Thursday, August 24, 2017
Surrey, BC – Yare Media Group Inc. announced today the successful launch of a revamped Canada West streaming service for the 2017-2018 season. Developed in collaboration with Canada West – the governing body for university sport in Western Canada – the CanadaWest.tv service will deliver over 1,100 sporting events produced by 17 schools across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The first regular season games are slated for Friday, when the 2017-18 CW men’s soccer season kicks off.
Earlier this year Yare and Canada West announced a multi-year partnership to expand streaming features to include high definition adaptive bitrates and new social media capabilities – including the ability to post video highlights in near real time. According to Evan Daum, CW associate director of communications and marketing, “The work to provide fans with the best viewing experience possible and to make sure we are ahead of the curve technologically is an ongoing process. With a partner like Yare we are confident we can continue to make significant strides to assure CW is showcasing our student-athletes in the best way possible.”
The new Canada West streaming service is offered in a responsively designed interface specifically designed for easy navigation on handsets. New features for the 2017 season include quad screen viewing (on PC and tablet) and condensed game viewing for football. Fans with Chromecast and Airplay technologies can display games in HD on their large screen TVs. The site is at http://www.canadawest.tv.
Canada West passes include:
- ALL-ACCESS – 1,100+ conference events, live and on demand for $60.99
- SCHOOL PASS – includes all events for a specific school, live and on demand for $44.99
- SPORT PASS – includes all events for a specific sport, live only for $35.99
- SINGLE GAME PASS – any single game live for $4.99
Fans buying before September 6th will receive a 20% discount on the ALL-ACCESS, SCHOOL and SPORT PASSES.
“Canada West is raising the bar for Canadian sports streaming,” said Yare CEO, Hugh Dobbie. “This new service will provide fans with unprecedented access to high quality video coverage of CW sports across a wide range of devices. Game highlights will be pushed to social networks as the action unfolds – giving fans the ability to get real-time updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.”
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Yare addresses changing content distribution models in sports, broadcasting and entertainment. The company focuses on helping media properties to implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues and help grow their audience and brand. Yare offers enabling platforms, transcoding, transaction processing, content delivery services, syndication and casting technologies for organizations wanting to deliver high quality video experiences. Clients include: Rogers Sportsnet, Magnabet, ORF, Turtle Entertainment, SAT1, Nintendo, Austria Press Agentur, the Canadian Football League, the United Nations, and Microgaming. The website is at www.yaremedia.com.
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