Columbia University Athletics, announced today that its new digital channel, The Columbia Athletics SideLION Pass, is now officially live on The Ivy League® Digital Network at www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/columbia.
Powered by NeuLion, this Columbia-centric channel is a part of the Ivy League’s completely redesigned, nine-channel digital network that includes an easy-to-navigate interface, a League-wide network schedule and new interactive features, such as simultaneous four-game viewing, full DVR controls and social media integration. These new 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 SideLION Pass are $89.95 for 12 months, $39.95 for four months, $10.95 for one month and $9.95 for a single day and include multi-camera HD coverage of all available home and select away games in football and men’s and women’s basketball. Every available Ivy League contest in those sports will be shown on the network (subject to live blackout for select televised games).
Selected other live events are also slated to be featured in the channel this fall. In addition to coverage of Ivy League championship events, live coverage of other winter and spring sports will be announced at a later date. Many of these events, along with additional premium content not available anywhere else, will be available for on-demand viewing at any time.
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.
“We are thrilled for the relaunch of The SideLION Pass on The Ivy League® Digital Network,” said Alex Oberweger, Columbia's Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications and Chair of the Ivy League's committee on Digital Strategy. “We are very excited to work together with our partners at NeuLion and The Ivy League to make our online video service the best in the nation.”
“The Columbia channel on The Ivy League® Digital Network is poised to present fantastic digital offerings moving forward,” said Chris Wagner, EVP and Co-Founder of NeuLion. “Bringing together all eight schools on a unified network for the first time, the Ivy League is providing its passionate alumni and fans access to more digital content than previously possible.”