SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- Spreecast (www.spreecast.com), the social video platform that connects people through face to face conversation, and the University of Southern California Athletic Department announced today's launch of the new Official Social Video Home of USC Athletics on Spreecast. USC will use Spreecast's interactive, live video platform to facilitate and broadcast interactive conversations between broadcasters, students, alumni, coaches and players from USC athletics' 21 varsity sports.
The first content series USC will launch using Spreecast will be coverage of USC Football's Fall Camp practices ("Fall Camp Series"). The Fall Camp Series will be hosted by Jordan Moore, USC Athletics' Director of Social Media, and will provide insight and access for all Trojan Football fans. Alumni, fans and students alike can participate in any Spreecast by submitting text questions, text chatting in real time and requesting to join on camera to participate in the conversation.
"Our fans can't get enough information about their favorite USC athletic teams. With Spreecast, we give our fans and alumni the ability to engage, interact, participate and share their thoughts on team events, from fall camp to Bowl games and beyond. It will also allow our fans to connect with all of our 21 sports in ways they never could before," said Jose Eskenazi, Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Partnerships, New Media & Licensing for USC Athletics.
Spreecast, which launched publicly in November 2011, enables its users to create interactive face-to-face video broadcasts where people from across the globe can discuss current events, meet people with common interests, or engage with their favorite personalities. Spreecasts are recorded for immediate playback and can be shared across social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Major media companies, including Viacom, Disney, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times already utilize Spreecast to create live video content and engage with their audiences on topics ranging from current events and politics to sports and entertainment.
"We believe Spreecast is a great tool to elevate current social media activity and bring communities together around common interests," said Jeff Fluhr, co-founder and CEO of Spreecast. "USC's students, fans and alumni are one of the most active communities in the country and we are excited to welcome them to Spreecast."
To learn more, visit http://about.spreecast.com/ or visit our blog at http://blog.spreecast.com/.
Founded in 2011, Spreecast (www.spreecast.com) is the social video platform that connects people through conversation. People around the world use Spreecast to discuss current events, explore their interests, interact with celebrities and personalities, chat privately with friends, family or colleagues and engage with brands and companies. Investors include Frank Biondi, former CEO of Viacom; Gordon Crawford, media and technology investor at Capital Research Global Investors, Edward W. Scott, Jr., cofounder of BEA Systems, Stan Shuman, managing director at Allen & Company, Meakem Becker Venture Capital, GGV Capital and MentorTech Ventures. Spreecast has offices in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY.
About USC Athletics
USC has one of the nation's most successful athletic programs. Trojan teams have won 120 national championships (95 men's, including a national-best 82 NCAA titles, and 25 women's), more than all but 2 other schools. USC's men athletes have won more individual NCAA titles (309) than any other school (the Women of Troy have another 70 individual NCAA crowns). Troy has more Olympians, medalists and gold medalists than any school: since 1904, 419 Trojans have competed in the Games, winning 135 gold medals (with at least 1 gold in every summer Olympics from 1912), 87 silver and 64 bronze. Four Trojans have won the prestigious Sullivan Award as America's top amateur athlete: diver Sammy Lee (1953), shot putter Parry O'Brien (1959) and swimmers John Naber (1977) and Janet Evans (1989). Two Women of Troy have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller (1983-84) and Angela Williams (2001-02). Trojan women have won 15 Honda Awards, as their sport's top female athlete. USC student-athletes have received 52 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships (in the Top 10 among all schools) and Troy has had 31 first team Academic All-Americans and 4 athletes who were Rhodes Scholars. USC fields 21 intercollegiate teams, 9 men's (football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, water polo, volleyball) and 12 women's (basketball, track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, water polo, volleyball, rowing, cross country, lacrosse, sand volleyball).
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