JumpTV Inc. (AIM, TSX: JTV) (www.jumptv.com), a leader in broadcasting international television and sports over the Internet, today announced that six new university athletics departments have partnered with the company through its JumpTV Sports business unit to implement online ticketing and donor management solutions.
JumpTV Sports’ newest ticketing partners include:
• Georgia Southern University (GSU) – www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com
• University of Alaska Anchorage – www.goseawolves.com
• Sam Houston State University (SHSU) – www.gobearkats.com
• Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) – www.fgcuathletics.com
• University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNW) – www.uncsports.com
• University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) – http://uncabulldogs.cstv.com
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with JumpTV Sports,” said Sam Baker, GSU athletics director. “We’re already partnering with JumpTV Sports to host our official athletics Web site. We feel that the Internet is one of the best avenues available to promote Georgia Southern University Athletics and, now through Total Ticketing, extend our ticket sales. Our newest venture with JumpTV Sports will certainly compliment our continuing efforts to connect with our fan base and provide them with even more convenience when supporting our outstanding teams.”
Through each school’s official athletics Web site, the JumpTV Sports Total Ticketing platform enables 24/7 online service so fans can purchase season and single game tickets. The system includes a feature called the “One-Fan Profile” which aims to provide fans with a more hands-on approach to managing their individual online profiles. For example, fans can change personal information, order tickets, update their Booster Club memberships and make donations.
FGCU, Alaska Anchorage, SHSU and UNCW will all leverage use of a standalone ticketing system, while GSU and UNCA have also integrated donor management into the online ticketing platform.
“We wanted to provide both our fans and our donors with a fast, easy-to-use way to show support for Bulldogs Athletics,” said Janet Cone, UNCA athletics director. “By partnering with JumpTV Sports, we’re not only able to do so, but we can now organize our marketing efforts more efficiently and effectively through the One-Fan Profile. That’s something that our fans, donors and staff can all benefit from.”
The JumpTV Sports partnerships signify new relationships for FGCU, UNCW and UNCA, but JumpTV Sports already provides SHSU, Alaska Anchorage and GSU with official site design/hosting, branded broadband video channel development, e-commerce solutions and more. In fact, GSU is the fifth Southern Conference member, including the league office, affiliated with JumpTV Sports.
“Ticketing and donor management continue to surge as top-of-mind priorities for cutting-edge programs across the country," said Nada Usina, president, JumpTV Sports. "Our new partners have discovered that broadband technology can take their athletics operations to innovative levels that foster greater efficiency and fan interactivity. As the trend moves away from Excel spreadsheets and antiquated platforms, we’re finding that we’ve been able to help more and more programs evolve and benefit from the use of a robust platform such as JumpTV’s Total Ticketing."
About JumpTV JumpTV (AIM, TSX: JTV) is a leading distributor of live international television and sports over the Internet. With more than 300 television channels from 75+ countries and more than 170 partnerships with sports teams and leagues, JumpTV delivers full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis from all corners of the globe to computers, Internet-enabled television sets, IP set-top-boxes and cell phones with browser access. For more information, visit www.jumptv.com.