Thursday, August 21, 2008

PioneerVision To Televise DU Hockey-For A Fee

The DU Athletics Website provides details of PioneerVision hockey coverage for the 2008-09 season. DU will offer 10 live webcasts of hockey in its fall lineup announced today.

PioneerVision is located on the front page of www.DenverPioneers.com and is subscription based. PioneerVision costs $8.95 monthly or $59.95 for the entire 2008-08 sports calendar. In other words, about $6 per hockey game if you buy the yearly subscription.

To check out a free demo of PioneerVision and to see DU's 2007-08 Hockey Highlights go to DU's Media Player.

PioneerVision 2008-09 Hockey Schedule
Oct. 4 - Alberta 7 p.m. (Exhibition)
Oct. 11 - Notre Dame 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 - Wisconsin 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 - Ohio State 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 - Minnesota Duluth 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 - Minnesota Duluth 7 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Minnesota 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 - Minnesota 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 - Colgate 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 - Air Force 7 p.m.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again I will not be paying to watch webcasts of DU hockey. I'll just turn on the radio. Why can't we watch DU play for free??? Pretty ridiculous.

dggoddard said...

With the Avalanche & Nuggets deal with 1510 AM, DU Hockey's chances of being on the radio this season are unknown at this time.

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/2008/08/du-hoc
key-to-be-impacted-by-radio.html

DU would attract a significantly larger audience if the webcast were free. They know this, but have chosen to go the pay route.

Needless to say I'm not in favor of charging for the webcasts, because I believe that they would get so much more exposure if it was free.

Chick Magness said...

I totally agree with DG as to favoring free webcasts . Selling an ad or two in there might make sense if they need the revenue .
The exposure around the country
( really around the world ) would be a favorable thing to be sure .
Let's GROW DU .......

du78 said...

While I would love it if the webcasts were free keep in mind that you are getting all sports for the fee just not hockey. A yearly subscription lasts a full 365 days.

Pioneers04 said...

What about audio webcasts? My connection won't support video.

dggoddard said...

In the past the audio was available along with the video on the DU website on a subscription basis. But if the radio situation is in limbo, who knows?

I agree Lets GROW DU. :-)

Jordan said...

I'll be watching the first half of the season online. One of the drawbacks to study abroad in Australia- hockey deprivation.