Calvin Partners With Stretch Internet To Stream Video of Games From Van Noord Arena
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Calvin is partnering with Stretch Internet and will be streaming live video directly to its Web site from the Van Noord Arena in 2010.
The first video stream to be sent to the Calvin Web site will be the January 6, 2010, Calvin-Hope men’s basketball varsity game. Calvin will stream the video and audio feed of the WGVU television broadcast for that game. Future home games in both men’s and women’s basketball as well as women’s volleyball will be a single-camera shot with house audio accompanying the video feed.
Calvin currently partners with Stretch Internet to provide audio broadcasts of Calvin sporting events. Making the move to provide both audio and video streaming with Stretch Internet is a positive move according to Calvin director of marketing and communications Phil de Haan.
“We are very pleased to partner with Stretch Internet for video streaming of our men’s and women’s athletic contests inside Van Noord Arena,” said de Haan. “We recently were able to complete the necessary technical infrastructure requirements for streaming video from Van Noord Arena and Stretch Internet was a logical partner for us once we reached that point. We are excited to give fans, parents and alumni a chance to view Calvin sporting events through the internet. “
Making the first-ever video stream a Calvin-Hope basketball game is also exciting said de Haan. “We know there is significant interest in the Calvin-Hope basketball games for both our men’s and women’s teams. We are not only excited to stream our men’s game with Hope on January 6, but also our home women’s game against Hope on February 3.”