As part of the re-launch and new look of the official websites for University of Tennessee athletics, utsports.com and utladyvols.com, Host Communications/Vol Network and the University of Tennessee will be offering audio streaming of all Vol Radio Network broadcasts free to Tennessee fans and alumni around the world this season. The departure from a subscription-based format has resulted from a desire to enhance fans experience on the new official UT athletic websites and make the radio broadcasts available and free to all listeners around the globe.
“We are pleased to be in the position now to stream Vol Radio Network broadcasts free over the Internet this season and we look forward to announcing some new and exciting multimedia platforms to Tennessee fans in the near future,” said Host Communications/Vol Network General Manager Steve Early.
The majority of schools and universities around the country charge a subscription or fee to listen to the audio streaming of athletic broadcasts over the Internet. Tennessee’s and Host’s decision to offer the service for free is a departure from that trend, but one that both entities felt strongly as a way to give back and reach alumni and fans.
“There continues to be significant costs associated with streaming Vol Network broadcasts over the Internet,” says Early. “But going forward, Host Communications will be absorbing such costs in order to create a greater platform for Vol Network programming and listener experience for Tennessee fans living outside our traditional broadcast areas.”
All the Vol football, basketball and baseball games will be audio streamed for free. Some games from other sports will be streamed on a limited basis.
You can find the audio stream available in the following locations:
- Front pageand Sport Page multimedia player
- Multimedia playeraccessable from the Multimedia menu from the top navigation
- Sport schedule page
- Pregame release/notes
- Live in-game stats player (basketball and football only)
MAC users who are unable to play the audio streaming in the multimedia player should access the audio stream from the schedule or pregame releases.
You will need the following web browser plugins to view/listen to the multimedia player: Windows Media Playerand Flash Player.