July 1, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army Athletic Association and Army Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, is proud to announce their partnership with CBS Sports as the official website provider of the Black Knights, www.goARMYsports.com.
Army realigns with CBS after a five-year hiatus. The new www.goARMYsports.com design offers the same great content in a cleaner, easier-to-navigate website, while continuing to be the primary information platform for team rosters, statistics, schedules and official news.
"We are thrilled to be reestablishing our partnership with CBS Sports," said Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. "CBS has continually demonstrated the ability to offer cutting-edge technology, which in today's world, is a key component to the daily life of an average Army fan. It's our hope that this new partnership will make following the outstanding cadet-athletes we have here at West Point as easy as possible and from anywhere across the globe."
CBS Sports also hosts the official athletic sites of rivals Navy and Air Force.
"Adding Army to our roster of schools rounds out CBS Interactive's support of the U.S. Military and its related university athletic programs," said Patty Hirsch, Vice President and General Manager, CBSSports.com College Network. "We are proud to support Army and look forward to exceeding the needs of Army fans and alumni, while also generating significant revenue for the United States Military Academy."
The new site will feature a push on new multimedia platforms and mobile technologies both immediately and in the coming months. Black Knight fans across the globe will also be treated to the creation of a mobile website and eventual free iPhone, Android and Blackberry applications.
The new site will continue to cater heavily to Army's valued ITT Knight Vision customers for both live and feature content, while placing an emphasis on customer satisfaction. ITT Knight Vision will continue to provide coverage over as many of Army's 25 sports as possible, while streaming the CBS Sports broadcasts all home football games live.
GameTracker returns as the official free live statistics portal in order to keep fans tuned in to scores and play-by-play throughout the majority of Army contests. GameTracker Mobile, rolled out in mid-August, will make the portal available on all Blackberry and Android phones. Fans can expect GameTracker to be offered for football, basketball, soccer, sprint football, volleyball, baseball, softball and lacrosse.
Army fans will be happy about the continuation of its booming online auction site and DVD store, as well as the introduction of a new photo store. The new site features easy access to Army's official Facebook and Twitter pages and offers the option to share content to a variety of social networking sites.
Army is an official partner of CBSSports.com College Network, the leader in the delivery of integrated multimedia solutions and internet services for University Athletic Departments, Conferences and Associations. CBSSports.com College Network hosts www.goARMYsports.com as part of its online network of over 175 official athletic web sites. About CBSSports.com College Network CBSSports.com College Network is the leader in the production, management and hosting of official athletic websites, e-commerce solutions, streaming products and mobile services for colleges and universities across the United States. CBSSports.com College Network currently produces a network of approximately 175 official athletic sites for schools including the University of Notre Dame (und.com), University of North Carolina (tarheelblue.com), University of Texas (texassports.com), and the University of Southern California (usctrojans.com).
CBSSports.com College Network is a unit of CBS Interactive, the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 200 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is the eighth largest web property globally and the fifth largest web property in the United States in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET, CBS RADIO and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.
Mobile Website - A new mobile website will make www.goARMYsports.com available on mobile devices and will launch immediately. Content will be similar to Army's official website, but made more accessible and readable on mobile devices.
GameTracker Mobile - GameTracker, CBS Interactive's live statistics portal, will launch in mid-August, in plenty of time for Army's first athletic event of the 2011-12 academic year. GameTracker Mobile will make the portal available on all Blackberry and Android phones.
Mobile Applications - Expected to launch in early September, free applications for iPhone, Android and Blackberry will be available for download. The apps will include video on demand, scores, schedules, rosters, bios, breaking news and score score alerts. An in-app upgrade will also be offered for live statistics and live audio/video content.
ITT Knight Vision continues to be the multimedia arm of the Army Athletic Association. ITT Knight Vision brought Army fans over 200 live events in 2010-11 and will continue that aggressive coverage into the upcoming 2011-12 season. Included amongst the live events will be a live stream of the CBS Sports broadcast for all home Army football games. Through the new CBS Interactive package, fans have two subscription options - (1) monthly subscription for $9.95, which is automatically renewed unless cancelled by the customer and (2) an annual subscription for $79.95. Like in the past, ITT Knight Vision will continue to offer customers free content to include weekly features, coach and player interviews and post-game recaps. For ITT Knight Vision questions, please click here.
Show your Army pride through Army's official online store, now powered by CBS Interactive. All of the latest gear and keepsakes are available through the online story by clicking here.
Army will continue to feature its highly popular official auction site through the new www.goARMYsports.com. Auctions ranging from game-used jerseys and balls, bobbleheads, program sets, special game packages and exclusive experience opportunities will remain a constant. Inventory is updated as it becomes available. Click here to bid on new items now.
For the first time, Army fans will be able to purchase designated photos online through Replay Photo. A photo store gallery is available by clicking here. Photos that are for sale and used on www.goARMYsports.com will be tagged with a special "Buy Now" marker in order to make purchasing as seamless as possible.
Army's official online DVD store will function the same and feature DVD copies of all ITT Knight Vision broadcasted events. This includes an archive of previous seasons when available and also new broadcasts as they are completed. Click here to visit the online DVD store.