday Utah State at Boise State 9:00 PM
1/20/2018 Saturday Saint Louis at UMass 2:00 PM
1/20/2018 Saturday Saint Mary's at Pacific 10:00 PM
1/24/2018 Wednesday Rhode Island at Fordham 7:00 PM
1/27/2018 Saturday UTEP at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM
1/31/2018 Wednesday La Salle at Davidson 7:00 PM
2/1/2018 Thursday Middle Tennessee at ODU 8:00 PM
2/8/2018 Thursday Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount 10:00 PM
2/10/2018 Saturday ODU at LA Tech 7:00 PM
2/17/2018 Saturday Middle Tennessee at LA Tech 7:00 PM
2/21/2018 Wednesday Duquense at St. Bonaventure 7:00 PM
2/22/2018 Thursday LA Tech at UTEP 9:00 PM
2/22/2018 Thursday Pepperdine at Saint Mary’s 10:00 PM
2/24/2018 Saturday UAB at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM
3/3/2018 Saturday La Salle at Saint Joseph's 2:00 PM
3/7/2018 Wednesday MW MBB 1st round - #8 vs. #9 2:00 PM
3/7/2018 Wednesday MW MBB 1st round - #7 vs. #10 4:30 PM
3/7/2018 Wednesday MW MBB 1st round - #6 vs. #11 7:00 PM
3/8/2018 Thursday C-USA MBB Quarterfinal Game 7:30 PM
3/8/2018 Thursday C-USA MBB Quarterfinal Game 10:00 PM
Stadium is a new multi-platform sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium was formed when Campus Insiders, 120 Sports and The American Sports Network merged into a singular network to take advantage of a combined collection of professional and collegiate rights and unique access to both digital and television distribution opportunities.
Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Silver Chalice, Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Time, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.