With the goal of enhancing the viewing experience for its fan base, Emory University athletics earlier in the school year announced that BoxCast, LLC as the online video platform host for the department's home athletic webcasts.
Beginning on January 3, 2014, with the men's basketball game vs. Piedmont College, those who choose to watch the Emory webcasts in standard definition can do so at no charge. There will also be an option to upgrade to a high-definition version of the particular webcast for a nominal fee. The HD upgrade option will be implemented for the women's basketball stream against Johns Hopkins on Jan. 4.
The viewer will be able to purchase the HD upgrade option prior to the event or once the event has started. The viewer will see a 90-second preview in HD format when they click the URL if the broadcast has started.
Similar plans will be rolled out for the remainder of the Emory swimming and diving season as well as in the spring for the Eagle baseball, softball and track and field programs.
Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, BoxCast has developed a plug-and-play box that allows anyone with a camera to stream standard and high-definition live video. The device then captures and transmits video to BoxCast's secure cloud-based servers making the video available to be viewed on any number of devices including practically any smartphone, laptop or tablet computer.
Fans can continue to access Emory's webcasts through links on the main page, team schedule pages and the multimedia pull-down menu on EmoryAthletics.com.