CU inks contract with Stretch Internet for web streaming
Friday, August 24, 2012
CU inks contract with Stretch Internet for web streaming

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has signed a contract with Stretch Internet for streaming of live video, stats and audio (when available) for Bulldog home events in 2012-13 beginning with the August 28 men’s soccer match against Tennessee Wesleyan.

Stretch Internet has become the industry leader in providing dedicated streaming solutions to college and university athletic departments, collegiate conferences, high schools and professional teams and organizations. Stretch provides real-time access to listener and viewer stats as well as mobile streaming to fans with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The Cumberland portal with Stretch Internet may be accessed through the Game Central link just below the current stories at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com. On that page fans will find a list of events, home and away, with listings for available items such as Video, Audio and Stats.

Home events will link directly from that page to the Cumberland portal at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cu.portal#, where a list of events will appear in the box on the right side of the page. Click on Watch for video and Live Stats for the current stats from that game or match. If fans access the portal on a desktop or laptop (not an IPad), they will be able to watch the video on the left side of the screen and the stats on the right. Mobile devices can access only one menu item at a time.

The August 28 men’s soccer match and volleyball matches on August 31 and September 1 will be free for all to watch. Fans will be asked to register for each event with an email address along with a username and password. Starting with the September 6 women’s soccer match against Martin Methodist, viewing will cost $5 per soccer match or $30 for the season for each sport. Football games will cost $10 per game or $50 for the season. Fans must register with their credit card information to pay for these services. All home volleyball matches will be free for the 2012 season.

All home men’s and women’s basketball and all home baseball games will cost for viewers, while all softball home games will be free for viewing. Prices for those sports will be announced closer to the start of the respective seasons.