CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Insiders (www.campusinsiders.com), the online destination and leading digital content syndication source for college sports fans, this week launches its schedule of live, exclusive college football games, as well as signature programs featuring two of the most well-known and well-respected college sports journalists - Bonnie Bernstein and Seth Davis.
Campus Insiders will stream live games and school-produced events across all sports from the Mountain West Conference, the Patriot League, and the West Coast Conference. Campus Insiders will begin streaming live college football games this season, starting with five exclusive Mountain West contests, to be broadcast on the Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders in High Definition. Additionally, Campus Insiders will broadcast ten more Mountain West football games in partnership with ROOT SPORTS. These contests will be available on the MWN, powered by Campus Insiders to markets outside of the ROOT SPORTS footprint. The Patriot League Network, powered by Campus Insiders will include broadcasts from 11 schools offering more than 250 events in the fall for football, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. Campus Insiders will broadcast a schedule of featured West Coast Conference Olympic sports including men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball.
The first Campus Insiders first live football game will be streamed on Saturday, August 31, with Eastern Illinois at San Diego State. Kick off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET with Rich Cellini calling the play-by-play and Ted Sundquist providing analysis.
Enhancing the Campus Insiders' lineup are the new marquee shows from Bernstein and Davis, each launching August 26 and available only on CampusInsiders.com.
"The Download with Bonnie Bernstein" is a live, daily look inside the world of college sports featuring news, studio analysis and debate, and incorporating viewer social media engagement in real-time. Produced from the acclaimed HARPO Studios in Chicago, the half-hour program streams daily, Monday through Friday, at 1 p.m. ET. Bernstein also serves as Vice President of Content and Brand Development for Campus Insiders.
"The Seth Davis Show" airs Mondays and Fridays from 1:30 - 2 p.m. ET, from Los Angeles and various remote locations, featuring in-depth guest interviews with some of the biggest names in college football, including Bob Stoops from the University of Oklahoma, Mack Brown of the University of Texas, Steve Spurrier of the University of South Carolina and Les Miles of LSU within the show's first weeks on-air. Viewers can also follow along via Twitter as Davis, also of Sports Illustrated, and his guests tweet live from the studio to answer questions and engage in an online dialogue.
Driving the debate, insights, and analysis of Campus Insiders will be the network's unprecedented roster of established journalists on the ground on campuses across the nation, with insider knowledge about their respective college teams and instantaneous access to breaking news. These "Insiders" - embedded within the fabric of the athletic programs they cover - will appear regularly within live and Video On Demand programming in order to deliver the most relevant news and information in the market.
In addition to all of the programming, Campus Insiders will unveil a robust written editorial component to its platform. Pete Fiutak - publisher of www.collegefootballnews.com - has joined Campus Insiders and will serve as the platform's Managing Editor. Fiutak will oversee the broad editorial offerings of a substantial collection of journalists from around the nation as he builds a service for college sports fans that will provide opinion columns, team and game previews, game reviews, bowl projections, March Madness coverage, and a constant flow of news and information addressing all of the issues of college sports.
With content available on multiple platforms and distribution points, including USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, YouTube, Synacor's cable, satellite and telecom customer portals, Dailymotion, MobiTV, OVGuide, blinkx and Roku, Campus Insiders reaches more than 23 million people on a monthly basis. The network launched its mobile application this summer, providing an interactive user experience with breaking news and video alerts, insider reports from college campuses, daily original programming and video-on-demand. The app is free to download and available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Campus Insiders is a partnership between IMG College, America's leading collegiate marketing agency, and Silver Chalice, whose chairman and founder is Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner, Jerry Reinsdorf. Crowley Sullivan, an award-winning producer and programming executive formerly for ESPN, was appointed General Manager of Campus Insiders this spring.
About Campus Insiders
Campus Insiders serves college sports fans by creating timely, relevant, and behind the scenes content, programming, products and destinations, and live events that go beyond the standard and give fans a unique, inside perspective, all delivered through the strength of a smart technology experience.
About First Round Media
First Round Media, LLC creates digital product experiences and video properties for digital distribution. The Company develops infrastructure, digital assets, and operations designed to create a leading digital platform for producing and distributing, audio-visual, college sports-themed content (including game highlights). First Round Media's first property is Campus Insiders, which showcases exclusive video content, national and local coverage, and in-depth analysis for college football and basketball.
First Round Media is a division of Silver Chalice New Media. The Silver Chalice team operates offices out of Boulder and Chicago, with additional satellite sales offices in New York and Los Angeles. Silver Chalice is an equal opportunity employer.
SOURCE Campus Insiders