Foothill Ranch, CA – iBN Sports (Interactive Broadcast Network Sports), a premiere Internet-based broadcast sports television network, has reached an agreement with the Long Island Ducks professional baseball team for Internet rights to broadcast all of its remaining home games over the iBN Sports Baseball Channel (www.ibnsports.com). The streaming video of each home game will also be available at www.liducks.com, the team’s official web site.
The Ducks are the third team in the Atlantic League to sign with iBN Sports this year, joining the Lancaster Barnstormers and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, who each had their debut broadcasts on iBN in April. iBN will also be broadcasting games this season in the American Association, Frontier, Northern, and Can Am Leagues, and well as the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
The iBN Sports Baseball Channel has grown from 3 broadcasts in 2007 to nearly 300 in 2008. With the signing of the Ducks, and other teams about to be announced, iBN Baseball will cover nearly 1,000 professional and collegiate baseball games in 2009.
“We have been pursuing the Ducks since before the 2008 season”, commented iBN Baseball Executive Producer Ed Hart. “They are one of the premier independent league teams in the country, and have a great reputation for bringing in talented players on their way up, and former Major Leaguers looking for another shot. We are thrilled to be working with [Ducks General Manager] Mike Pfaff, and his veteran staff. This is a big day for us at iBN.”
“This is a tremendous step for us,” said Pfaff. “iBN has certainly evolved into one of the major players on the streaming video scene and will help us expand our presence in the market.”
The Ducks first broadcast is scheduled for Monday, June 8, at 6:35 ET, vs. the Somerset Patriots.
About iBN Sports
iBN Sports is the premier destination of Live Internet sports network programming. Fans are provided both LIVE and On-Demand sports programming of world class competitions, in depth news and information. Sports enthusiasts can go to www.ibnsports.com <http://www.ibnsports.com> and watch full screen, high definition (HD) video footage anytime, anywhere from amateur to professional sports such as Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Motocross, Ultimate Fighting MMA, Boxing, Pro Cycling, Pro Baseball, High School, Ivy League College, Maccabi Games, AAU, and other high interest Action and Extreme Sports.
iBN Sports markets sports content through brand specific sports channels, partnerships, clubs, sponsors, radio advertising, print media publications, restaurant distribution chains, and related web sites. Consistent with the world-class events, its production quality and capabilities are driven by an experienced group of Hollywood branding, design, and media experts. iBN is headquartered in Orange County California and operates worldwide through partnerships and affiliates. For further information please contact the EVP of Business Development Michael Conley, [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> 480.473.3155.
If you are interested in having iBN Sports Baseball Channel cover your games this season, or would like marketing partnership information, please contact the Executive Producer of the Baseball Channel, Ed Hart at [email protected], or at 714-458-3064.
About The Long Island Ducks
Entering their 10th Anniversary Season in 2009, the Ducks own a nine-year average attendance of 6,094 (101.5% of capacity) and have led all independent leagues in attendance in each season of their existence. Drawing over 400,000 fans to their ballpark each season, the Ducks are recognized as the gold standard in Independent baseball operations. In 2007, Baseball America honored the club as the Independent Organization of the Year. Earlier this season, the Ducks became the fastest team to surpass the 4-million fan mark in North American sports history in a ballpark their size. For more information, visit www.liducks.com.