Northeast-10 Conference announces NE10 NOW streaming service

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast 10 Conference and Saint Anselm College have announced that the 2018-19 academic year will be the inaugural season of NE10 NOW, a high-quality streaming service for fans across the country to watch sporting events of the league's 15 member institutions.

The NE10 has partnered with Stretch Internet, expanding its relationship with PrestoSports to include a comprehensive, conference-wide video streaming service for athletic and campus events – gaining the ability to broadcast each of the events on the custom-developed NE10 NOW platform. The network will be available for use on Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. 

Beginning on Nov. 9, NE10 NOW will be live for the start of men's and women's basketball season, before transitioning to men's and women's lacrosse in the spring. It is part of a three-year release plan that will eventually introduce all 24 NE10 sponsored sports to the network. 

 "This partnership has already allowed our parents, alumni and fans the ability to watch Saint Anselm College broadcasts in high definition this fall," said Griffin Spencer, Director of Athletic Communications at Saint Anselm College. "With the continued growth of the network in coming years, our fans should see a consistent production from all NE10 members in terms of production value and quality." 

"The extension of our relationship with PrestoSports to now include their Stretch Internet solution marks an exciting step forward for the NE10," said Julie Ruppert, NE10 Commissioner. "We are thrilled that we will be able to deliver high-quality HD broadcasts of NE10 sports to parents and fans, enabling us to showcase the athletic excellence of our student-athletes and their coaches." 

In addition, the NE10 will partner with BlueFrame Technology to provide Production Truck software to all 15 of its member schools. Each institution will utilize the software to more easily and professionally produce content for the league's new streaming platform. 

Once the NE10 NOW is fully implemented, member schools will stream over 1,500 productions annually across the wide-spectrum of 24 varsity sports that the NE10 offers. 

"Our members are excited to be utilizing BlueFrame Technology's Production Truck software," said Ruppert. "During the eight-month development phase of NE10 NOW, it quickly became evident to us that Production Truck is setting the standard for production features and ease of use. The implementation of a conference-wide production solution will ensure that our NE10 NOW viewers will enjoy a positive viewing experience, no matter who the home team is." 

For the expected release schedule through 2021-22, see below: 

2018-19

  • Complimentary streaming for NE10 championships.
  • Home basketball and men's/women's lacrosse broadcasts. 

2019-20

  • Complimentary streaming for all NE10 championships.
  • Home broadcasts for basketball and lacrosse. Field hockey, football, volleyball, cross country, swimming & diving, track & field added as championship events only. 

2020-21

  • Complimentary streaming for all NE10 championships.
  • All broadcasts above, while adding men's/women's soccer, baseball, softball and tennis. 

2021-22

  • Complimentary streaming for all NE10 championships.
  • Unlimited broadcasts per school. 

ABOUT THE NE10

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.  

ABOUT PRESTOSPORTS & STRETCH INTERNET

Stretch Internet and PrestoSports recently combined forces to become PrestoSports. As the leading provider of web and mobile solutions, streaming video, stats management and other services, PrestoSports provides a comprehensive set of solutions to more than 1,400 college and university athletic programs. The company operates under the PrestoSports, SIDHelp, Stretch Internet, PrestoStats and PrestoCamps brand names. PrestoSports is a division of Clubessential Holdings, LLC. 

ABOUT BLUEFRAME

BlueFrame Technology is the only end-to-end live streaming technology provider specialized for the sports market. Founded in June 2015 with 4 employees and 120 customers, BlueFrame has expanded to 16 employees and over 600 customers servicing over 100,000 live broadcasts. BlueFrame services all levels of sports organizations with the majority of our clients in the collegiate sports market. For more information, visit www.blueframetech.com.