York College Partners with Stretch Internet for Spartan Athletic Broadcasting
YORK, PA – The York College Athletic Communications office is proud to announce a new partnership with Stretch Internet to provide live web casting of the 2012-13 Spartan athletic teams. The agreement allows Spartan athletic teams to be viewed on a variety of platforms including mobile devices, a first for the York College athletic program.
“We are thrilled to be working with Stretch,” states long-time Director of Athletic Communications Scott Guise. “We will now be able to reach people who might not have been able to access our video in the past. I am thrilled to provide our video broadcasts to traditional viewers and also fans who want to watch on various mobile platforms.”
Stretch, a provider for a number of schools throughout all three NCAA divisions, allows viewers to see the Spartans like never before. If you can view YouTube clips on your device, you will be able to access Stretch Broadcasts.
York College will use Stretch to broadcast men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball in the fall, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and swimming in the winter followed by men’s and women’s lacrosse in the spring. Softball and baseball will now have audio broadcasts available for selected games in the spring.
“I think we have a great product and Stretch will help us expand our reach,” states Guise. “As our geographic footprint expands with alumni and parents, Stretch gives us the ability to reach those people in a way that we were unable to previously.”
In addition to live game broadcasts, Spartan highlight videos, student-athlete and coach interviews, and various other athletic oriented videos will be available on-demand courtesy of the Stretch system.
“The functionality of the product is truly amazing,” says Guise. “This is a company that will really help us continue to grow the York College Athletic brand. We are excited to partner with such an outstanding company.”
Stretch was founded in 2003 and boasts well over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and collegiate conferences as active clients.
The Spartans’ first Stretch broadcast will be on August 31 when the York College field hockey squad opens the season at 5:00 pm. All Stretch broadcasts can be accessed through the Spartan Athletic website at www.ycpspartans.com.