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ND unveils "Fighting Irish TV"

"The University of Notre Dame Athletics Department and its integrated content and communications team, Fighting Irish Media, have announced a new video platform, Fighting Irish TV, to deliver fans Notre Dame content directly to their television set.

“We’re excited to launch Fighting Irish TV and provide Notre Dame fans an even better way to watch their favorite Fighting Irish content on the big screen in their living room,” said Sr. Associate Athletics Director (Media/Brand) Rob Kelly. “As in all things we do, we look at how to better serve our fans and this opportunity to be a leader in the television application space with our archived content was no different. I’m especially excited by the extension of our existing digital ecosystem that this platform makes possible in a world increasingly dominated by on-demand viewing.”

Fighting Irish TV is an “over the top” (OTT) video application (i.e. Peacock, Netflix, etc.) that allows you to watch on a larger screen. Additionally, there will be exclusive content delivered right to the app – including, but not limited to, The Vault (a collection of full Fighting Irish home football games since 1991), the 2021 Notre Dame Football Pro Day, live press conferences, game highlights, feature video stories and much more.

Fighting Irish TV is currently available via the Google Play store, Amazon and AppleTV."

(It is currently free of charge)

(There is already speculation that Notre Dame may "cut out the middle man" in the future and provide home football games directly to fans via this "Netflix for Fighting Irish fans" streaming service)

"But it’s not hard to squint and see a future where Notre Dame home games are available exclusively on Fighting Irish TV.

Considering the NFL just committed the vast majority of its inventory to the Big Four TV networks through 2033, any predictions that all sports will move exclusively online two, five, even 10 years in the future are clearly premature. So I’m not going to sit here and say Notre Dame will abandon its TV contract for FITV within the foreseeable future.

But what this does show is that schools are learning from media companies. NBC saw how popular The Office became on Netflix and decided to rake in its own subscriber fees, and thus Peacock was born. ESPN is fully aware that no one under 35 has a traditional cable or satellite subscription, which is why ESPN+ exists.

If and when the shift to an all-digital future happens, Notre Dame is preparing today to cut out the middle man and go into business for itself."

[Post edited by TerryD at 03/22/2021 11:55PM]

Link: Fighting Irish TV

Posted: 03/22/2021 at 11:55PM


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ND unveils "Fighting Irish TV" -- TerryD 03/22/2021 11:55PM
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  Dang was just posting. You're quick! ** -- goldendomer 03/22/2021 11:55PM
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