MARTIN, Tenn. – A pair of University of Tennessee at Martin 2013 home football games will be televised on ESPN3, the Ohio Valley Conference announced this afternoon.
The OVC released a nine-game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall. Each of the nine OVC football-playing institutions at least once during the season and includes eight conference matchups and one non-conference game.
The Skyhawks’ Homecoming game against Jacksonville State (Oct. 5) and the regular season finale against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 23) will be broadcasted on ESPN3 as part of the agreement. UT Martin’s other three home games (Sept. 14 against Central Arkansas, Oct. 19 against Tennessee State, Nov. 2 against Murray State) will be shown on the OVC Digital Network.
The games will be produced by WebStream Sports, an Indianapolis-based company which is a proven leader in video production, streaming video and content creation. The company, founded in 2006, produces more than 1,000 events annually and has also served as a web streaming consultant for the OVC for the past year. The OVC and WebStream have agreed to a three-year production agreement that will feature at least eight football games over each of the next three years.
Kevin Ingram, host of “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, will handle play-by-play duties while Bob Belvin, sports director for 100.7 FM/AM 540 (ESPN Clarksville) will provide analysis. The duo worked together last year in the league’s TV package.
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV. It is currently available in more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million US college students and US-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.