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OVC Digital Network heads into third year, Golden Eagle soccer opens Tech productions


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- After a successful first two years that saw over 1,400 events streamed for free to over 600,000 viewers, the OVC Digital Network (www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com) is gearing up for year number three.

The first production on the OVCDN by the Golden Eagle Sports Network is Sunday's soccer match when Tech hosts East Tennessee State at 1 p.m. Tech's full production of the game will feature three cameras and instant replay. Tech webstreams will be produced by Marc Graham, Tom Hollander, Andrew Neff and Mike Lehman, with commentary by Dylan Vazzano.

With a few soccer matches scheduled this weekend, regular season events fully get underway for the 2014-15 season on Thursday, August 28 when Murray State, Southeast Missouri and Tennessee Tech host home football games.

Prior to the 2012-13 season the OVC rebranded its Digital Network as it switched to a free model that provides high-definition video to fans on any computer, tablet or smart phone. The service also requires no registration as fans can simply log onto the site to access the streams.

The OVCDN is a partnership with SIDEARM Sports, which also hosts OVCSports.com.

The 2013-14 season featured over 800 total events with 350,000 viewers watching the sports of football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball. Schools also produced and aired coaches shows, graduation ceremonies and other ancillary events.

The 2014-15 season will feature the same commitment to high quality video productions and a consistent feel across the OVC. Schools will continue to air every home football and men's and women's basketball contest and continue to branch out in airing more volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball contests in addition to other ancillary events.

The league will also continue to stream OVC Championship (soccer, volleyball, opening rounds of the basketball tournament, baseball and softball) events during the season.

Fans will also notice a new portal in which to view the OVCDN on both their computer and mobile device. The OVCDN website has been revamped, giving viewers an easier to navigate and more visually pleasing experience. The adaptive site also adjusts to be viewed easily on any smart phone or tablet, giving mobile users the same experience as computer users.