Thursday, 31 January 2008

UVic Vikes Strike Live Video Streaming Deal

Vikes reach deal to broadcast remaining home games VICTORIA - The University of Victoria department of Athletics is pleased to announce a partnership with and Urban Networks, to broadcast the remaining home basketball games and playoff matches. The games are available live in streaming video, for free over the internet, making UVic the first Pacific Division institution to offer such a service. The broadcasts can be found online at: Vikes Streaming Video. The mediaManager software also allows user to watch archives of previous broadcasts. The Vikes piloted the broadcast for a January 18 game against the UBC Thunderbirds, and because of the success and demand decided to extend the broadcast agreement through the regular season and playoffs. "The UVic Vikes are the ideal partner to embrace the mediaManager broadcast platform," said Dave McIlory, Director, Sales and Marketing, Urban Networks and founder, "The Vikes have typically been ahead of the curve when it comes to online broadcast innovations, and and Urban Networks will escalate the Vikes video broadcasts to new heights." Peter Songhurst, the "Voice of the Vikes", will provide play-by-play commentary.

Broadcast schedule:
Feb. 1 vs. Saskatchewan Huskies - Women 6pm / Men 8pm
Feb. 2 vs. Alberta Golden Bears - Women 6pm / Men 8pm
Feb. 15-17: Canada West Men's Basketball Playoffs - TBA


About Urban Networks:
Urban Communications Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is a full service telecommunications company providing a range of next generation IP application services to residential and commercial clients in British Columbia. The Company’s services include developing and operating leased fibre optic networks, engineering design and construction of advanced telecommunications systems to facilitate delivery of video, telephone and broadband Internet services, outside plant and maintenance of the networks plus product sales. Urban Communications is a telecommunications integration company providing end-to-end, turnkey services to meet the demands of its diverse, national telecommunications customers who require the full scope of fibre, cable and wireless technical services. Urban Communications can deliver cost effective media rich solutions via state-of-the-art carrier grade infrastructure designed to reach both residential and business consumers.

About is a leader in web broadcasting and publishing. Following the SaaS (Software as a Service) model and open source architecture, develops the most advanced applications for self publishing of Internet audio and video. All software adheres to the strictest criteria; simplistic interface controls, mass market appeal and powerful enabling technology.


Mike Tucker
Vikes Communications Officer
University of Victoria | Athletics and Recreation
250-721-8725 P | 250-721-8956 F

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