Thursday, December 01, 2011

NCAA launches new iPhone App

From NCAA/Turner Sports - 

NCAA Digital Launches NCAA® Sports, a Year-round College Sports iPhone App to Feature
Exclusive Live Video Streaming of More Than 60 NCAA Championship Events also launches new mobile website for touchscreen mobile devices

Turner Sports and the NCAA announced today the launch of NCAA Sports, a new iPhone app that provides in-depth regular season coverage of college football and basketball, as well as NCAA championship coverage of all NCAA sports.  In addition, NCAA Sports offers fans exclusive live video streaming of more than 60 NCAA championship events including Division II football, Divisions II and III wrestling, Divisions I, II and III field hockey, Divisions II and III men’s and women’s soccer,  and Divisions II and III women’s volleyball. Turner-hosted is also unveiling a new mobile website for touchscreen phones (iPhone, Android, etc.), accessible via your mobile browser. The new mobile website will allow fans to get live scores, schedules, news, rankings and video recaps suitable for the mobile screen.

For fans on the go, NCAA Sports provides college sports news and scores throughout the year, with live and on-demand video coverage of NCAA championships. Users also will be able to virtually check into games and chat with friends via Facebook and Twitter.  NCAA Sports is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod Touch.

“With the launch of the NCAA Sports iPhone app and the new mobile website, we’re giving  college sports fans greater access to NCAA championship and regular season content than ever before,” said Mark Johnson, vice-president of Turner Sports’ NCAA Digital group. “College sports content is underserved in the mobile space right now and we’re excited to offer fans mobile products that are 100% dedicated to college sports.”

"NCAA Sports is the next step in providing fans with more convenient digital access to many NCAA championships.  We've seen the success with March Madness on Demand and other initiatives over the years and are excited to launch these new features for fans of our other NCAA championships,” said Greg Shaheen, NCAA interim executive vice president for championships and alliances.

“The NCAA Sports mobile app will provide live game streaming, interactive opportunities and access to more championship information,” Shaheen added. “This new mobile capability also will broaden the NCAA audience and overall reach with messaging whether fans are at the championship or viewing from another location."

To kick-off the live game streaming, NCAA Sports will feature live finals coverage of: Divisions I, II and III women’s field hockey, Divisions II and III men’s and women’s soccer, National Collegiate men’s water polo and Divisions II and III women’s volleyball.  The live video streaming coverage also will include Division II football quarterfinal games on December 3.

Additionally, the mobile website is now available for touchscreen devices by typing in your address bar. Fans have the opportunity to follow their favorite NCAA sports and receive live scores, schedules, video recaps and interviews with the same feel as the home site – 

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