NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In November of 2010, Trevecca Nazarene University began a partnership with Stretch Internet to provide live video and audio of Trojan athletics events on the Internet, allowing Trojan fans to follow TNU sports on their computers and some hand-held devices.
The first video stream on Stretch Internets Game Central was the Trevecca women's basketball homecoming game with Mount Vernon Nazarene College on November 6, 2010.
Trevecca's Game Central portal provides fans with access to Trevecca's game information within a single unified and custom-branded interface. Game Central will include live and on-demand high-quality audio and video, complete and searchable up-to-date broadcast schedules, live in-game stats and live chat.
Gregory Ruff and Steve Ulrey provide the live play-by-play action for Trevecca sports while David Klimkowski leads the video production crew.
During the 2010-2011 athletic season, the Office of Sports Information, worked to provide Trojans' intercollegiate athletic programs with live coverage where facilities allowed.
While Internet technology is ever-changing, Trevecca is excited to stay on the cutting edge with live video, audio, and statistics in a single attractive interface. The live-game stats appear right next to the video/audio stream.
Game Central can be a truly interactive experience with live chat enabled for events. Users can quickly register for an account and then chat away with other fans.
Fans can search for the content and access it with a single click. They can also search by sport, school, and date to filter the results.
Game Central content is delivered via Flash 10, which has nearly a 95 percent market penetration rate. If fans can access video on sites such as YouTube, ESPN or Hulu, they can access Game Central content. Better yet, by utilizing Flash, fans will enjoy the same experience across all platforms and browsers (PC or Mac, Explorer or Firefox, etc.).
Fans with iPhones and iPod Touches can watch or listen to live and on-demand content, provided there is 3G or 4G coverage. With Flash growing in use, more and more devices will be able to access Game Central.
Founded in 2003 and based in Mesa, Ariz., Stretch Internet is a leading provider of streaming and other Web-based services for collegiate athletics. Occidental looks forward to a long tenured affiliation with Stretch Internet.
Trevecca has enjoyed a great relationship with Bob Plageman and atwsportscast.com for more than two years. Through ATW the Trojans have supplied volleyball and basketball fans with live streaming video for more than two years.