Watch home games streamed liveFebruary 28th, 2012 | Sports | No Comments »
Story, picture and video by Renita Naraine.
Whether you are an enthusiastic, spirited student or a proud parent, it is hard to attend every sports event or home game, but Durham College and UOIT have you covered. Lords TV and Ridgebacks TV stream live home games for their team’s beloved fans who are unable to attend.
Sase Narayan, the producer for the live streaming of the events said, “Our mandate at the department is to stream every home game, as much as we can.”
This season fans can watch DC’s volleyball and basketball games on the college’s website, and hockey games streamed from the arena, on UOIT’s website.
Narayan said the streams usually get the attention of up to 500 people during the games, but bigger events can attract many more.
Last year Durham College was host to the CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. The streamed event was their biggest broadcast that catered to over 20,000 viewers nationwide.
The only times they may not be able to stream a game is if there is a technical outage or a limited amount of staff on a specific day. Both schools have separate streaming so there is rarely a conflict of same day games.
Narayan said streaming the games is great for the school because it gives exposure to sports we have on campus. It also showcases the talents of our athletes to a worldwide audience, including parents and friends who can’t physically attend the games.
He said the next step for Lords TV and Ridgebacks TV is to begin working and streaming with Riot Radio.
Narayan gives us more information about why it is important to stream the games and how to get online, to watch and support our DC and UOIT teams.