Georgia Southern University Eagles Take Athletics Broadcasts High Definition
Georgia Southern University fans and even those from opposing teams are getting a clearer look at home baseball games this season with the introduction of a new high definition (HD), online streaming experience.
The new streaming service, offered online through the www.gseagles.com, includes live high-definition video of each home game. In addition, the video stream features radio play-by-play from the Georgia Southern Radio Network’s Ryan Chambers and Chris Draper.
“The positive response has been overwhelming from our student and alumni fan base,” says art Berger, producer and director for Georgia Southern Television. “Georgia Southern University is one of the only university’s in the country to offer this professional level of video and quality of streaming service to their fans. Many of our fans now watch the game on their home internet connected HD big screen TV.”
The University recently upgraded its video capabilities through a partnership between Georgia Southern University Athletics and Georgia Southern’s Center for Academic Technology support. The University project included an upgrade to fiber video transmission at all of the major stadiums across campus. The upgrade included professional quality switchers and graphics as well as the ability to stream multiple streams simultaneously which can reach viewers from mobile all the way up to true HD streaming.
The University’s investment in high definition capabilities is just the latest in a series of investments all designed to improve the fan experience. In addition to baseball, the new technology will also be used for home football games as well as select, basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball events.
“We are very excited to showcase our student athletes and teams in high definition,” said Tom Kleinlein, director of Athletics at Georgia Southern. “Whether you are a fan in California or a member of the military stationed in Afghanistan, you can now watch a Georgia Southern game in high definition from anywhere with an Internet connection. This is not only an investment in our program, but an investment in improving our fan experience.”
In addition to athletics, HD video is benefiting other areas of the University. Georgia Southern now offers live video of Commencement, research and even concerts and performances to viewers via its online University TV service (www.Georgiasouthern.tv). GeorgiaSouthernTV will also be an additional location to watch replays of Georgia Southern athletic events. Georgia Southern will begin replaying events Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
“This is just the beginning,” says Berger. “Our goal is to continue to increase the amount of high quality content via online streaming to Georgia Southern fans, alumni and friends around the world.”
Georgia Southern alumni and fans can watch the high definition broadcast tonight (March 8) when the Eagles take on Wofford at 6:00 p.m. ET. Visit http://www.gseagles.com to view the broadcast.