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Vulcan’s Saturday (Feb 20) basketball games to be broadcast on B2 Network


Saturday’s University of Hawaii at Hilo/Grand Canyon University basketball doubleheader marks a new venture for Vulcan Athletics as the games will available on the B2 Network

Established in 2003, B2 Networks broadcast its first event via broadband internet on February 2004, an ECHL hockey game from Las Vegas, Nevada. Since that first broadcast B2 has proven to be a worldwide leader in the emerging media of broadband broadcasting. More than 15,000 live events have been viewed by fans around the world through B2’s state of the art technology. The Network has broadcast a wide variety of events ranging from the highest level of professional sports to High School graduations. B2 Networks broadcasts a larger selection of live sports than any other TV, Satellite or Cable Network. The company currently broadcasts over 800 hours of live sporting events per week. During most weekends, B2 produces and broadcasts more than 200 live broadcasts. The Company successfully produced more than 12,000 live event broadcasts in 2007 alone. B2 has more than 15,000 events scheduled for worldwide broadcast during 2008.

Since broadcasting its first event in February of 2004, B2 Networks has become the industry leader and a household brand name among sports fans. B2 Networks’ content partners include more than, 10 professional Leagues, and more than 100 NCAA partners with more then 500 collegiate teams being broadcast on B2. The number of NCAA teams is expected to double by next fall.

The Company’s reach into amateur athletics began in 2005, partnering with Gino Gasparini and the United States Hockey League. Later that year NCAA hockey first appeared on B2 Networks. From an initial entry of just working with a few selected tournaments, B2 Networks presence in amateur and collegiate athletic programs has experienced unparalleled growth. Twenty Nine NCAA Division one programs, four conferences, and top amateur associations all partner with B2 to broadcast their events on broadband worldwide.

Using hockey as a platform to show B2’s technology, the company’s growth within the NCAA continued with the expansion of more universities and additional sports showcased on the Network. Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Swimming, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Tennis, Softball and Baseball were all broadcast by B2 Networks during the 2007-08 season. Within the past 6 months, B2 has secured conference-wide partnerships with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the PacWest Conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and the Dakota Athletic Conference. This marked the first time a state government has chosen an independent vendor to provide services to a university system. B2’s partner list doubled from 2007 fiscal year to 2008, and is expected to double again before the 2009 season kicks off.

B2 created the Network to deliver previously unavailable and unique content to the computers, televisions, devices hooked to broadband devices and wireless handsets and cell phones. Educational institutions, professional teams and specialized content providers are partners with B2 Networks to broadcast their events and content worldwide on B2 Networks.

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