BLACKSBURG (hokiesports.com) – The Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced today the launching of a new online video player that encompasses all live streaming to take place on hokiesports.com. The video player, HokiesXtra (www.hokiesports.com/videos/), offers on-demand video content free to users, including player and coaches interviews and press conferences. A paid subscription is available for access to live events, Tech Talk Live! and all IMG Sports Network radio broadcasts. Annual subscriptions are available at a discounted rate of $59.99 for a limited time and will increase to the full price of $79.99 later this fall. Monthly subscriptions are also available for $9.99.
New HokiesXtra mobile applications are coming in September and will initially offer free access to all live streaming but will require a web-subscription for cross-platform access later this fall. A mobile-only subscription will also be available for $9.99 annually or $2.99 monthly. The iOS and Android mobile applications will have access to all of the aforementioned live streams, as well as have news releases, schedules, on-demand video content, social feeds, photo galleries and rosters.
Fans that previously subscribed to the Hokies All-Access service should unsubscribe and sign up for the new HokiesXtra service. The Virginia Tech Athletics Department will be sending an e-mail to all current All-Access subscribers to support switching to the new service.
The new HokiesXtra platform was built by SportsLabs in partnership with Virginia Tech Athletics and IMG College.
SportsLabs (www.sportslabs.com) is the official digital sports platform provider for schools, conferences, teams, rights holders and content producers. Using its proprietary Advanced Media Platform for Sports, it develops new ways for fans to engage with sports through digital products and experiences. Based in Boulder, Colorado, SportsLabs is part of Silver Chalice Ventures (www.silverchalice.com), which builds and operates a portfolio of high-value digital media businesses.
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