April 22, 2013

MLL to Air 15 Live Games on YouTube Channel

from staff reports | Related: Full National TV Schedule

BOSTON — Major League Lacrosse announced Monday that YouTube, the world-renowned video sharing site, will carry 15 games in high definition exclusively on the League's channel YouTube.com/MLL, making the games available on a variety of platforms worldwide.

"We are very excited to bring 15 games exclusively to our YouTube Channel," said MLL Commissioner David Gross. "This partnership will bring MLL to lacrosse fans all over the world as they will be able to watch the games on their smart TVs, computers or mobile devices."

The partnership with YouTube has been facilitated by The Lacrosse Network (TLN), who handles lacrosse media distribution with YouTube. TLN will provide support in the distribution and technical side of the streams. The company has been working with the production team to ensure that it can bring the highest quality streams to YouTube. TLN is also working with Google to provide an enhanced viewing experience to the users that will be unique to its network of channels, including being able to interact with commentators and interact with Google hangouts during games.

Samir Chaudry, President of TLN, echoed Gross's enthusiasm. "Our mission at TLN is to grow the game of lacrosse through the power of media. We are proud to partner with the MLL and believe that the global distribution of MLL games on YouTube's interactive platform is a big win for the world-wide lacrosse community."

The first game to be carried on YouTube will be the matchup between the Boston Cannons and the newly re-branded New York Lizards on Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Ohio Machine's home opener against the Denver Outlaws on Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. YouTube will also carry the Rochester Rattlers showdown against the Hamilton Nationals from FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., Saturday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m.

The YouTube agreement comes along with MLL's exisiting deals with ESPN and CBS Sports Network.

Play-by-play duties will be handled by a variety of commentators with Steve Warzala taking the bulk of the games and Eamon McAnaney, Todd Bell, Mike Evans and Jon Meterparel filling in. Andrew 'Buggs' Combs, Brendan McDaniel, Ron Zwerin, Brett Manney and Brian Shanahan will serve as analysts.

The MLL's YouTube channel is the destination for high quality Major league Lacrosse videos including game and season highlights, exclusive interviews and off the field videos. Visit YouTube.com/MLL for more videos.

YouTube Schedule: (All times Eastern)

Day

Date

Visitor

 

Home

Time

Sunday

4/28/2013

Boston

 

New York

3:30 PM

Saturday

5/4/2013

Denver

 

Ohio

8:00 PM

Sunday

5/5/2013

Charlotte

 

Rochester

3:00 PM

Saturday

5/11/2013

New York

 

Hamilton

7:00 PM

Friday

5/17/2013

Charlotte

 

Hamilton

11:00 AM

Saturday

5/18/2012

New York

 

Ohio

8:00 PM

Friday

5/31/2013

Boston

 

Denver

9:30 PM

Saturday

6/8/2013

Hamilton

 

Denver

8:00 PM

Saturday

6/15/2013

Rochester

 

Ohio

7:30 PM

Saturday

6/22/2013

Rochester

 

Hamilton

7:00 PM

Saturday

6/29/2013

Chesapeake

 

Hamilton

7:00 PM

Saturday

7/6/2013

Chesapeake

 

Ohio

7:30 PM

Saturday

7/20/2012

Ohio

 

Hamilton

7:30 PM

Saturday

7/27/2013

Boston

 

Hamilton

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/3/2013

Ohio

 

Boston

4:00 PM


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