On March 16th and 17th, RPI TV will provide ECAC Hockey fans with a professional hockey broadcast, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ via online pay-per-view provider America One. RPI TV's broadcast will feature five camera angles, professional commentary, instant replays, scoreboard, stats, graphics, and more. CHN's Adam Wodon will team with former RPI head coach Dan Fridgen to call the games.
Viewers around the world will be able to watch each game live on any internet enabled computer through America One at a cost of $9.95 per game through www.ecachockey.com as well as www.americaonesports.com. Semi-finals will be broadcast at 4:30pm and 7:00pm on Friday, March 16th. On Saturday, March 17th, coverage of the consolation game at 4:30pm will be followed by the championship final at 7:00pm.
After the championship weekend, RPI TV will provide HD quality videos of the games for on demand viewing on their website, www.rpitv.org, at no cost to viewers. DVD and Blu-ray copies will also be available to order at this time.
RPI TV has been producing live broadcasts of RPI's home hockey games since 2005, but the ECAC Championship marks the first time the TV club will produce a live broadcast from an off campus location. Completely student-run television clubs like RPI TV are a rarity at college campuses. RPI TV's annual budget is funded solely through a portion of the Student Activity Fee levied on each RPI student.
"It's truly a unique opportunity for our members and everyone involved. We're extremely excited to raise the profile of RPI TV and ECAC Hockey through our exceptional student-produced broadcasts and free videos on demand," said RPI TV President Ben Vreeland. "It seems only fitting that a championship of student athletes is being broadcast by student television producers," said RPI TV Executive Producer Reilly Hamilton.
For more information about ECAC Hockey and the ECAC Hockey Championship, log onto www.ecachockey.com.Broadcast Schedule:
RPI TV will be selling DVD and Blu Rays of all of this weekends championship games, as well as a box set of the entire tournament. All proceeds go to support RPI TV and RPI TV