January 25, 2018
Today the American Ultimate Disc League announced a two-year deal with Stadium to bring live ultimate games across all of Stadium's digital and televised platforms. Each of the events will be produced by the esteemed ultimate production company Fulcrum Media, and will include the regularly scheduled AUDL Game of the Week, including the playoffs and Championship Weekend. The broadcasts will also feature events from the Eurostar series in the coming seasons. Follow this link to see where you can find the Stadium channel on your local broadcast programming.
Read the full news brief below. More details will be announced in the coming weeks about the broadcast schedule and events as the league finalizes its 2018 season schedule.
Today, Stadium, the 24/7, multi-platform sports network, announced a partnership with the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) that will bring live games to fans across Stadium platforms for the 2018 and 2019 AUDL seasons. As a part of this new partnership, Stadium will broadcast an AUDL Game of the Week each week, including playoff rounds. Stadium will also broadcast a women's game from the 2018 EuroStar tour hosted by the AUDL.
Stadium will provide AUDL fans with access to the live games nationally via its broadcast television channels (local listings). Fans can also catch their teams on digital platforms including WatchStadium.com, the Stadium iOS, tvOS and Android apps, Twitter (@WatchStadium) and dedicated channels on Roku and Pluto TV.
Additional complementary streaming apps and distribution partners will be released in the coming weeks.
“We are always looking for new ways to combine unique, fresh content with our extensive distribution reach,” said Stadium CEO Jason Coyle. “We’re excited to partner with the AUDL to offer another exciting sport to our content lineup and provide a previously underserved fan base with new ways to watch their favorite teams.”
“Stadium is a new and exciting multi-platform network that focuses on current, cutting edge sports that appeal to a wide fan base,” said AUDL Commissioner Steve Gordon. “Their rapidly growing reach through broadcast television and extensive streaming capabilities will provide AUDL games to a broad audience nationally, and for the first time, expanded live coverage internationally via Twitter. This is a very exciting time for ultimate and the AUDL.”
The full schedule of games will be announced at a later date. The 2018 AUDL season begins the first week of April and culminates at the AUDL Championship Weekend August 11-12th in Madison, Wisconsin.
Stadium is a new multi-platform sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Silver Chalice, Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Time, Inc. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/.
About The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL):
The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) was founded in 2012 and is largest professional ultimate league in the world. It strives to maintain the sport’s rich history, and its 24 franchises embody the robust spirit of ultimate's players, fans, and community alike. The league's mission is to increase the visibility of one of North America’s fastest growing sports by creating fun, family friendly events that showcase the sport being played at its highest level.