WIWU-TV BRINGS IWU BASKETBALL TO ESPN3

Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcat fans nationwide have more ways to watch men’s basketball action with a new collaboration between WIWU-TV, ESPN and IWU Athletics.  Beginning Jan. 19, the remainder of the 2016 men’s home basketball season produced by WIWU-TV, including the Crossroads League tournament, will be streamed live on ESPN3, available to millions of households on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through WatchESPN. ESPN3 is also available at no cost to over 20 million college students and military personnel connecting through educational or domestic governmental networks.

Behind the cameras and high quality productions are the talents of WIWU-TV staff professionals and many IWU students who receive first-rate, hands-on experience and broadcast training in digital production facilities. WIWU-TV recently added HD capabilities to its remote production truck, which debuted in fall 2014. The station captures IWU athletic events with seven HD cameras, multi-camera instant replay and industry-standard graphics computers in a self-contained mobile unit. 

WIWU-TV live streams multiple athletic events throughout the academic year and will continue to do so via wiwutv.com, as well as broadcasting to Grant County, Indiana viewers on digital TV channel 51 and local cable systems. ESPN3 opens additional channels, making the stream readily accessible to 99 million households nationwide. This includes live and on-demand access via WatchESPN on mobile devices and connected devices such as AppleTV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

 “IWU Athletics is committed to excellence on and off the court so this is a natural fit for us and one that we hope will continue for years to come,” said Mark DeMichael, IWU director of Athletics. “We are grateful for the outstanding production work done by WIWU and are pleased that the quality of their work has been recognized by the leadership at ESPN.”

The upcoming schedule of games available via ESPN3 on WatchESPN and wiwutv.com: 

  • Jan. 30 – 3:00 p.m. EST          IWU vs. Spring Arbor University        
  • Feb. 6 – 3:00 p.m. EST            IWU vs. Bethel University
  • Feb. 9 – 7:00 p.m. EST            IWU vs. Taylor University
  • Feb. 20 – 3:00 p.m. EST          IWU vs. University of St. Francis
  • Feb. 24 – 7:00 p.m. EST          IWU vs. TBA (Crossroads League Tournament)
  • Feb. 27 – 3:00 p.m. EST          IWU vs. TBA (Crossroads League Tournament)
  • March 1 – 7:00 p.m. EST         IWU vs. TBA (Crossroads League Championship)
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