Aug. 23, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara University, a member of Official College Sports Network (OCSN), and RealNetworks®, Inc (Nasdaq: RNWK), the global leader in Internet media delivery, have partnered just in time for the 2002 college soccer season. Santa Clara, along with more than 45 top colleges and universities, will bring exciting, multimedia content including live audio broadcasts of the best in college football, basketball, baseball, soccer and other sports to college sports fans across the Internet via a new subscription-only service called College Sports Pass.
This exciting college package will kick off the fall sports season by providing live audio coverage of Santa Clara men's and women's soccer, including the Aug. 30 season opener for the defending national champion women's soccer squad. College Sports Pass will also provide coverage of brand-name football games to fans everywhere via the Internet launching with defending national champion and pre-season No. 1 Miami (FL), nationally ranked Washington, Michigan State, Illinois, Arizona and more than 40 others.
Broncos fans will also be treated to audio and/or video from press conferences, coach's updates, highlight shows, live statistics breakdowns, league standings and other relevant programming as individually offered by school. For just $6.95 month subscribers will be treated to the highest bandwidth live broadcast yet available.
To sign up for the subscription, Santa Clara fans can go directly to the Broncos's official athletic site (www.SantaClaraBroncos.com), www.realone.com, or directly to their RealOne Player. A full list of participating colleges may be found at www.collegesports.com.
"With the addition of OCSN partners such as Santa Clara University, RealOne is solidifying its position as the preeminent sports destination online," stated Scott Ehrlich, Vice President, Media Acquisition and Distribution, RealNetworks, Inc. "By harnessing the best in both college and professional sports, we're able to provide Broncos fans with the ultimate in sports programming from their own school and national sources - only available on RealOne."
The action doesn't end with the soccer season, either. Member schools will provide subscribers with any sport that is covered by their media networks-whether it's basketball or any other sport broadcast via OCSN.
"Through College Sports Pass, Real and OCSN will be bringing the best-of-class multi-media content available on the Internet today to the most avid college sports fans," stated Jeff Cravens, OCSN President. "We're excited to not only introduce this program, but to work with RealNetworks and our universities to develop premium, exclusive content targeted at the most loyal fan base in sports."