Aug. 30, 2010
Vanderbilt All-Access, the popular online multimedia platform that features a wide variety of live game broadcasts, videos and special events, is returning with plans for an expanded inventory and one notable change.
With the former long-term contract between web host CBS expired and a new contract renegotiated during the off-season, the Athletic Department will no longer be able to offer fans free live-game and Commodore Call-In Show audio, or baseball and basketball game video as it has in the past.
However, there are still many things that will remain free of charge on Vanderbilt All-Access, including most interviews, press conferences, highlight clips and soccer and lacrosse live game streaming.
“A lot of time and study was invested studying our on-line options over the next three years,” said Rod Williamson, Director of Athletic Communications. “We wanted to keep our free All-Access policy but realized with rising costs incurred by CBS to host our site that the completely free model was no longer feasible. Last year we were the only major conference university out of the 50-plus that CBS hosts to not charge our fans to watch and listen to games.”
Fans wanting access to the roughly half dozen men’s and women’s basketball games not covered by the Southeastern Conference’s network television package or to several dozen Commodore home baseball games will need to purchase a modestly priced monthly or annual subscription. The SEC football season is covered in whole by network television so there is no live streaming of any league gridiron games.
A monthly, renewable All-Access pass is just $9.95 while fans looking for greater value can sign up for the entire year for $79.95.
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