MIAC football games - and other sports - have a new one-site streaming video setup for the upcoming school year.
from the conference website:
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced on Tuesday the launch of the MIAC Sports Network powered by Hudl TV and BlueFrame Technology. The MIAC Sports Network will be the official streaming home of all MIAC events and championships.
The end-to-end digital streaming service is now available on the web (https://miacsportsnetwork.com/) along with streaming apps for television and mobile devices, including Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku (TV), iOS, Android (mobile), and Amazon Fire Tablet. The app can be found and installed free of charge by searching for the MIAC Sports Network.
“The MIAC is excited to begin this partnership with Hudl TV and BlueFrame Technology,” MIAC Associate Commissioner BJ Pickard said. “The MIAC Sports Network is going to provide fans with greater event access and video quality than ever before, making it easy to stream events and championships in one central location for all 13 member institutions across the conference.”
“We're thrilled that Hudl TV has been chosen to power the MIAC Sports Network,” said Ben Kant, Head of Streaming at Hudl. “Member schools will have the ability to monetize their livestreams and keep every fan connected to their teams through an easy-to-use, reliable platform. We're looking forward to creating a more engaging livestream experience for the MIAC and fans across the conference.”
Live games and events will begin streaming on the MIAC Sports Network this September.
I saw this on the D3 board and love the direction. I'm interested in small college sports and find myself streaming plenty of games. I prefer to use TV streaming devices like Roku, Firestick, and the Chromecast with remote, but it's hit and miss. A lot of schools don't air their games on TV friendly apps, and streaming on a laptop or phone just isn't a good product. I think having a top notch TV friendly streaming app can be a small revenue driver for some schools; or at least cheap marketing.
The MIAC had a dedicated app available on Roku and Firestick last year, but a lot of schools didn't participate. I believe the Johnnies offered their own streaming service and charged a $10 fee per game (which sucks) or season subscription. I suppose they can get away with charging a fee due to their popularity. Their game against Trinity in a couple weeks will probably draw well over 10,000 fans and there will probably be streaming demand from Texas.
I hope this new app is a big improvement over the old one. I become more and more interested in small college football the more money hungry FBS gets.