Live Streaming at BJNC and GJNC

By Darci Miller | June 28, 2013, 7:47 p.m. (ET)

Darci Miller, USA Volleyball Communications Intern, Phone: 719-228-6800, Email: darci.miller@usav.org
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RENO, Nev. (June 27, 2013) – For the first time, USA Volleyball’s Boys’ Junior National Championships (BJNC) will feature live online streaming of matches played on multiple courts.

In the past, only gold medal matches played on the championship court have been broadcast.

“We’ve been doing this full production for two years now,” USA Volleyball Manager of Events Barbara Eisenbeis said. “It’s multi-camera and on par with a professional sport production.”

The championship court features three cameras with operators, as well as two announcers commentating live during the match. The awards ceremonies for each division will also be broadcast immediately after each title match.

The new additions to the live stream are courts two and three. Each will have a single mounted camera that will broadcast all matches played on these courts. Courts two and three are where the semifinal matches will be played, and were chosen to be broadcast because of the high level of play that will take place there.

“We get pretty heavy crowds around the courts where the semis are playing,” Eisenbeis said. “Our first inclination was to build a couple more premiere courts with more seating, just so we could accommodate those crowds. But then when I learned exactly how easy it would be to get a camera over there without someone physically having to be there, it was kind of a no brainer.”

According to Matt Podschweit, USA Volleyball manager of Coaches Education Program, allowing remote friends and families to watch their team was a huge motivator for setting up more live streams.

“The system can be repeated and networked together to the point where, given the equipment and the bandwidth, we could physically do every court,” Podschweit said. “And that’s what kind of excites me because I think there could be great member benefit in that families could have remote friends and family see their kid play.”

Eisenbeis said that the hope is to continue adding a live stream to more courts so more people will be able to tune in to see their teams.

“Because their team might not necessarily make it to the finals, they’d never get a chance to be webcasted,” Eisenbeis said. “But if they’re on a court where it’s streaming, grandma and grandpa can tune in and see them there at least once. So that’s the idea.”

With the development of web streaming technology and the growing popularity of boys’ volleyball, Podschweit is optimistic about the future of live web broadcasts at the BJNC.

“I think we’re only seeing the beginning of it,” Podschweit said. “I think it’s going to get really, really cool.”

The USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (GJNC) gold-medal matches will be aired during the times and dates listed for each age bracket. A play-by-play announcer and a color commentator will narrate the matches including the team introduction and awards ceremony.

For match schedules and results, click here.

BJNC Championship Court Live Stream Start Schedule
12 Club: Saturday, 6/29, 1 p.m. PT
13 Club: Thursday, 7/4, 11 a.m. PT
14 Club: Monday, 7/1, 11:30 a.m. PT
14 Open: Monday, 7/1, 1 p.m. PT
15 Club: Tuesday, 7/2, 12:30 p.m. PT
15 Open: Tuesday, 7/2, 11 a.m. PT
16 Club: Wednesday, 7/3, 1:30 p.m. PT
16 Open: Wednesday, 7/3, 3 p.m. PT
17 Club: Thursday, 7/4, 12:30 p.m. PT
17 Open: Thursday, 7/4, 2 p.m. PT
18 Club: Sunday, 6/30, 2 p.m. PT
18 Open: Sunday, 6/30, 12:30 p.m. PT

BJNC Court 2 Live Stream Schedule
6/29: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. PST and 3-9 p.m. PST
6/30: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. PST and 4-7 p.m. PST
7/1: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PST and 3-9 p.m. PST
7/2: 8-10 a.m. PST, Noon-2 p.m. PST and 3-9 p.m. PST
7/3: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PST
7/4: 8 a.m.-Noon PST

BJNC Court 3 Live Stream Schedule
6/29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. PST and 3-9 p.m. PST
6/30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. PST and 4-7 p.m. PST
7/1, 8 a.m.-Noon PST and 3-9 p.m. PST
7/2, 3-9:00 p.m. PST
7/3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PST
7/4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PST

GJNC Championship Court Live Stream Start Schedule
11 Patriot: Sunday 6/30, 12:30 p.m. CT
12 National: Tuesday 7/2, 1:30 p.m. CT
12 American: Tuesday 7/2, 3 p.m. CT
13 USA: Monday 7/1, 11 a.m. CT
13 National: Monday 7/1, 1 p.m. CT
13 American: Monday 7/1, 1:30 p.m. CT
14 USA: Wednesday 7/3, 10 a.m. CT
14 Open: Wednesday 7/3, Noon CT
14 Patriot: Wednesday 7/3, 1 p.m. CT
14 National: Wednesday 7/3, Noon CT
14 American: Wednesday 7/3, 2:30 p.m. CT
15 USA: Thursday 7/4, 10:30 a.m. CT
15 Open: Thursday 7/4, Noon CT
15 National: Thursday 7/4, 1:30 p.m. CT
15 American: Thursday 7/4, 3 p.m. CT
15 Patriot: Thursday 7/4, 1 p.m. CT
16 USA: Friday 7/5, 10:30 a.m. CT
16 Open: Friday 7/5, Noon CT
16 National: Friday 7/5, 1:30 p.m. CT
16 American: Friday 7/5, 2:30 p.m. CT
16 Patriot: Friday 7/5, 12:30 p.m. CT
17 USA: Tuesday 7/2, 10 a.m. CT
17 Open: Tuesday 7/2, 11:30 a.m. CT
17 National: Tuesday 7/2, 1 p.m. CT
17 American: Tuesday 7/2, 2:30 p.m. CT
17 Patriot: Tuesday 7/2, Noon CT
18 USA: Monday 7/1, 10 a.m. CT
18 Open: Monday 7/1, 11:30 a.m. CT
18 National: Monday 7/1, 2:30 p.m. CT
18 American: Monday 7/1, 3 p.m. CT

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