Catch the NAIA National Tournament Online
February 28, 2006
THE NAIA AND XOS TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER TO BRING NAIA BASKETBALL TO THE WEB AND THE WORLD
First Time Ever, Video of 90 NAIA Basketball Tournament Games Streamed LIVE
Olathe, Kan. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today a partnership with XOS Technologies, a leading provider of sports technology solutions to professional and collegiate teams, leagues and conferences. XOS Technologies will exclusively stream live video and audio on the Internet of the NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s and Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships. The games will be available through College Sports Direct (CSD), the college sports programming resource developed by XOS Technologies.
XOS will offer exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s and Division II Women’s Tournaments on CSD. The NAIA Tournaments begin March 8-14 with coverage of the Division II Women’s Tournament, and continues March 15-21 with the Division I Men’s and Women’s Tournaments. Each game will be streamed live in its entirety and will also be available for on-demand viewing.
“We wanted to make our tournaments available to all of our avid fans, most of whom would have no other means of watching these games,” said Jim Carr, interim President and CEO of the NAIA. “We wanted to make sure that these fans had the best experience possible, which is why we chose to partner with XOS. Their reputation for quality video streaming made them our ideal choice.”
Three different subscription plans will be available for tournament coverage. Users can purchase the All-NAIA pass, which includes every game offered on CSD from all three tournaments for $49.95. Each of the three tournaments can be purchased separately for $29.95. Any single game can be purchased for $9.95. Fans can find more information, as well as NAIA tournament brackets and schedules at http://www.collegesportsdirect.com/.
“Bringing the NAIA tournaments to the Internet for the first time ever is an exciting opportunity,” said Nada Usina, President, Networks, XOS Technologies. “XOS makes it possible for our partners to broaden their fan base for every facet of college sports and we are particularly pleased to connect fans of NAIA tournament teams to live and on-demand basketball video programming.”
College Sports Direct, a XOS Technologies brand, is a college sports guide that delivers content and programming across multiple platforms, including Internet, Video-on-Demand (VOD), digital cable, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and wireless. This guide also provides fans of college sports with live streaming broadcasts of basketball, football and a broad range of other sporting events. A complete list of games and events can be found at http://www.naia.org/ or http://www.collegesportsdirect.com/.
XOS Technologies Inc. live video stream is available for the following three NAIA national championships:
March 8-14, 2006
15th Annual Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship – Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena, Sioux City, Iowa
March 15-21, 2006
26th Annual Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship – Oman Arena, Jackson, Tennessee
69th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship – Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri
About the NAIA
A leader in the development of student-athletes, the NAIA is committed to changing the culture of sport through Champions of Character. Founded in 1937, the NAIA continues to be a pioneer in implementing exceptional standards for academics, diversity, and character. Today, the NAIA sponsors 23 collegiate championships in 13 sports for its nearly 300 member institutions throughout the United States and Canada. For additional information visit http://www.naia.org/.
About XOS Technologies, Inc.
In its mission to offer one-stop technology solutions geared to help sports teams and leagues win on and off the field, XOS Technologies has developed four product lines – Digital Video Editing Coaching Tools, Facilities Design & Integration, XOS On-Line Fan Management Platform and XOS Total Ticketing & Donor Management Solution – which help teams and leagues integrate video, data, teaching and fan management technologies to assure maximum return on each technology investment. XOS Technologies’ audio, video, computer, software and Internet products can be found at practice facilities, arenas and on the road across the country. XOS’ more than 700 clients include teams in the NFL, AFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NCAA and NAIA. For additional information visit http://www.xostech.com/.