July 29, 2013

Crusader Vision Joins New Patriot League Network

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross athletic department has announced that all live video broadcasts on Crusader Vision will be moving to the new Patriot League Network (PLN) beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. The PLN is a collaboration of the Patriot League and Campus Insiders which will greatly expand the league’s video content and the reach of its digital programming. Under this multi-year agreement, the Patriot League will live-stream hundreds of its men’s and women's sporting events, add branded studio programming, develop sponsorship opportunities and grow distribution on multiple platforms and devices. All Crusader Vision and PLN content will be available free of charge.

Powered by Campus Insiders, the PLN will provide on-demand video content, as well as live-stream an unprecedented number of events and numerous interviews, feature stories and highlight packages throughout the year. PLN offers marketers with a unique opportunity to reach a targeted audience both regionally and nationally, as well as enhancing the league’s multimedia presence.

All Crusader Vision and Patriot League programming will be available through www.campusinsiders.com, the online destination and leading digital content syndication source for college sports, as well as through the Holy Cross and Patriot League websites. Campus Insiders, a partnership between Silver Chalice Ventures and IMG College, goes beyond the traditional sports media experience, giving dedicated fans an insider's perspective that includes behind-the-scenes content, original video programming (including hosts Bonnie Bernstein and Seth Davis) and live streaming events. Campus Insiders will incorporate Holy Cross and the Patriot League into its many existing distribution relationships, including partners on VOD, OTT and IP-Connected platforms. This partnership will also include the development and management of a comprehensive Patriot League Network portal on Campus Insiders’ website, mobile app and YouTube Channel.

Available to fans in mid-August, high-quality PLN content will be accessible on multiple devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, and will feature 10 unique channels of Patriot League action. Each of the league's institutions will have its own individual school-branded channel, while the Patriot League will offer a conference-wide channel featuring all available digital content. In addition, beginning in 2014, Campus Insiders will produce television-quality basketball and football games for PLN, as well as various other sports and championship events. The Patriot League will also provide reports and content from its PLN correspondent for Campus Insiders and PLN.

"The Patriot League features tremendous student-athletes and programs, as we are proud to be partnering with them," said Crowley Sullivan, general manager of Campus Insiders. "This is a great match of college sports content and Campus Insiders distribution platforms that will enable us to best serve the fans of the Patriot League and its member schools.”

Campus Insiders has similar content portals and agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference, Mountain West Conference and West Coast Conference, in addition to the University of Oregon.