BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association totaled over 300 license purchases for the Men's National Collegiate Club and Varsity Eastern Championship video-streams during the past two championship weekends to make the league's venture into streaming its championships a success.
The first collegiate water polo conference to offer live-streaming of its championships, the Collegiate Water Polo Association offered free coverage of the 2009 Division III Collegiate Club Championship from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine due to audio difficulties, before presenting the National Collegiate Club Championship from the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Eastern Varsity Championship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge for a minimal cost of $10 per game or $25 for a weekend pass.
Overall, the league presented coverage of 55 games (12 Division III Club, 30 Collegiate Club, 12 Eastern, High School All-Star) through its partnership with Stretch Internet. 177 individuals purchased access to the National Collegiate Club Championship and 129 purchased passes to the Eastern Championship, with the majority of the passes for both championships being weekend packages.
In addition to the live-streaming coverage presented by the league, the Collegiate Water Polo Association has launched a video archive for the final four games of the 2009 Men's Eastern Championship and the High School All-Star Game. Individuals wishing to view the archived streams can log-in through the CWPA's Stretch Internet site and watch an archived game for $10.
The games can be accessed here, and include the following contests: