New York, NY  - Columbia University Athletics, in partnership with NeuLion, announced today the launch of its brand new channel on the first-ever Ivy League® Digital Network.  

Starting with the 2013-14 season, the Columbia Athletics SideLION Pass on the Ivy League®  Digital Network will offer a user experience unlike any other to give fans an entirely new way to interact with the Lions. The completely redesigned digital channel, featuring live video and audio coverage of Columbia Athletics contests in multiple sports, includes an easy-to-navigate interface with a League-wide network schedule and new interactive touch points to showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app.

Available now for a limited time at, fans can purchase a discounted yearly package to the Columbia Athletics SideLION Pass at a special introductory price of $71.95. The package includes everything the channel has to offer from live home and selected away games in HD as well as on-demand programming and other premium content.

Beginning on August 21, a variety of subscription packages will be offered for inside access to Columbia Athletics, including a 12-month pass for $89.95, a four-month pass for $34.95, a one-month pass for $10.95 or a single-day pass for $9.95.

“We are thrilled for the launch of our official Columbia channel on The Ivy League® Digital Network,” remarked Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Columbia’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. “We know that our alumni, students, parents and friends will enjoy watching and listening to live coverage of our varsity teams both online in their homes and on their mobile devices.”

In addition to the school-specific packages, fans can sign up for Ivy League-wide subscriptions that include live and on-demand content from a variety of sports across all eight schools and conference championship events, as well as additional premium content not available anywhere else.

A special introductory 12-month, League-wide pass is also available now at a discounted price of $95.95 until August 21. At launch, multiple League-wide packages will be available, including a 12-month pass for $119.95, a four-month pass for $49.95 and a one-month pass for $15.95.

As the official technology partner for the Ivy League® Digital Network, NeuLion is responsible for delivering this new network to fans using their leading college solution, the NeuLion College Platform. Over 175 colleges, universities and conferences trust and rely on NeuLion to power their digital experiences connecting fans worldwide.

“We are excited to launch the Ivy League® Digital Network and give Columbia Lions fans access to their school’s content in ways that will keep them coming back for more no matter where they are,” said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion. “This network isn’t just about streaming high quality events; it’s about immersing the fans in the Columbia athletic experience and giving them a digital destination that is second-to-none with the help of live stats, social media integration and more. By partnering with the Ivy League and implementing our leading technology, we can help better connect fans and alumni to their schools’ affinities and to the conference as a whole.”