TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2003
Jacksonville Returns As Part Of The College Sports Pass, Giving Fans The Ultimate In Dolphins Programming Through RealNetworks' RealOne
Aug. 26, 2003
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University, a member of Official College Sports Network (OCSN), and RealNetworks®, Inc (Nasdaq: RNWK), the global leader in Internet media delivery, have partnered once again for the 2003 college football season. Jacksonville, along with more than 55 top colleges and universities, will bring exciting, multi-media content including live audio broadcasts of the best in college football, basketball, baseball and other sports to college sports fans across the Internet via a subscription-only service called College Sports Pass, as part of the RealOneTM network of subscription services.
This exciting college package will return again this fall sports season by providing live audio coverage of brand-name football games to fans everywhere via the Internet. OCSN's College Sports Pass will launch for a second season with traditional powerhouses Miami, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Washington, Michigan State, Illinois, UCLA, Arizona and more than 50 others.
Dolphins fans will also be treated to audio and/or video from press conferences, weekly coach's shows, highlight shows, live statistics breakdowns, league standings and other relevant programming as individually offered by the school. For just $6.95 month subscribers will be treated to the highest bandwidth live broadcast yet available.
To sign up for the subscription, Jacksonville fans can go directly to the Dolphins' official athletic site (www.judolphins.com), www.realone.com, or directly to their RealOne Player. A full list of participating colleges may be found at: www.collegesports.com.
"With the addition this year of new OCSN partners and the return of partners like Jacksonville University, RealOne is solidifying its position as the preeminent destination for sports fans online," stated Erik Flannigan, Vice President, Programming, RealNetworks, Inc. "By harnessing the best in both college and professional sports, we're able to provide Dolphins fans with the ultimate in sports programming from their own school and national sources - only available through RealOne."
The action doesn't end with the football season, either. Member schools will provide subscribers with any sport that is covered by their media networks-whether it's basketball, baseball or any other sport broadcast via OCSN.
"Through College Sports Pass, RealNetworks and OCSN will be bringing the best-of-class multi-media content available on the Internet today to the most avid college sports fans," stated Jeff Cravens, OCSN President. "We're excited to not only continue this program, but to work with RealNetworks and our universities to develop premium, exclusive content targeted at the most loyal fan base in sports."
# # #
2003-04 GENERAL RELEASES