The Pirates are giving all SHU fans a chance to experience PSN's dynamic home sports coverage for themselves with a free, three-day trial to the Pirate Sports Network, available this Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23.
The trial will include live coverage of the women's soccer matches against Marquette on Friday night at 7 p.m., and USF on Sunday at 1 p.m., in addition to the volleyball team's BIG EAST opener against Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
The Pirate Sports Network's coverage is better than ever with the rollout of enhanced audio and video coverage for the 2012-13 season. With the addition of a NewTek 850 Extreme TriCaster and new, state of the art high definition cameras, Seton Hall now provides multi-camera video feeds for all of its home broadcasts.
"We have made significant investments in the most high-tech and newest video technology to re-launch Pirates Sports Network as one of the marquee college networks in the country," said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. "As the highlight package shows, the quality of our production has improved ten-fold. I would encourage all alumni and Pirates fans to gain access and enjoy the benefits that membership provides. It is also important to note that this ambitious endeavor wouldn't be possible without the strong partnerships we've established at WSOU radio and the Department of Communications and The Arts."
Additionally, all Pirate Sports Network games will now feature audio commentary, with broadcasters from Seton Hall's Pirate Radio 89.5 WSOU FM covering all men's and women's soccer contests, while John Schaefer will be on the call once again for SHU home volleyball and women's basketball contests.
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"We are very excited to be a part of this new venture with athletics," said Mark Maben, General Manager of WSOU-FM. "The network and the significant upgrades made to the audio and visual production will result in new and exciting broadcast opportunities for WSOU's sports broadcasters. We look forward to continue to strengthen our relationship with Seton Hall Athletics as we move forward in this new age of communication technology and provide our students with the knowledge the need to thrive in a 21st century media environment."
"The Department of Communications and The Arts is excited about this collaboration with the Athletics Department and this opportunity for our students to do video production work," said Thomas Rondinella, Chair of the Department of Communication and The Arts.
The Pirate Sports Network also features expanded postgame coverage, including highlight packages of home events and postgame interviews and analysis from Seton Hall's student-athletes and coaches.
The home for SHU men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball action this fall, fans can tune in and watch as the Pirates take on some of the best teams from around the country. This year's schedule features nine women's soccer games, eight men's soccer contests and nine volleyball matches.
This winter PSN will be your go-to connection for Seton Hall women's basketball. The Pirates will have all 16 home games streamed live on the Pirate Sports Network and the men's team will have up to eight home games available through Seton Hall's exclusive online coverage.
There are two options to connect and gain the best access to all of Seton Hall's multimedia sports content. Pirate Sports Network subscribers may choose an annual package for $49.95 that will offer live broadcasts for all sports seasons, or a monthly subscription for $5.95.