WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Penn College has partnered with Stretch Internet to become the live video streaming provider for Wildcats athletics, Penn College Assistant Director of Athletics Matt Blymier announced Thursday.
Penn College’s athletics events will be streamed in high definition for all home games for soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball and softball through Stretch’s portal, which can be accessed at athletics.pct.edu/live. Games are free to view.
“We are very excited to offer this feature to our fan base, parents and alumni,” Blymier said. “Stretch Internet is a great company to work with, both with their customer service and their desire to improve their product every year.”
Penn College will also continue its partnership with ESPN Radio-Williamsport to broadcast select home games for soccer, basketball, baseball and softball.
“We are also excited to welcome back ESPN Radio, which offers another medium for our fans to keep up with Penn College athletics,” Blymier said. “The combination of Stretch and ESPN is perfect for where we want to take this department.”
Features available with Stretch Internet include:
· Instant Highlights: This a new feature this year for Stretch users. Great plays can now be tagged and will appear in a highlight section on the portal.
· Wirecast Webcasting Software: The partnership with Stretch Internet comes with a license for Wirecast Webcasting Software which, among other things, will allow a scoreboard to appear on the video broadcast.
· Social Media Integration: Watching a game can become a communal experience, as fans can engage with others on the portal via the @PCTAthleticsTwitter handle.
· Anytime, Anywhere: Fans can view the GameCentral portal on just about any device – computer, tablet, phone and many Smart TVs – with a responsive experience customized for that particular medium.
About Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet, based in Mesa, AZ, was founded in 2003 by a former college athletics media relations professional who saw a need to provide affordable, high-quality streaming to college and university athletic departments. Since its formation more than 10 years ago, Stretch has expanded to provide services for more than 500 colleges and universities, high schools, professional sports organizations and non-sports entities. A devotion to utilizing the best streaming technology possible and providing a first-class presentation – backed by the best customer support in the business – have helped Stretch Internet become one of the largest and most respected streaming media specialists in the industry.