STJ-TV To Produce 17 Red Storm Baseball Games For Broadcast On ESPN3|
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