WCHA Announces League-Wide Live Game Streaming
CHN Staff Report
With the seismic changes in college hockey that stripped the WCHA of its most storied programs, the league is looking to innovate.
The 62-year old conference announced today a partnership with America ONE Sports that will make available streaming video of all WCHA games. The initiative is being dubbed WCHATV. Games will be available on PCs, tablets and mobile devices.
The games will be accessible through the league web site, team web sites, or Americaonesports.com. Most games will be available in High Definition.
“This is a tremendous development for the WCHA and its member men’s teams,” commissioner Bruce McLeod said, “and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with America ONE Sports to showcase our league, our universities, teams and student-athletes, our outstanding on-ice product and our long and proud tradition to fans everywhere. I want to commend both Bruce LeVine and the great folks at America ONE Sports and the leadership of our member teams for bringing live WCHA hockey to fruition.”
Each live event can be viewed beginning 10 minutes prior to start time.
Three price levels are being made available: Day Pass, Monthly Pass or Full Season Pass. All passes include on-demand viewing. Only live events can be viewed on mobile devices. A Day Pass gives you access to all games on that night for $8, plus an extra $1 for mobile viewing. A Monthly Pass gives you 30 days of viewing for $45. A Full Season Pass costs $150, or $125 if purchased by Oct. 1.
Monthly or Season Passes comes with on-demand access for previous 30 days events.
While the other conferences, including Hockey East and the new NCHC and Big Ten, have established nationwide broadcast deals, this is the first league-wide Internet streaming deal of its kind.