CSUN Athletics to Launch CSUN Sports Network

  • Coming this Fall: CSUN Sports Network.

  • CSUN student videographers.

    CSUN students from the Department of Cinema and Television Arts will work to produce original video content for CSUN Sports Network and CSUN Deportes.

  • Tommy Lasorda.

    Catch exclusive video like Tommy Lasorda's impassioned speech to the CSUN Baseball team.

  • CSUN Women's Basketball dancing.

    Original content like the CSUN Women's Basketball team's "You Should be Dancing" video will be on display on CSUN Sports Network.

CSUN Athletics will launch CSUN Sports Network in the fall of 2015. The CSUN Sports Network multimedia platform will create and showcase extensive video content and more on GoMatadors.com and the Matadors’ social media handles, expanding the ways in which fans can interact with their favorite Matador teams. CSUN Sports Network is an expansion of CSUN’s current MatadorTV program, which is a leader in the Big West Conference for video production, and it will also encompass future content platforms for the CSUN Athletic Department. A video showcasing the CSUN Athletic Department’s previous video content is available at www.gomatadors.com/CSUNSportsNetwork.

“We’re excited to launch CSUN Sports Network in the fall and have yet another way to connect directly with our fans, our student-athletes and the CSUN community,” said Brandon Martin, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “We’re proud to set the bar in the Big West for many things, including video content, and this expanded multimedia platform will allow us to tell the story of our athletic programs and further enhance CSUN’s reputation and visibility on and off campus. CSUN Sports Network’s live webcasts and on-demand video content will give our fans new ways to connect with us on a deeper level.”

The new CSUN Sports Network will shoot and produce weekly update videos for in-season sports, produce a weekly Coach’s Show featuring coaches and special guests, create video highlight packages of all Matadome games and produce special feature videos covering athletics special events and CSUN personalities. It will also feature Spanish-language content, host a “Mataclassics” classic game library and host archived audio content from Matador Sports Network radio broadcasts. CSUN Sports Network will also continue to produce live broadcasts of men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball games for BigWest.TV and create an interactive in-arena experience for fans through the video displays in The Matadome.

“CSUN’s athletic programs accomplish great things inside and outside the lines, and we’re excited to have another platform on which to tell their stories,” said Amy Millstone, Associate Athletic Director, Strategic Communications. “The opportunity to showcase our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and program supporters through engaging CSUN Sports Network videos created by CSUN students is just the next step in connecting with our fans and expanding the Matador brand.”

The Matadors will collaborate with CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) to create and staff CSUN Sports Network, giving CTVA student interns hands-on experience in sports production and expanding the breadth of opportunities available to CSUN students interested in television and multimedia production.

Students, faculty or staff interested in learning more about CSUN Sports Network should reach out to Matt Monroe at matthew.c.monroe@csun.edu. More information is available at www.gomatadors.com/CSUNSportsNetwork.

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