Big South Network to show events for free

August 5, 2013 

The Big South Conference officially re-launched Monday, with the site now fully integrating the Conference website and the Big South Network (BSN) as part of a joint venture between the league office and Webstream Sports. In addition, the BSN - the Conference’s online video channel presented by corporate partner State Farm - is no longer a subscription service and all live and on-demand events can be viewed for free.

The dynamic redesign of the site and video service offers all visitors a one size fits all experience, one that can be seen through the web browsers of phones, tablets, laptops or desktops that adapt to best fit the desired display. In addition to the new look, the site features simpler navigation as well as an instant click to launch the Big South Network’s free live and on-demand offerings of the more than 900 events the Big South Conference and its member institutions have produced annually.

Viewership for the Big South Network increased annually under the previous subscription model, and now with free access for all video products, the Conference expects immediate growth.

“The Big South Conference has been a leader in the digital space ever since the inception of the Big South Network in 2005,” said Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. “This next generation of the BSN keeps us at the forefront in the industry in providing quality programming anytime and everywhere. We are very excited to air the 900+ annual live events that showcase our talented student-athletes on the BSN for free and on any device. We are also looking forward to our long-term partnership with WebStream Sports and TGFI, two recognized leaders in the digital industry.”

The new site, developed by TGFI, will continue to deliver the high level of information fans have come to expect, including news releases, statistics, schedules, standings, and championship details, as well as the Big South Online Merchandise Store. New social media integration - featuring quick access points to the Big South’s Twitter and Facebook feeds - are emphasized as well. A new component allows tailored Twitter feeds running alongside Big South Network video and buttons allowing fans to share site content directly into their own Facebook or Twitter accounts.

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