With the goal of enhancing the viewing experience for its fan
base, Emory University athletics has announced that BoxCast, LLC
will serve as the online video platform host for the
department’s home athletic webcasts.
Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, BoxCast has developed a plug-and-play box that allows anyone with a camera to stream standard and high-definition live video. The device then captures and transmits video to BoxCast’s secure cloud-based servers making the video available to be viewed on any number of devices including practically any smartphone, laptop or tablet computer.
Those who choose to watch the Emory webcasts in standard definition can do so at no charge. There will also be an option to upgrade to a high-definition version of the particular webcast for a nominal fee.
"We're really excited to work with Emory to make more games available in the highest quality to fans, parents and alumni," said BoxCast Vice President for Sports Development Mike Donlin. "We're committed to making schools more efficient in getting great video out there - and making sure that wherever there's a camera you never miss a memory."
This Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 31-Sept. 1), fans can see first-hand some of the improvements that BoxCast will provide, when a free trial high-definition version of the video stream will be available for both of the Emory men’s season-opening soccer games. The Eagles will battle Marian University (Wis.) on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m., before battling Mississippi College on Sunday in a 2:30 scheduled start.
“The investment that has been made on our end in upgrading
equipment and the services that BoxCast provides will boost the
athletic department’s video streaming capabilities,”
said Emory Sports Information Director John Farina. “We
are excited about the potential that we now possess when it comes
to streaming and look forward to delivering an outstanding product
to those who watch Emory webcasts.”
Fans can continue to access Emory’s webcasts through links on the main page, team schedule pages and the multimedia pull-down menu on EmoryAthletics.com.