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New and Improved NJCAA TV Set to Deliver Live Coverage of Select Fall Championships
 October 31, 2013

Official digital video network of the NJCAA to feature live broadcasts of eight fall national championships beginning Nov. 7th

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  — The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), through its multimedia rights entity NJCAA Sports Properties, is proud to announce its upcoming broadcast schedule of select fall championship events on its digital video network NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) as well as further enhancements stemming from its recent partnership with Volar Video.

Launched in the fall of 2009, NJCAA TV is the home for live video coverage of NJCAA Championships. After spending the previous two years on the iHigh.com system, NJCAA TV was upgraded in August 2013 to Volar Video’s new proprietary software and robust streaming platform.

The upgrade to the Volar Video system results in a better viewing experience for fans wanting to watch the best student-athletes in the NJCAA compete for the glory and prestige of a national championship. Enhancements that will be noticeable to viewers include improved video quality due to upgraded streaming software, multi-camera switching, custom graphic packages and multi-platform delivery to provide fans the option to watch broadcasts on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and smart TV’s.

“We have been looking forward to the 2013 Fall Championships of the NJCAA since we launched the upgrade to Volar in August,” said NJCAA TV Assistant General Manager Randy Phillips. “The experience for the NJCAA TV viewer will be tremendous compared to last year and the student-athletes and teams competing at these national tournaments are going to be featured like never before.”

Live broadcasts of select fall national championships on NJCAA TV will take place throughout the month November. The Division III Women’s Soccer Championship from the campus of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, N.Y., kicks off the fall championship broadcast schedule on November 7th.

“This is one of the most exciting times of the year,” said NJCAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Krug. “Coaches and student-athletes have been preparing for months for the opportunity to compete for a national championship. It is only fitting that we do our best to showcase their efforts and the great events our championship hosts facilitate for our member colleges. Thanks to NJCAA TV, along with our new partnership with Volar Video and the success of NJCAA Sports Properties, our primary goal of advancing two-year college athletics is reaching new heights.”

Broadcasts from each championship event is made possible through the cooperation and support of each tournament host and their volunteer staff. The NJCAA and NJCAA Sports Properties thanks all parties involved at these championship events for their efforts in assisting NJCAA TV showcase the organization to a worldwide audience. 

Since its debut in August of 2009, NJCAA TV has experienced significant audience growth. The network spent the previous two years on the iHigh.com platform, providing the organization the ability to live broadcast select national championship events while also enabling member colleges to broadcast their regular season contests. For the 2012-13 season, NJCAA TV featured over 4,700 live broadcasts of national championship and regular season contests – a 40 percent (40%) increase from 2011-12. Even more impressive, NJCAA TV drew nearly 2 million visits (up 125%) from over 1.3 million unique visitors (up 265%) last year.

2013 NJCAA TV Fall Championship Broadcast Schedule

NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship
Nov. 7-10; on the campus of Tompkins Cortland CC in Dryden N.Y.
Live video of all games on NJCAA TV

NJCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Championships
Nov. 9; from Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Live video of both races on NJCAA TV

NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship
Nov. 14-17; on the campus of Herkimer County CC in Herkimer, N.Y.
Live video of all games on NJCAA TV

NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship
Nov. 15-16; on the campus of Rochester CTC in Rochester, Minn.
Live video of the final day of competition, including the championship match, on NJCAA TV  

NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship
Nov. 18-23; on the campus of Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas
Live video of all games on NJCAA TV

NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship
Nov. 18-13; hosted by Eastern Florida St. College in Melbourne, Fla.
Live video of all games on NJCAA TV

NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship
Nov. 21-23; on the campus of Owens CC in Toledo, Ohio
Live streaming of all matches on NJCAA TV  

NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship
Nov. 21-13; hosted at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo.
Live streaming of all matches on NJCAA TV  

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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 31, 2013
Contact: Mark Krug, NJCAA Director of Media Relations &
Assistant Executive Director
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