Conference Releases Roku App

LANCASTER, Pa. – February 14, 2017 - In a continued effort to enhance coverage of our students who participate in athletics, the Centennial Conference, in partnership with Stretch Internet, announces the creation of the Centennial Conference Roku app. The app is now available and the channel features live and on-demand events from across the Conference, including this weekend's men's and women's swimming championships.

The app is available as a free channel and streams live content from the Conference alongside Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Watch ESPN, MLB.TV and many other channels directly to your TV. The channel will air all content that can also be found on CentennialConference.TV - the online streaming home of live and on-demand Centennial Conference competition.

In 2015-16, CentennialConference.TV streamed over 1,000 live events and surpassed 203,000 unique views.  This fall and winter, the Conference has already streamed 672 live events with nearly 150,000 live unique viewers, including many broadcasts in high definition.

"The Centennial Conference is thrilled to be the first NCAA Division III conference with a Roku app," said Centennial Conference Executive Director Steve Ulrich. "We are always looking for new and innovative ways to showcase our students who participate in athletics. Our streaming video partner, Stretch Internet, has worked with us to provide access to our regular-season and championship events, as well as our extensive on-demand content, through the Roku app. We hope that our students, parents, alumni and friends enjoy this unprecedented access to Centennial Conference events."

"Today is a great day for the Centennial Conference," said Stretch Internet President and CEO Ryan Ermeling. "The schools and their fans have spoken – and we've listened. Today's landscape requires the ability to provide viewers with more integrated options, and being able to view streams natively on TVs via Roku devices is a big step in that direction. Roku is just the first of many steps in creating an all-encompassing user experience on a variety of platforms. We're excited for the future."

How simple is it to use the Centennial Conference app? Just connect your Roku streaming player to your wireless network and your TV, create a Roku account, and start streaming.

Fans can download the app straight to their Roku device at the following link:

channelstore.roku.com/details/134750/centennial-conference

 
 

About the Centennial Conference

  • The purpose of the Centennial Conference is to provide for athletic competition among institutions that share high academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports.
  • NCAA Division III, founded in 1992
  • Full-time members (11): Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, McDaniel College, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, Washington College.
  • Affiliate Members (6): Juniata College (football), Moravian College (football), Susquehanna University (football), Stevens Institute of Technology (wrestling), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (wrestling), Washington and Lee University (wrestling).
  • Website: Centennial.org
  • Streaming Video Portal: CentennialConference.TV
 

Stretch Internet, based in Gilbert, AZ, was founded in 2003 by a former college athletics media relations professional who saw a need to provide affordable, high-quality streaming to college and university athletic departments. Stretch Internet now works with nearly 600 colleges and universities, high schools and professional sports organizations. A devotion to utilizing the best streaming technology possible and providing a phenomenal and memorable user experience – backed by "freakishly good support" – have helped Stretch Internet become one of the largest streaming media specialists in the sports industry. 

 

Contact

Steve Ulrich, Executive Director, sulrich@centennial.org, 717-358-4463