Boston Univ. Launches Sports Podcasting - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Boston Univ. Launches Sports Podcasting

Email




by Ronald Roach

Boston Univ. Launches Sports Podcasting

BOSTON
Boston University is making video downloads of its athletic events and sports video content available through the Apple iTunes Music Store, making it the first school to use the popular Apple technology for sports broadcasting, according to school officials. Last month, BU introduced the new service with a video highlights podcast of a 4-1 BU victory over
the University of Massachusetts in the NCAA Hockey East Tournament quarterfinals.

The podcast downloads, averaging three-and-a-half minutes in length, were made available free of charge roughly one hour after BU hockey games during the NCAA tournament. School officials say last month’s podcasts helped fill a television coverage void in college hockey.

The school’s athletic department, home to 24 men’s and women’s varsity programs, expects to provide a variety of video podcasts of game highlights, interviews and content in other sports, particularly targeting its 250,000 alumni, 16,000 undergraduate students, 12,000 graduate students and 9,000 faculty and staff.

“With this service, our fans can now get the content they want and view it at their convenience,” says the university’s Director of Athletics, Michael Lynch. “We are proud of this offering and look forward to providing this advantage to our fans.”

In using the iTunes Music Store, subscribers are able to download video clips and transfer them to their handheld Apple iPod video players. For fans without iPod players, the video clips can be viewed on either laptop or desktop computers by using Apple’s free iTunes software.



© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com

RELATED ARTICLES >>
After Hearing, UNC Awaits NCAA Ruling in Academic Case The University of North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal. Now the case goes into yet another holding patt...
Baylor University Ordered to Provide Sex Assault Reports Dating to 2003 WACO, Texas — A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over to plaintiffs’ attorneys records of all cases of sexual assault and harassment since 2003 in a lawsuit against the nation’s largest Baptist school. A group of women is suing Baylor, ...
Former Panthers President Morrison Returns to Teaching COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Carolina Panthers president Danny Morrison is heading back to college. Morrison, the onetime athletic director at Wofford and TCU, will teach at the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sports M...
Student Leaders Want to Ban Athletes Convicted of Sex Crime SPOKANE, Wash. — Student leaders at Washington State University are asking administrators to adopt a policy that prevents the recruitment of any athlete who has been convicted of a sex-related crime. They sent the request in a letter in late June ...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *