CBSSPORTS.COM IS AGAIN THE EXCLUSIVE HOME FOR LIVE WEBCAST OF THE
SEC CHAMPIONSHIP BETWEEN #1 FLORIDA & #2 ALABAMA
In a replay of the 2008 SEC Championship, the #1 vs. #2 showdown is expected to top last season's viewership results as the biggest football game ever broadcast simultaneously on TV, the Internet and mobile
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 1, 2009 - CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Mobile will provide live streaming video of the CBS Sports broadcast of the 2009 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP game between *No. 1-ranked Florida and *No. 2-ranked Alabama on Saturday, Dec. 5 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson, CBS Sports' lead college football announce team, handle the call for 2009 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP on the CBS Television Network beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Mobile customers subscribing to the MediaFLO service can view the 2009 SEC Championship live and for free on CBS Sports Mobile. Fans can also watch the game live on their iPhone or iPod Touch by downloading the "CBS Sports: Live College Games" app from the Apple iTunes App Store for $4.99.
Live video of CBS' coverage of the 2009 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP is the culmination of an incredible year of video on CBSSports.com, cementing the site as the leading provider of live streaming sports video on the Internet. Over the course of 2009, CBSSports.com has provided live audio and video webcasts of over 11,000 games/events, more than all the other major sports media networks combined.
"CBSSports.com is very fortunate to once again be in the position to stream live online and on mobile the single biggest college football game of the season to date, allowing CBS Sports to deliver this match-up to the largest audience possible," said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBSSports.com. "Streaming marquee events such as the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP and March Madness along with thousands of others across the CBSSports.com College Network have really put us in a leadership position in delivering live and on-demand sports events on the Internet."
As they do each and every week in the College Football Preview Series, Jason Horowitz of CBSSports.com and CBS Sports' COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY analyst Spencer Tillman will provide a video preview to the 2009 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP that will be available on demand on CBSSports.com beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2. Fans can also access the College Football Preview Series on the CBS Audience Network, the largest syndicated platform for professional video content with over 300 partners including CBS.com, AOL, MSN, TV.com, and Fancast.
On Friday, Dec. 4, CBSSports.com will also have on-demand video from CBS College Sports Network's SEC TAILGATE crew featuring veteran SEC announcer Dave Baker, Phillip Fulmer, Brian Jones, Sam Ryan and CBSSports.com's Lauren Shehadi as they preview the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP from outside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Following the conclusion of the 2009 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP, CBSSports.com will have on-demand video containing on-field player and coach interviews from Wolfson, game highlights and a game recap from the booth with Lundquist and Danielson.
Live streaming sports video highlights from 2009 on CBSSports.com include:
• Live streaming video of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship: Once again, the CBSSports.com production of March Madness on Demand (MMOD) showed all 63 games, from the first round of the tournament through the Men's Final Four and Championship game. In 2009, MMOD recorded 7.52 million unique visitors, a 58% increase over 2008 figures and 8.6 million total hours of video and audio consumed, a 75% increase over 2008 figures.
• The 2009 Masters Tournament: CBSSports.com again provided live, free coverage of the Masters Tournament with their Masters Live suite of offerings including: Amen Corner Live, live streaming video of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes, 15 & 16 Live, live streaming video of the 15th and 16th holes and Masters Extra, live streaming video of the entire field and course from the Masters Tournament for one hour prior to television coverage.
• The US Open Men's Final: As was the case in 2008, CBSSports.com partnered with USopen.org to bring tennis fans live streaming video of the 2009 US Open Men's Final between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro, which due to a weather delay was played on Monday, September 14.
• SEC College Football: For the second consecutive year, CBSSports.com streamed live and for free the entire 2009 CBS Sports SEC college football schedule, concluding with the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP Game between *No. 1-ranked Florida and *No. 2-ranked Alabama.
(*AP Poll as of 11/30/09)