Stadium Announces Multi-Conference Package of 32 Regular Season College Football Games

    Stadium announcees a multi-conference package of 32 regular season college football games for the 2018 season. Games will air on Stadium and Facebook Watch.

    August 6, 2018

    14 Games Will Air Exclusively On Facebook As Part Of Broader Partnership With The Platform

    CHICAGO, IL – Stadium, the first 24/7 multi-platform sports network, today announced a coast-to-coast lineup of 32 regular season football games from three conference partners that will run across Stadium’s over-the-air network, WatchStadium.com, the Stadium iOS, tvOS, Android TV and Android mobile apps, Twitch (Twitch.tv/stadium) and dedicated channels on Roku and Fubo TV. In partnership with Facebook, all 32 games will also air on Facebook Watch, including 14 that will be available exclusively on the platform. The games will be available to a global audience on Facebook via the Stadium: Live College Football Show Page.

    The lineup features games from the Conference USA, Mountain West and Patriot League and will kick off with a four-game slate on Saturday, September 1st. Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls lead the way with six televised games on the Stadium schedule, which in total features eleven teams that played in bowl games during the 2017 season. Stadium’s lead broadcast team will consist of veteran broadcaster Chris Hassel on play-by-play, Packers veteran and Super Bowl champion A.J. Hawk as lead analyst and Stadium’s own Kristen Balboni on the sidelines.

    “We’re incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Facebook, along with our tremendous conference partners at Conference USA, Mountain West and Patriot League,” said Stadium CEO Jason Coyle. “The feedback we received last season from our partners, fans and athletes was overwhelmingly positive and we’re thrilled to raise the bar for another exciting season on Stadium.”

    In addition to these games, Stadium’s new partnership with Facebook calls for a wide variety of live college programming during the upcoming season. This includes exclusive college basketball broadcasts on Facebook Watch, as well as simulcasts of sports such as men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse and track and field. In total, more than 175 live college broadcasts will be distributed on Facebook Watch.

    “As one of our most innovative broadcast partners, Stadium has a first-rate social strategy that helps it successfully build community on Facebook,” said Rob Shaw, Facebook Sports Partnerships Lead, Leagues & Media. “The network delivers content that is highly interactive and social, enabling fans to watch sports together in entirely new ways. So we’re proud to extend our partnership with Stadium and bring fans an exciting new wave of college sports programming this year.”

    Stadium will also deliver full game recaps on Facebook Watch for over 1,000 college football and basketball games throughout the year.

    Stadium 2018 College Football Broadcast Schedule:

    Saturday, September 1: Holy Cross @ Colgate 1pm ET
    Saturday, September 1: Stony Brook @ Air Force 2pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, September 1: SMU @ North Texas 7:30pm ET
    Saturday, September 1: Idaho @ Fresno State 10pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, September 8: Sacred Heart @ Bucknell 3pm ET
    Saturday, September 8: New Mexico State @ Utah State 8pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Thursday, September 13: Tennessee Tech @ Utah State 8pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, September 15: Tulane @ UAB 1pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, September 15: Bethune-Cookman @ Florida Atlantic 6pm ET
    Saturday, September 22: Lafayette @ Colgate 1pm ET
    Saturday, September 29: Florida Atlantic @ Middle Tennessee 7pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, September 29: Marshall @ Western Kentucky 7:30pm ET
    Saturday, October 6: Georgetown @ Fordham 1pm ET
    Saturday, October 6: Old Dominion @ Florida Atlantic 5pm ET
    Saturday, October 6: UAB @ Louisiana Tech 7pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, October 13: Cornell @ Colgate 12pm ET
    Saturday, October 13: Marshall @ Old Dominion 3:30pm ET
    Saturday, October 13: UNLV @ Utah State 4pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, October 20: Bryant @ Fordham 1pm ET
    Saturday, October 27: Lafayette @ Fordham 1pm ET
    Saturday, October 27: New Mexico @ Utah State 4pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 3: Bucknell @ Lehigh 12:30pm ET
    Saturday, November 3: Marshall @ Southern Miss 3pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 3: Florida Atlantic @ Florida International 7:30pm ET
    Saturday, November 10: Fordham @ Holy Cross 12pm ET
    Saturday, November 10: San Jose State @ Utah State 4pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 10: Western Kentucky @ Florida Atlantic 5pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 17: Fordham @ Bucknell 12pm ET
    Saturday, November 17: UT-San Antonio @ Marshall 2:30pm ET – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 17: Louisiana Tech @ Southern Miss 3:300pm ET
    Saturday, November 24: Marshall @ Florida International 12pm – Facebook Exclusive
    Saturday, November 24: Charlotte @ Florida Atlantic 6pm ET

    For Stadium inquiries contact: Anthony Mazzuca —- AMazzuca@WatchStadium.com

    ABOUT STADIUM

    Stadium is the original 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 Sinclair Broadcast Group, BAMTech, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Meredith Corp. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/

    ABOUT FACEBOOK WATCH

    Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/.

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