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Sun Belt Digital Network?
Does anyone know if there have been any discussions in trying to unite the school's individual networks into a single conference network? It would be great for any non-ESPN games to be made available, even if there is a subscription fee. I subscribe to Coastal's network and while I may want to watch another school's stream I'm probably not going to pay for it.
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03-17-2017 12:21 PM
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It would be nice. I know USA just invested a lot of money in HD equipment and streams all of our home mens and womens basketball, baseball and softball games for free on JagNationTV.com.
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(03-17-2017 12:21 PM)rokamortis Wrote:  Does anyone know if there have been any discussions in trying to unite the school's individual networks into a single conference network? It would be great for any non-ESPN games to be made available, even if there is a subscription fee. I subscribe to Coastal's network and while I may want to watch another school's stream I'm probably not going to pay for it.

The conference should get together and consolidate this. We have GS All access http://www.gseagles.com/watch/?Live=1130&type=Live I would probably pay if I knew I could see all the good non televised away games for GS and other good non televised games.
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RE: Sun Belt Digital Network?
Each team has a different streaming company. My guess is you'd either have to get together and agree to all use the same provider and contract that way or to find someone (ala ESPN3) who can take all the individual streams into a single service. You'd have to deal with having a uniform agreed upon pricing model for the unified package that would probably be a little more costly than the individual school site but would be worth it if you wanted to follow all your home/away games. I'd think you would try to make sure all schools provide the service, so some might have to spend money to get into this if they don't currently stream services. I know the Cajuns broadcast/stream all home games for football, mens & womens basketball, baseball, and softball. They also do a number of volleyball and soccer games and are doing the Louisiana Classics track meet this weekend and have even broadcast from a single hole location for the annual Louisiana Classics golf tournament. You'd have to be pretty hard core for the golf tournament.
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(03-17-2017 01:07 PM)CajunAmos Wrote:  Each team has a different streaming company. My guess is you'd either have to get together and agree to all use the same provider and contract that way or to find someone (ala ESPN3) who can take all the individual streams into a single service. You'd have to deal with having a uniform agreed upon pricing model for the unified package that would probably be a little more costly than the individual school site but would be worth it if you wanted to follow all your home/away games. I'd think you would try to make sure all schools provide the service, so some might have to spend money to get into this if they don't currently stream services. I know the Cajuns broadcast/stream all home games for football, mens & womens basketball, baseball, and softball. They also do a number of volleyball and soccer games and are doing the Louisiana Classics track meet this weekend and have even broadcast from a single hole location for the annual Louisiana Classics golf tournament. You'd have to be pretty hard core for the golf tournament.

It could also be that everyone switches to a service the conference subscribes to. The Big South did this, they created their own digital network, using UStream I believe, but made it free to watch. I know it is easier in the Big South since some Sun Belt schools are making money but Im sure they can figure out a solution.
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Sounds like a great idea, though I agree that it would be difficult to implement.

Subscribed to Chattanooga's feed to watch one game and I was blasted with junk mail for a few years.
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RE: Sun Belt Digital Network?
There's a multitude of issues regarding different streaming companies, and the simple fact that some league schools put nearly all of their conference events on ESPN3 anyway, erasing the need almost for a digital network.
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RE: Sun Belt Digital Network?
Why don't we just make ESPN3 our digital network. Get a contract in that states the schools will produce the material and make it available on ESPN3. The conference head office could even do a conference news show, they already do something like that on Facebook with short clips.

But offer this material to ESPN3, it gives them content for free. Then we are all in one place.
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(03-17-2017 02:09 PM)Usajags Wrote:  Why don't we just make ESPN3 our digital network. Get a contract in that states the schools will produce the material and make it available on ESPN3. The conference head office could even do a conference news show, they already do something like that on Facebook with short clips.

But offer this material to ESPN3, it gives them content for free. Then we are all in one place.

Works for me.
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(03-17-2017 02:09 PM)Usajags Wrote:  Why don't we just make ESPN3 our digital network. Get a contract in that states the schools will produce the material and make it available on ESPN3. The conference head office could even do a conference news show, they already do something like that on Facebook with short clips.

But offer this material to ESPN3, it gives them content for free. Then we are all in one place.

That's actually the current contract, except schools are given the choice. A few league schools have been either lazy to offer, or have a streaming service that doesn't want them to offer the feed.
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