Live Audio and Video Webcasts of January 9th Men's and Women's Doubleheader against St. Josephs; and January 30th Men's game against Old Westbury
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State Athletics Department will be teaming up with Sports Radio Network (www.sportsradionet.com) and T & D Sports Video Productions (www.tdsportsvideo.com) in 2006, to provide live audio and video web-casts of select men's and women's basketball games during the second half of the 2005-06 basketball season.
An audio and video stream of each game will be webcasted live via the internet. All coverage can be accessed from Farmingdale State's (http://www.farmingdalesports.com), Sports Radio Network's (http://www.sportsradionet.com) and T & D Sports Video Productions (http://www.tdsportsvideo.com) official web-sites. The webcasts will also be made available on-demand at the conclusion of the games.
The Video webcasts will offer an exciting change for Farmingdale State's Athletics. Athletic Director Mike Harrington is excited to see the programs improve each year, "we love to expose our student-athletes, at the Division III level its tough to get your name out there, especially since we are a small school who moved up into the NCAA just five years ago." The program is moving in the right direction.
In 2003, Farmingdale State's women's basketball team received a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Last season, the men's basketball team went undefeated in the conference during the regular season. To add to that, Farmingdale State had their first NCAA Champion last year in Indoor Track, they are close to finishing up the new baseball stadium and just added women's lacrosse as the 16th Intercollegiate sport. According to Associate AD Tom Azzara, "the department is excited to broaden the exposure of our athletics programs and we hope to expand further after seeing the type of feedback we receive from the broadcast."
Sports Radio Network will be webcasting Farmingdale State's men's and women's basketball double-header against Skyline Conference rival St. Joseph's College on January 9th, 2006. The broadcast will begin shortly before the women's 5:00pm tip-off, while the men's game will follow, tentatively schedule for 7:00pm. Farmingdale has also decided to broadcast the men's basketball game against SUNY rival, Old Westbury, on Monday, January 30th with coverage beginning shortly before 7:00pm.
"We are excited to team up with Farmingdale State," said play-by-play announcer and Sports Radio Network's CEO Rob Goldenberg. "The internet will give us the ability to offer the most comprehensive coverage possible with our audio and video webcasts of the games, and will also continue to develop the importance of the internet and its emergence as a legitimate form of broadcast media."
Sports Radio Network - a full service broadcasting outlet for amateur and professional sports - has been broadcasting live sporting events and other sports entertainment for the last four years. Using the internet as its medium, the company has reached fans in more than 15 countries, including Canada, Israel, Australia, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Belgium with their coverage of the United States Basketball League (USBL) and the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL).
For the past ten years, T & D Sports Video Productions, a full service video production company that services high school and college athletic programs with professional video tapes T & D's crystal clear videos have allowed coaches and athletes to analyze their own performances, providing the needed edge to excel on the court.
Their partnership originally began in 2003 when they covered the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) women's and men's basketball championship games, providing live audio coverage via the internet, as well as distributing the game throughout the tri-state area for a tape-delay television presentation.
This past year T & D Sports and Sports Radio Network teamed up to produce a High School Football Game of the Week exclusively for the internet with. An audio stream of each game was webcasted live via the internet, and then a video stream was aired on a tape-delayed, pay-per-view basis later that same day.
They will be announcing a complete high school basketball schedule later this month.
Sports Radio Network
Date of Press Release - 12/21/05