Stadium, a new 24/7 “multiplatform” sports network, went live today for free on the web, at WatchStadium.com, on Twitter (via @WatchStadium and the Twitter app for connected devices), and via Pluto TV, the free OTT TV service, on channel 207.
Stadium, which features live and on-demand games and events and original programming, formed via the merger of Campus Insiders, 120 Sports and The American Sports Network merged into a single network. Its ownership includes Silver Chalice, Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Time Inc.
Stadium expects to reach more platforms, including apps for iOS and Android devices, and will announce more distribution partners in the coming week. The launch of an over-the-air network is slated for next month, Stadium added.
Facebook also inked a deal with Stadium to stream 15 college football games this year.
Stadium is also teeing up Stadium Plus, a premium offering that will include more than 500 live games, classic events, and commercial-free replays that will sell for $4.99 per month.
Out of the chute, Stadium’s programming includes three “signature” studio shows – Inside the League, Campus Insiders and The Rally, and is set for a Conference USA college football doubleheader on September 2 with the Alabama A&M vs. UAB and Houston vs. UTSA matchups.