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August 31, 2010

ANOTHER YEAR OF FREE LIVE VIDEO STREAMING BEGINS WITH WEDNESDAY’S VOLLEYBALL HOME OPENER

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The fifth season of Big Sky TV launches Wednesday evening with the Sacramento State volleyball team’s home opener against Santa Clara at 7 p.m.

Big Sky TV, the Big Sky Conference’s comprehensive video streaming, allows fans to watch all football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball games held in Big Sky venues free of charge.

This is the second season that the Big Sky has teamed with B2 Networks to distribute Big Sky TV. Fans can enter Big Sky TV through www.bigskytv.org., or through www.b2tv.com. New viewers need to create an account. Viewers who created accounts during the 2009-10 season will be able to once again use those. New accounts can be created five minutes prior to the start of an event. Account holders can begin signing in to events five minutes prior to start time.

Wednesday’s matchup against Santa Clara will mark the first of five Hornet volleyball matches that will be streamed over a seven-day span. The volleyball squad also hosts UTSA on Friday (7:30 p.m.), both Elon (12:30 p.m.) and Cal State Northridge (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday, and San Jose State (7 p.m.) next Tuesday. A total of 21 Sacramento State volleyball matches will be streamed this year.

The first Hornet football game streamed will be the team’s home opener against Western Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. Nine of the team’s 11 games this year will be streamed. The only two games not available via Big Sky TV are road contests at Stanford and UC Davis. However, the Stanford game will be televised this Saturday, Sept. 4, on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

B2 also makes selected games available for replay viewing throughout the season at www.b2cabletv.com. Each Big Sky team has its own channel with events shown 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fans will also be able to electronically download games for their own personal use at a cost of $19.95 per event.

Big Sky TV brings more than 400 live events to viewers around the world each season. During the 2009-10 season, more than 30,000 fans registered to view Big Sky TV events. Since its inception in the fall of 2006, Big Sky TV has produced more than 1,600 games and press conferences, including Football Championship Subdivision playoff games, as well as Big Sky volleyball, soccer, track and field, and basketball championships.

B2 Networks offers around the clock costumer support, as well as detailed instructions and frequently asked questions at www.b2support.com.

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