Stadium Launches 24/7 Network With Live Events, Daily and Original Studio Programming
Stadium, the first-of-its-kind, 24/7, multi-platform sports network is now officially live and available for free on WatchStadium.com and PlutoTV. The network will run 24 hours a day, integrating and moving among first class live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming.
A sample of the live and on-demand programming lineup over the next 10 days on Stadium’s 24/7 digital platform includes:
- Stadium’s three signature studio shows, Inside the League, Campus Insiders and The Rally, live at 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Monday-Friday.
- Conference USA college football doubleheader on 9/2: Alabama A&M takes on UAB, as the Blazers make their historic return following the elimination of the program, followed by Major Applewhite’s debut as Houston’s coach as they take on UTSA.
- One-hour college football kickoff special previewing the upcoming season and featuring insiders from campuses across the country.
- One-hour Floyd Mayweather / Conor McGregor special featuring guest interviews, including undisputed light welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and hosted by Stadium’s own MMA expert, Dave Ross.
- Several live Patriot League women’s and men’s soccer games and women’s volleyball matches.
- Full game replays of the best performances from this season’s potential Heisman candidates, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and JT Barrett.
“We stand alone in our ability and enthusiasm for taking the concept of a television style 24/7 network into a new digital marketplace and aligning our distribution with current fan behaviors and next generation platforms,” says Stadium CEO Jason Coyle.
Viewers can access the 24/7 digital feed nationally via WatchStadium.com, the Twitter app on connected devices, or the OTT platform, Pluto TV, on Channel 207. Stadium iOS and Android apps, as well as additional connected devices and distribution partners, will be released in the coming weeks.
“Watching your favorite team at home with friends and family is probably the next best thing to watching it in person,” says Tom Ryan, CEO of Pluto TV. “We’re excited to bring all of Stadium’s live sporting events to Pluto TV viewers in high definition, streaming for free to connected TV devices nationwide.”
“We’re excited to be a part of this innovative launch bringing Stadium’s 24/7 sports programming to Twitter,” says Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Sports fans on Twitter will enjoy free access to Stadium’s mix of live sports, live original studio programs and on demand events and be able to join the real-time conversation around this premium content.”
In addition to the several hundred live games found on the linear network, WatchStadium.com also gives fans access to an additional 2,500+ college games, including exclusive football, men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball events from conferences such as the Mountain West, West Coast Conference, Patriot League, Conference USA and Southern Conference, all available live and on-demand. Additional on-demand content includes highlights, quick-hits, in-depth analysis and original long and short-form programming.
In the coming weeks, Stadium Plus programming will also be introduced. Stadium Plus includes over 500 exclusive live games, classic events, and commercial-free Stadium TV re-airs and VOD content for a monthly fee of $4.99. The over-the-air launch of the 24/7 network is slated for next month.