September 24, 2013
Fans will be able to watch WCHA games live throughout the season
MADISON, Wis. – With the dawning of a new era in its storied 62-year history, the men's Western Collegiate Hockey Association today announced an exciting new partnership with America ONE Sports and its first-ever conference-wide broadband initiative. WCHA TV powered by America ONE Sports will provide fans around the world an opportunity to watch league-member games live throughout the 2013-14 season via broadband telecast distribution to their PC and MAC computers and iOS and Android devices.
WCHA TV powered by America ONE Sports will enable fans from Bowling Green to Fairbanks and Huntsville to Houghton to watch every game of the regular season live and on-demand, including all 140 conference match-ups. Fans will be able to access WCHA TV powered by America ONE Sports via portals at WCHA.com, americaonesports.com and through the official athletic websites of all WCHA member men's teams. Most games will also be available in High Definition.
"This is a tremendous development for the WCHA and its member men's teams," said Commissioner Bruce M. McLeod, "and we couldn't be more excited to partner with America ONE Sports to showcase our league, our universities, teams and student-athletes, our outstanding on-ice product and our long and proud tradition to fans everywhere. I want to commend both Bruce LeVine and the great folks at America ONE Sports and the leadership of our member teams for bringing live WCHA hockey to fruition."
"America ONE Sports is honored to partner with such a tradition-rich conference as the WCHA," said Bruce LeVine, America ONE Sports Director of Programming. "We look forward to working with the conference and its 10 member schools to bring top grade college hockey via state of the art technology to fans around the world."
Subscribers to WCHA TV powered by America ONE Sports will be able to access games through traditional web browsers on PC and MAC computers and iOS and Android devices. Requirements for viewing games are available at the America ONE test site at: http://support.americaone.com/index.php?/Troubleshooter/Step/View/1. Each live event may be viewed beginning 10 minutes prior to start time and all events are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Fans can buy any of three pass levels – Day Pass, Monthly Pass or Full Season Pass (see special Full Season Pass offer below) – for either mobile or PC/MAC devices. All passes include on-demand viewing. Any pass purchased will allow fans to watch all WCHA events played in WCHA venues during that time period. Only live events can be viewed on mobile devices. For each game sold on a pay-per-view/pass system basis to individual users throughout the season, the price structure for the regular season is as follows:
a. Day Pass – 24 hours (Noon ET of the day purchased to Noon ET of the next day): $8 per pass plus a $1 daily option for mobile delivery. Day Pass makes available all games from any given night and comes with on-demand from the previous 24 hours.
b. Monthly Pass – viewing for 30 days from day of purchase: $45 per pass plus a $1 daily option for mobile delivery. Monthly or Season Passes comes with on-demand access for previous 30 days events. Purchase Monthly Pass
c. Full Season Pass – $150 per pass plus a $1 daily option for mobile delivery. If purchased by October 1, a Full Season Pass is available at a special price of $125. Monthly or Season Passes makes available on-demand games from the previous 30 days. Purchase Full Season Pass
America ONE Sports is a world leader in LIVE Broadband Sports, bringing fans more than 5,500 live and exclusive events per year from over 100 colleges across the United States, and live professional sports including hockey, football and soccer from 70 teams and hundreds of pro leagues from Asia and Europe. America ONE Sports is owned and operated by ONE Media Corp., a privately owned company based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. The company also owns and operates ONE World Sports, a sports network delivering exclusive world-class sports live from around the globe; ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport technology and services solution; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast television network.
As college hockey's most tradition-rich and successful conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association marks its 62nd season of competition in 2013-14. Home to a record 37 men's national championship teams, a record 16 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winners and more than 350 All-Americans and 450 National Hockey League alums since its founding in 1951, WCHA men's member teams are the Alabama Huntsville Chargers, Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, Alaska Nanooks, Bemidji State Beavers, Bowling Green Falcons, Ferris State Bulldogs, Lake Superior State Lakers, Michigan Tech Huskies, Minnesota State Mavericks and Northern Michigan Wildcats.
For more information please visit:
WCHA – www.wcha.com
America ONE Sports – http://www.americaonesports.com
WCHA on America ONE Sports – http://www.americaonesports.com/package_wcha.asp
University of Alabama in Huntsville – http://www.uahchargers.com
University of Alaska Anchorage – http://www.goseawolves.com
University of Alaska – http://alaskananooks.com
Bemidji State University – http://www.bsubeavers.com
Bowling Green State University – http://www.bgsufalcons.com
Ferris State University – http://www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com
Lake Superior State University – http://www.lssulakers.com
Michigan Technological University – http://www.michigantechhuskies.com
Minnesota State University – http://www.msumavericks.com
Northern Michigan University – http://www.nmuwildcats.com