NJCAA Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Basketball Championships Ready for Prime Coverage on NJCAA TV
February 12, 2014
Official digital video network of the NJCAA to feature live broadcasts of select national championship events beginning Feb. 22nd
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After a very successful fall championship season, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is gearing up to broadcast select national championship events on its digital video network NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com), beginning Feb. 22nd with the semifinals of its 2014 NJCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship live from the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.
Following a robust upgrade with its digital streaming partner Volar Video, NJCAA TV viewership increased dramatically in November 2013 during its live coverage of eight fall championship events compared to 2012. Viewership for all broadcasts from the organization’s four soccer and three volleyball championships increased by over 100 percent (%). The greatest increase was seen in viewers of the Division I Men’s Soccer Championship where 9,511 viewers watched Iowa Western defeat Tyler (Texas) in the finals, which was a 316 percent (%) increase from 2012. The NJCAA Football Championship Game at the Mississippi Bowl also saw a 133 percent (%) increase in viewership as 57,120 viewers witnessed the Lions of East Mississippi defeat Georgia Military.
“Since the launch of NJCAA TV in the fall of 2009, we have seen significant viewership growth year after year,” said NJCAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Krug. “We expect our numbers to continue to grow thanks to the network enhancements from Volar Video as well as the fact that NJCAA TV has one of the greatest products in the world to showcase – NJCAA Championships, where young men and women compete at the highest level in pursuit of the glory and prestige of a national championship.”
In addition to live coverage of this year’s semifinals and finals of the NJCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, NJCAA TV will showcase the national finals of the NJCAA Wrestling Championships live March 1 from Spokane, Wash.
Throughout the month of March, NJCAA TV will provide live coverage of all 124 games from the NJCAA’s six basketball championship tournaments, beginning with the Division III ranks on March 13th. To assist viewers, NJCAA TV has created special access pages to the men’s basketball championships as well as the women’s basketball championships. These webpages also feature archived broadcasts from past NJCAA basketball championship tournaments that can be viewed at any time.
A complete NJCAA TV winter championship schedule is below. Broadcasts of each event are being made possible through the cooperation of each tournament host and their volunteer staff.
Information regarding advertising inventory for NJCAA TV can be obtained by contacting NJCAA Sports Properties Assistant General Manager Randy Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 NJCAA TV Winter Championship Broadcast Schedule
NJCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship
Feb. 22-23; Robert M. Conway Ice Rink, Troy, N.Y.
NJCAA Wrestling Championship (Finals)
March 1; Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Wash.
NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship
March 13-15; Paul Gerry Fieldhouse, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.
NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship
March 13-14; UCR Regional Sports Center, Rochester, Minn.
NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship
March 18-22; Mary Miller Gym, Danville, Ill.
NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship
March 18-22; Johnson County Cavalier Gym, Overland Park, Kan.
NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship
March 17-22; Bicentennial Center, Salina, Kan.
NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
March 17-22; The Sports Arena, Hutchinson, Kan.
About the NJCAA
Since 1938 the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has been the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. The NJCAA is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information visit www.njcaa.org.
About Volar Video
Volar Video is a digital video technology company whose proprietary software and production platform empowers clients to broadcast, stream, distribute and monetize events, sports and video productions at dramatically-reduced costs to traditional broadcasting. Led by an experienced team of production, software, marketing and sports executives, Volar Video delivers customized video solutions across television, computer and mobile platforms. Volar Video has offices in Lexington, KY and New York City. For more information, visit www.volarvideo.com.
Contact: Michael Teague, NJCAA Assistant Director of Media Relations