Ustream and Premium Sports Ink Exclusive Streaming Partnership for Six Nations Championship and Gaelic Athletic Association National League
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ustream, the leader in live video, today announced a continued partnership with Premium Sports, a leading rights provider for international sports, including soccer, rugby, Gaelic football and hurling, and other sports. As the exclusive live streaming partner for the Six Nations Championship and Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) National League, Ustream’s interactive video platform will be the destination for rugby and for Gaelic football and hurling fans to simultaneously watch high-quality live matches and socially engage with other fans this season. Both respective seasons begin Saturday, February 2nd.
The Six Nations Rugby Championship is the oldest annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The games kick off at Millennium Stadium this Saturday, as champion Wales hosts Ireland. Viewers can watch individual matches for $19.99 or can stay tuned all season long for $99.99. For more info: http://www.ustream.tv/6nationsppv
The GAA National League features county teams clashing in both Gaelic football and hurling matches, from early February until early May. Fans will be able to tune in as the teams prepare for another All Ireland Championship in the summer of 2013. Viewers can watch individual matches for $14.99 ($19.99 for Finals) or a full season pass for $69.99. For more info: http://www.ustream.tv/gaappv
“Our partnership with Ustream over the last three years for the Six Nations Championship and for Gaelic sports has given us the opportunity to connect with a much wider audience and to provide season passes for events. We look forward to building on this success by expanding our market across the US and Canada with the growing use of broadband services,” said Shane O’Rourke, CEO of Premium Sports. “Ustream’s innovative viewing platform not only allows fans to watch live matches, but also adds a level of social engagement that brings the entire community together.”
“Premium Sports has been an incredible partner, as we share similar goals of providing live sports and social engagement at fans’ fingertips,” said Brad Hunstable, CEO of Ustream. “As the leader in the space with the most unique viewers and an unparalleled viewing experience, we’re confident we can further engage this growing community of rugby and hurling fans.”
Ustream Inc., is a San Francisco based company that provides users worldwide with the ability to stream and watch unlimited live broadcasts to viewers around the world. Founded in 2007, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ustream has grown to have more than 160 employees within their San Francisco, Los Angeles and Budapest offices. Ustream is the leader in live online broadcast streaming with more than 59 million unique monthly visitors. For more information on Ustream, please visit http://www.ustream.tv or find us on Twitter @Ustream or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Ustream.
About Premium Sports
Premium Sports provides the best in sports programming to sports fans throughout the United States,Canada, and the Caribbean, offering broadcasts for fans of different types of international sports not traditionally shown by mainstream broadcasters. Premium Sports provides coverage of events such as the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament, GAA Football and Hurling, Euro and World Cup Qualifiers, and much more. For more information, visit www.premiumsports.tv in the US and www.premiumsports.ca in Canada.
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