Feb. 20, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
As part of a robust production agreement with ESPN, the St. John's Television Network (STJ-TV) will produce 17 St. John's baseball games that will be broadcast live in H.D. on ESPN3 this season. The Red Storm will have a total of 19 games on ESPN3 this season, including two additional broadcasts on the road against Georgia Tech.
Available to 83 million households nationwide, ESPN3 is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, through smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app, and through ESPN on Xbox. By way of providers like Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Verizon, all of New York and much of the Tri-State area now has access to ESPN3 programming.
STJ-TV produced three St. John's baseball games in H.D. last season that were delivered to CBS Sports Network for distribution on its national network, available to 99 million homes.
"This is an outstanding arrangement for our program," said head coach Ed Blankmeyer. "The added exposure created by the amount of games available on the national level will undoubtedly help with our recruiting. The three games that STJ-TV produced last year for CBS [Sports Network] were high-quality productions and served as a springboard for this agreement with ESPN."
Approximately 60 live events will be produced by STJ-TV by the end of the 2012-13 season as part of the agreement with ESPN, which represents the nation's most robust agreement between ESPN3 and any one college or university. The spring broadcast schedule alone features a total of 31 live events, including 17 baseball games, 10 softball games and four lacrosse games.
STJ-TV is able to produce four- and five-camera H.D. broadcasts with full graphics integration, instant replay and announcers to give fans a high-quality viewing experience. Each STJ-TV production is crewed by a 15-person team consisting of local television professionals and St. John's undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a video production course at the University.
2013 St. John's Baseball TV Schedule
Fri. Feb 22 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. 4 p.m. ESPN3
Sat. Feb 23 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. 2 p.m. ESPN3
Wed. March 13 FDU Queens, N.Y. 3 p.m. ESPN3
Sun. March 17 Holy Cross Queens, N.Y. 1 p.m. ESPN3
Fri. March 22 Pittsburgh Queens, N.Y. 3 p.m. ESPN3
Sat. March 23 Pittsburgh Queens, N.Y. 1 p.m. ESPN3
Sun. March 24 Pittsburgh Queens, N.Y. Noon ESPN3
Thurs. March 28 Cincinnati (DH) Queens, N.Y. Noon ESPN3
Sat. March 30 Cincinnati Queens, N.Y. 1 p.m. ESPN3
Mon. April 1 NYIT Queens, N.Y. 3 p.m. ESPN3
Wed. April 3 Wagner Queens, N.Y. 3 p.m. ESPN3
Tues. April 16 Albany Queens, N.Y. 3 p.m. ESPN3
Wed. April 17 Princeton Queens, N.Y. 6 p.m. ESPN3
Fri. April 19 Louisville Queens, N.Y. 6 p.m. ESPN3
Sun. April 21 Louisville Queens, N.Y. 1 p.m. ESPN3
Wed. May 1 Iona Queens, N.Y. 6 p.m. ESPN3
Sat. May 11 Notre Dame (DH) Queens, N.Y. Noon ESPN3
STJ-TV is St. John's University's newly-established broadcast platform, which generates live and on-demand video content for St. John's Athletics, including RedStormSports.com - the official athletics website of St. John's University - as well as third-party outlets. STJ-TV produced 13 live events during the 2011-12 season, all in full H.D., for outlets such as CBS Sports Network, SNY and ESPN3. A total of 110 live events will be produced by STJ-TV in 2012-13 with approximately 60 planned for third-party distribution.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and is accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is currently available to 83 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.