The big national circuit has been dabbling with live stream viewing the past couple of seasons and it looks like they are going all in this coming winter with their recent announcement and partnership with Ustream. While last year select races were featured on Ustream, the entire series will not be available to fans everywhere. Best of all…its FREE! Here’s the official release from the ISOC crew:
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 22, 2012) – All ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series’ events will be ‘Live’ on the popular Ustream webcast, produced by Long Haul Productions. The agreement will return the production of the globally-popular online program to ISOC’s in-house media component – Long Haul Productions based out of Albertville, Minn.
“Last year when we were featured on Ustream we saw a huge increase in viewership. So it was crucial that we not only continue to work with Ustream, but to improve on last year,” said Carl Schubitzke, Director of Operations and Racing for ISOC.
New to the ISOC webcast production this year will be an actual television broadcast set purchased from FOX Sports. “We’re taking this up to an entirely new level of professionalism,” added Schubitzke. “We’ll have full pre-race program production followed by our opening ceremonies to the best snowmobile racing in the world. Everyone at ISOC is really fired up with our new direction with the webcast at every round of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this year.”
And best of all – it’s absolutely free to fans of ACSS.
“Ustream is thrilled to partner with ISOC to stream the 2012-2013 Amsoil Championship Snocross Series and distribute them to our vast global reach of 57M UVM” says Wayne Sieve, Vice President, Sports Business Development. “This partnership allows Ustream to provide Snocross fans free LIVE streaming access to watch their favorite Snowmobile racers and interact with fans alike throughout the championship.”
Featured on both Ustream’s home page and sport page every Friday and Saturday night will prove to be a windfall in terms of viewership on the Internet for the ACSS. Bottom line, according to Schubitzke: “Ustream loves our content and wants to become a bigger partner by marketing our events with their resources as well. So not only is this a big deal for ISOC and all of its members, it’s also a big deal for the sport itself.”