Central Islip, N.Y. – The East Coast Conference, in partnership with BlueFrame Technology, announced on Thursday the release of ECC Network OTT (over-the-top) apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku devices. The ECC Network, the official digital streaming network of the ECC and its 10 member schools, was announced earlier this summer and will officially debut on August 31.
The new ECC Network apps, which are available as free downloads, offer a new and customizable viewing experience on smart TVs for fans of the ECC and its member schools. The live-first app design provides immediate access to the most timely content from across the network.
The ECC and each of the 10 member institutions also have their own channel in the app. Users are able to configure their favorite channels to quickly access live or archived broadcasts they wish to view.
In addition to the OTT apps, the ECC Network will be available by August 31 on computers and mobile devices at www.eccsportsnetwork.com.
"We are excited to take this next big step in our relationship with BlueFrame as we grow our new ECC Network," said ECC Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff. "This will be a great opportunity for our schools, student-athletes, and supporters to watch ECC action directly on their TV and also gives us another venue to promote the amazing achievements of our ECC members."
"BlueFrame is excited to provide more platforms to watch the ECC and its member schools," said Josh Braun, Director of Sales. "Not only will these platforms make it easy to find and view conference content, they will also bring a high quality TV viewership experience to ECC fans."
To download the apps, search for ECC Network on your device. For more information or to download the apps, click on the links below.
Amazon Fire TV
Apple TV (includes link to download through iTunes)
About the ECC
Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student-athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.); LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Felician University (Rutherford, N.J.), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.), Georgian Court University (Lakewood, N.J.), Holy Family University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kutztown University (Kutztown, Pa.), and Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, Tenn.).
The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men's and women's basketball; women's bowling; men's and women's cross country; men's and women's lacrosse; softball; men's and women's tennis; men's and women's indoor track and field; men's and women's outdoor track and field; men's and women's soccer; and women's volleyball.
The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student-athlete.
About BlueFrame Technology
• Production Truck: BlueFrame's proprietary live production and streaming software comes complete with four camera HD switching, four camera instant replay, sport specific graphics, social media sharing tools, and more. The ECC will capitalize on Production Truck's customizable graphics to consistently brand all of their broadcasts. The social media sharing tools in Production Truck allow producers to easily capture and share highlights from the full production to promote their live streams in real time and engage new audiences.
• vCloud: BlueFrame's cloud content management system provides the tools to put the ECC brand first. Broadcast poster image, network lead-in, and content aggregation are all configurable by broadcast, by member institution, or for the
whole network. The ECC Digital Network can leverage the network lead-in to have a member from each member institution welcome their viewership into every broadcast. vCloud provides the flexibility for each institution within the ECC to select the service that meets their cost and quality goals.
• Playback: ECC broadcasts can be viewed on desktop, on mobile, and now on internet-connected television devices anywhere in the world. ECC broadcasts will be available live and immediately archived for on demand viewership. This means fans of ECC can watch whenever, wherever, and on their platform of choice.
• Integration: By utilizing BlueFrame's end-to-end service, the ECC benefits from the seamless integration. When a broadcast is scheduled, it is immediately available for their producers in Production Truck as well as for viewers on all of their ECC branded presences.
BlueFrame Technology is the only end-to-end live streaming technology provider specialized for the sports market. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, BlueFrame services all levels of sports organizations by providing the software to put their brand and message first. For more information, visit www.blueframetech.com.