Seattle, WA – Basketball Travelers Inc. and The Global Video Network (TGVN.tv) are proud to announce unprecedented viewing availability for the 14th Annual Ezybonds Global Payments US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the key men’s games, but this will be the first time that a national men’s or women’s Division I tournament will have the majority of games simulcast on YouTube Live Sports and TGVN.tv, to a world-wide audience.
The Women’s tournament, held November 28 – 30, features Central Michigan, Duke, Kansas, Memphis, Texas, Texas A&M, Syracuse, and Xavier. Highly anticipated matchups include the women’s version of Duke vs Kansas and Texas A&M vs Texas…the only time the two teams are scheduled to meet this season.
“We believe this is a historic moment for live NCAA collegiate basketball on the YouTube platform”, said Nels Hawkinson, President, Basketball Travelers. “It’s clear that collegiate athletic programs are extending their brands worldwide, and with our TGVN.tv entity, we plan to be on the forefront of leading and partnering with programs and international federations as this broadcasting revolution continues to emerge.
“YouTube Live Sports is the perfect platform for independent producers and rights holders to efficiently reach a global community,” said Brian Ratzliff, President, TGVN.tv. “With YouTube’s world-wide audience of over 1 billion people, they are a great marriage of distribution and easy-to-use technology for entities like ourselves, looking to bring unique and live sports programming to a global audience."
Fans will be able to follow and link to the games at www.paradisejam.com
CMU Women's Basketball Paradise Jam Schedule
Nov. 28 vs. Kansas - 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 vs. No. 2 Duke - 2:15 p.m.
Nov. 30 vs. Xavier - 2:15 p.m.