PRINCETON, N.J. -- After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, The Ivy League Digital Network will kick off its second year broadcast schedule with a free opening weekend.

The free period will run from September 5 through September 7 and will feature season-opening games around the Ivy League. Columbia fans can catch the volleyball and men and women’s soccer teams kick-off the 2014 campaign during the free preview this weekend.

"We are excited to officially launch 'Year 2' of the Ivy League Digital Network and look forward to building upon the tremendous success we experienced last year," said Robin Harris, Ivy League Executive Director.

"The free opening weekend provides an opportunity for Ivy League fans to watch and root for their favorite teams in several sports. We are confident that our fans will appreciate this first-rate viewing experience and will sign-up to continue watching all year."


The women’s volleyball team will open its 2014 slate during this free weekend with the Lions’ three matches of the Columbia Invitational set to be streamed live in HD quality for the first time. The Columbia soccer programs will make their debut on the network this weekend as well. The women hosts Sacred Heart Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., while the men entertain Michigan on Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium the following day at 3 p.m. 


For a full slate of the weekend’s contests, as well as the entire fall broadcast schedule, click here.

Powered by NeuLion, the Ivy League Digital Network is a nine-channel platform featuring live and on-demand content from around the Ancient Eight.

"We are proud to power another year of the Ivy League Digital Network," said Ed O’Brien, NeuLion Vice President. "Providing fans with an interactive, digital experience to access live and on-demand Ivy League content anytime, anywhere proved to be a huge success. We look forward to building and growing that success in the upcoming year."

The Network boasts an easy-to-navigate interface, a League-wide schedule and interactive features, such as simultaneous four-game viewing, full DVR controls and social media integration. These features enhance the viewing experience for the expanded range of events and other content offerings, all of which are available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app.

Packages for the League-wide channel, which features everything the network has to offer, are $119.95 for 12 months, $49.95 for four months and $15.95 for one month.

Packages for school-specific channels are $89.95 for 12 months, $34.95 for four months, $10.95 for one month and $9.95 for a single day.