Aug. 27, 2013
Patriot League Network | Fall Schedule
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League Network (PLN), powered by Campus Insiders, will provide free live coverage of nearly 250 games during the fall sports season, including 115 regular-season League contests and four Patriot League tournaments.
The Patriot League Network debuted over the weekend with three women's soccer contests, and has its first full weekend ahead on the way to at least 246 telecasts during the fall sports season. There are already more than 50 regular-season games on the schedule in volleyball and men's soccer, nearly 50 in women's soccer, more than 30 in field hockey and 27 in football. In addition to the Patriot League sports, PLN will also feature live coverage of ice hockey, water polo and sprint football in the fall.
Each Patriot League sport will feature the majority of its League contests on PLN, with more than 55% of League games shown for the five fall team sports. The entirety of the Patriot League tournament will be broadcast for men and women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball, adding 16 postseason games to the fall broadcast slate.
All broadcasts are tentatively scheduled, and more contests can be added throughout the fall. The full fall schedule is included below along with links to the schedules for each of the fall sports.
Fall Schedule | Football | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Volleyball | Field Hockey
While the basketball season also opens during November, the PLN schedule for men and women's basketball will not be announced until after the selection of games by CBS Sports Network.
The Patriot League and Campus Insiders signed a multi-year agreement to live-stream hundreds of men and women's sporting events, add branded studio programming, develop sponsorship opportunities and grow distribution on multiple platforms and devices.
Since its launch in the fall of 2006, the Patriot League digital programming has offered more than 150 live events annually, which were also available on demand. Among those live events were coverage of 11 championships in 2012-13 and the entire League portion of the men and women's basketball season. Powered by Campus Insiders, the enhanced PLN will continue to provide on-demand video content, as well as live-stream an unprecedented number of events and numerous interviews, feature stories and highlight packages throughout the year.
PLN offers marketers with a unique opportunity to reach a targeted audience both regionally and nationally, as well as enhancing the League's multimedia presence. The League also has a multi-sport television agreement with CBS Sports Network which includes live event coverage of football, men and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.
All Patriot League programming will be available through www.campusinsiders.com, the online destination and leading digital content syndication source for college sports, as well as through the Patriot League and member institution websites. Campus Insiders, a partnership between Silver Chalice Ventures and IMG College, goes beyond the traditional sports media experience, giving dedicated fans an insider's perspective that includes behind-the-scenes content, original video programming (including hosts Bonnie Bernstein and Seth Davis) and live streaming events. Campus Insiders will incorporate the Patriot League into its many existing distribution relationships, including partners on VOD, OTT and IP-Connected platforms. This partnership will also include the development and management of a comprehensive Patriot League Network portal on Campus Insiders' website, mobile app and YouTube Channel.
For more on the Patriot League Network and Campus Insiders, read the PLN fact sheet