All NKU Men's & Women's Basketball Games to Be on ESPN3 Because of New HD Trailer
The Atlantic Sun Conference office, Northern Kentucky University and ESPN have coordinated to assemble a high-definition production trailer for NKU to use on its live broadcasts.
"An HD production trailer was the next step in the evolution of Northern Kentucky's live digital coverage of its athletic events," said Director of Athletics Ken Bothof. "All home men's and women's basketball games and various other events will now be carried on ESPN3, which provides access to over 92 million homes.
For nearly the last 16 months, members of the A-Sun league office, Northern Kentucky's media services, athletic communications, and athletics business departments, and representatives from ESPN, Ross Video, Redman Trailers, and AVI Systems collaborated to create a production trailer that allows NKU to broadcast HD quality events.
"I'd like to thank everyone involved in making the production trailer a reality," continued Bothof. "Undertaking a project of this magnitude is not an easy task, but the vision and understanding of the importance of digital media by the Atlantic Sun office helped make this possible."
"Northern Kentucky was positioned very well for a production trailer thanks to the groundwork laid by Bill Farro, Doug Wells, Wes Akers, NKU's media services department and the electronic media and broadcasting program over the last several years," said Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and Media Services Bryan McEldowney. "Coupling their experience with an HD trailer and ESPN graphics will position NKU's broadcasts among the best in the nation."
Per an agreement between the conference office and ESPN, this season's men's and women's basketball games will be carried on ESPN3.
The potential exists for future Norse athletic events to be carried on ESPN's digital platform as well. However, all broadcast events for NKU not carried on ESPN3 can be found on ASun.tv, which is powered by America One.
The addition of the production trailer is part of a long list of changes to NKU's digital media in the last six months. Northern Kentucky recently released a redesigned NKUNorse.com, which more prominently features Norse video and social media content.
In August, NKU also added a Director of Communications, providing Northern Kentucky Athletics with an individual to coordinate all athletic video efforts.
From Northern Kentucky University