Thursday, August 25, 2016

A few CFB TV items coming into the 2016 regular season.

* I'll start doing guesses on the 12 day in-season picks starting on September 11th, which will be for games scheduled on September 24th.  There are a handful of games on 9/10 and 9/17 that have their start time set but are awaiting a finalized television outlet.  Typically these decisions reside in the same network family, such as "ABC or ESPN" or "ESPN or ESPN2".

* TV apps are becoming more useful for watching college football.  To be honest, it can be easier for me to flip between apps at times vs. going from apps to channels on my TV receiver.  Here's what I could find out several national sports networks and their offerings on Apple TV, Google Cast, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Several conferences, such as the Southland and OVC, have Roku channels available.  Also, some channels maybe be easily sent to a TV if you are using providers like Sling TV, Playstation Vue and TWC TV (which I have no idea how that's been affected with Charter/Spectrum taking over).

* BTN released their non-conference men's basketball TV schedule, with one game to be announced.  BTN will carry all four of the Big Ten controlled Gavitt Games while FS1 will have the Big East side.  My expectation is that other conferences will be releasing their conference TV schedules over the next few weeks.

* Sinclair's American Sports Network will stream select football games this year on their website.  Typically, these are games that would not be offered through ESPN3 and are not being sublicensed from ESPN.

* Campus Insiders and BAMTech are going to look for strategic partnerships, with BAM's tech features to be incorporated into Campus Insiders, so the LiveStream app might be changing for Google Cast users for CI.  BAMTech's backbone, used on several apps, is very friendly with nearly all castable hardware items.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I access BeIN Sports via FuboTV on Roku.