CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Athletics is pleased to announce an agreement with ONE World Sports that will see five home events broadcast on the network in 2016.
Harvard men's and women's hockey will be featured on the network, allowing for increased exposure of the Harvard Athletics brand and its student-athletes through ONE World Sports. The agreement will feature the broadcast of three men's hockey games and two women's hockey contests, and all five productions will be simulcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
"While ice hockey continues to grow in popularity in the United States, it is the leading sport in Canada and there are nearly 1.5 million participants worldwide competing," said Joel Feld, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production. "When we learned that nearly one-third of the ice hockey players at Harvard and its opposing teams were from outside the United States, we saw these collegiate match-ups as a great complement to our current KHL and CHL coverage and a way to showcase these competitions nationally."
The Harvard men's and women's hockey teams are each ranked in the national polls at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, and currently sit in the top-five of the ECAC Hockey standings. Both programs also boast a top-five defense at the national level.
"We're excited to feature both of our successful ice hockey teams on ONE World Sports and gain exposure for our athletes and programs on a growing distribution network," said Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production at Harvard Athletics. "We're always looking for new ways to tell our story – what makes Harvard University and the Ivy League different and special in the world of college athletics – and this is a great opportunity to share our story by expanding the reach of our in-house broadcasts."
ONE World Sports is America's Network for Global Sports, producing best-in-class, captivating live sports content from around the world. With multi-platform capabilities and superior production quality, ONE World Sports is one of the fastest growing independent sports networks available throughout the United States. Currently available to more than 30 million homes nationally on cable, telco and satellite, ONE World Sports delivers live and exclusive coverage of some of America's most popular sports played professionally outside the USA -- basketball, baseball, golf and ice hockey -- plus sporting events with the largest global followings, including soccer and cricket.
ONE World Sports is distributed through Verizon FiOS, go90, DISH Network, Charter Communications, SONY PlayStation Vue, Cablevision's Optimum TV, Mediacom Communications, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, RCN and a growing number of systems through the NCTC. More information on ONE World Sports and its availability in particular markets can be found at www.oneworldsports.com or consumers can call their television distributor.
A full schedule of Harvard events set to be simulcast on ONE World Sports and the Ivy League Digital Network is below. Please note that the broadcast schedule is subject to change.
For Harvard Athletics' complete television broadcast schedule, click here.
Harvard Athletics on ONE World Sports/Ivy League Digital Network
Saturday, Jan. 30
Women's Hockey vs. Princeton