ECBL Opening Day: Petersburg Cavaliers at Winston-Salem Certified

The East Coast Basketball League opened their 2017 season with several great matchups and NetCast Sports was fortunate enough to be able to bring viewers a top tier battle between Winston-Salem Certified and the visiting Petersburg Cavaliers. Some great speed at the guard position for both teams and a high octane affair. Enjoy the full replay!

Bandwidth Overkill Podcast, Episode 7: Sesame Street Ain’t Got No Soul

This week we’re talking how Netflix gets mo money but then loses it, BitTorrent launches a TV Network and PBS Anywhere gets no love. Plus Marcus Shockley breaks into a dissection of how Sesame Street lost its soul.

Links from the show:

Community Network Map: Find Out if You Have A Local Government Owned Fiber Net:
https://muninetworks.org/communitymap
Netflix could make an extra $520 million per year because of its price hike
http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-could-make-520-million-per-year-from-price-hike-2016-6

Netflix stands to lose half-million subs from price hike
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/2016062543374/netflix-stands-to-lose-half-million-subs-from-price-hike.html?utm_content=buffer23760&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#axzz4ClcF3V7X

Sling TV, PBS Anywhere, TV4 and other smaller, niche OTT services struggle for viewers’ attention
http://www.fierceonlinevideo.com/story/sling-tv-pbs-anywhere-tv4-and-other-smaller-niche-ott-services-struggle-vie/2016-06-21

BitTorrent Is Looking to Launch a TV News Network
http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/bittorrent-news-network-hires-1201799271/

You can check out Episode 6 of Bandwidth Overkill, where we talk about how Yahoo’s streaming sports efforts beat ESPN at their own game.

Top 10 Sports Broadcasts, Second Quarter 2016

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A quick update today, the Top 10 NCSN Broadcasts from the second quarter of 2016. These include the live and on-demand viewer numbers as of today. Note that on-demand viewership pushed some late first quarter 2016 events on to the list.

1. Petersburg Revolution at High Point Hawks (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
2. Josh Level Classic 2016 Watch Now
3. Savannah Storm at Fort Gordon Eagles (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
4. Winston-Salem Certified at Fayetteville Crossover (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
5. High Point Hawks at Winston-Salem Certified (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
6. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game Two (High School)
7. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game One (High School)
8. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game Three (High School)
9. Triad All-Star Classic Dunk Contest 2016 (High School)
10. Triad All-Star Classic 2016 (Boys) (High School) Watch Now

You can check out last quarter’s broadcast ratings here.

Bandwidth Overkill Podcast, Episode 4: Barbarians At The Gate!

This week on the podcast we talk about broadcasting minor league basketball with the East Coast Basketball League, plus Hulu makes an offer everybody can refuse, we get super secret access to a military location for broadcasting and the New York Times wants to lay the smackdown on Ad Blocking software.

Bandwidth Overkill is a podcast from NetCast Sports Network that follows the continuing startup adventures of NCSN – Growth Hacking, Cord Cutting and Streaming Live Without Getting Crushed By The Cable Giants

You can also check out the next show Bandwidth Overkill, Episode 5 right now!

Bandwidth Overkill Podcast, Episode 3: Who Cares About YouTube, Anyway?

This week on Bandwidth Overkill, we’re talking about ESPN newsjacking the death of Muhammad Ali, Ad Fraud and FaceBook, The Budget Bundle and NGINX streaming video. Plus we dive into the echo chamber of sports announcers and how networks bet on ratings.

Bandwidth Overkill is a podcast from NetCast Sports Network that follows the continuing startup adventures of NCSN – Growth Hacking, Cord Cutting and Streaming Live Without Getting Crushed By The Cable Giants

Bandwidth Overkill Podcast! Episode 1

Bandwidth Overkill Logo The new podcast from NetCast Sports, Bandwidth Overkill, is live! The goal of the show is to take everyone along for the journey as we work to build a completely new, independent sports network. NCSN doesn’t require a cable subscription and we’re definitely part of the cord-cutting movement.

Be sure to check out Episode 1: The Fix is In! Talking about the NBA and ratings, Teradek cubes, Android TV and BitTorrent live streaming!

ECBL Broadcast, May 7: High Point Hawks at Winston-Salem Certified

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On Saturday, May 7, NetCast Sports Network will broadcast the ECBL Game of the Week, featuring the High Point Hawks as they travel to face Winston-Salem Certified. If you are not familiar with the region, High Point and Winston-Salem are neighboring cities so this pretty much automatically qualifies as a rivalry game.

High Point comes into the game with a 3-4 record on the season and is coming off a loss to the Petersburg Revolution (which can be watched on replay here). Winston-Salem’s record on the year is 2-5 and they want to get on the winning track with this upcoming home game.

Game time is expected to tip at 5 pm EST – if there are issues the broadcast will be slightly delayed. For updates, be sure to follow @NetCastSports on Twitter.

Broadcast link: http://www.netcastsports.com/Video/Watch/88sylv2dLHE