LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Mayser Center Squash Courts received a complete renovation of its video broadcast equipment, with an upgrade to high-definition cameras on each court and the ability to simultaneously stream every game of every home match.
The cutting-edge system will revolutionize broadcast of home F&M squash matches. Each individual court can now be streamed independently with its own high-definition video and audio feed at GoDiplomats.com/Live.
The first Diplomat home match of the 2018-19 season is set for this Saturday, Nov. 10 when F&M hosts Penn at 1:00 p.m. to kick off the PA Cup Tournament.
Viewers at home also have the ability to follow along with who is competing by tracking live results of home matches through Club Locker. Fans can signup for a free account and follow live results by searching for Franklin & Marshall under the live scores dropdown.
To sign up for a free account through Club Locker, click here.
Fans can choose to watch one of the five single courts at a time or take advantage of Diplomat broadcast partner, Stretch Internet's quad-box feature, which allows viewers to watch up to four courts simultaneously. This upgrade places F&M's squash broadcast in an elite class, with only a small number of NCAA programs offering this level of flexibility to users.
Viewers can watch each home match on their laptop or mobile device, or choose to download the Centennial Conference app to watch F&M squash on set-top devices. In addition to its Roku channel, the Conference has three new over-the-top (OTT) applications to make broadcasts available – Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV. Home broadcasts that are produced by all 11 members are made available on CentennialConference.TV and the OTT apps, whether or not a given sport is affiliated with the Centennial.
Before the renovation, home F&M squash matches were broadcast in standard definition. Cameras were affixed on each court, however, only one court could be broadcast at a time. This forced an operator with an integrated switcher to pick and choose which match was being shown– leading to missed coverage of key contests.
Funding for this renovation was made possible thanks to gifts from alumni and friends of F&M squash to the Diplomat Athletic Club (DAC).