RMAC, Stretch Internet partner to provide free live streaming service

RMAC, Stretch Internet partner to provide free live streaming service


Release courtesy of the RMAC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Commissioner Chris Graham announced that Stretch Internet is the live streaming provider for the RMAC and its 16 member institutions effective August 1.

For the first time in conference history, viewers will be able to watch RMAC contests free of charge. RMAC schools will broadcast all home football, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball contests through Stretch Internet. Schools will also be able to select home games in other sports to broadcast as well.

"Stretch is a leader in collegiate live streaming and we're excited about the partnership," Graham said. "It will provide us an enhanced platform to further display our student-athletes' athletic achievements. We're particularly excited to present our fans a chance to watch all RMAC games for free for the first time."

All home and conference games streamed can be found on the CSU-Pueblo portal HERE.

RMAC schools have offered broadband streaming of athletic events since 2008 using a pay-per-view model with a different provider.

Stretch Internet, based in Mesa, Ariz., was founded in 2003 by a former college athletics media relations professional who saw a need to provide affordable, high-quality streaming to college and university athletic departments. Since its formation more than 10 years ago, Stretch has expanded to provide services for more than 500 colleges and universities, high schools, professional sports organizations and non-sports entities. A devotion to utilizing the best streaming technology possible and providing a first-class presentation – backed by the best customer support in the business – have helped Stretch Internet become one of the largest and most respected streaming media specialists in the industry.

"We're thrilled to begin a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference," said Ben Gabrielson, Director of Business Development at Stretch. "We've built a platform that's designed specifically for the needs of conferences across the collegiate landscape. The conference, the member institutions and their fans are going to enjoy a rich game-day experience that's unlike any other at this level."

The contract between the RMAC and Stretch is for three years, going through the 2017-18 seasons.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.