The North Coast Athletic Conference has reached a formal partnership agreement with BlueFrame Technology to provide its innovative Production Truck software to all 10 member institutions of the conference. In addition, BlueFrame will assist the conference in launching a dedicated NCAC Digital Network where fans can easily find and watch conference championships and special events.
“We are extremely excited that our institutions will be able to have access to BlueFrame technology to help share their stories and the story of the NCAC,” said Keri Alexander Luchowski, executive director of the NCAC. “BlueFrame's platform and Production Truck software will enhance the already strong efforts of our member schools and will help us expand our reach and provide fans with a viewing experience that is second-to-none in Division III.
With Production Truck, broadcasts from NCAC will be able to adopt uniform conference graphics to enhance branding for the conference and its members. By using Production Truck, NCAC broadcasts will be enabled for up to four-camera switching with standard and custom transitions, NCAC-branded graphics and scoreboard overlays, ad insertion, instant replay capture and posting to social media, encoding to 1080p video, and custom RTMP output.
“BlueFrame is thrilled to be partnering with the North Coast Athletic Conference,” said Mark Krug, Director of Partnerships for BlueFrame Technology. “With the adoption of Production Truck across the conference, broadcasts from all members will provide fans a better experience and raise the profile of the NCAC, its members and student-athletes. A special thank you to Commissioner Luchowski for her leadership and vision with this partnership.”
About BlueFrame Technology
BlueFrame Technology is the premiere end-to-end streaming provider for sports organizations across the United States with the majority of their clients in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III space. Founded in June 2015 with 4 employees and 120 customers, BlueFrame has expanded to 18 employees and over 600 customers servicing over 100,000 live broadcasts.
About the North Coast Athletic Conference
Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III conference dedicated to fostering a complementary relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Consisting of 10 academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania — Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University, The College of Wooster, along with affiliate member Earlham College — the NCAC believes that high-level athletic programs need not be sacrificed in order to meet rigid academic standards. Currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, the NCAC features championship competition in 23 sports — 11 for men and 12 for women. The 12 women’s sports are among the most offered by any Division III conference, and the equality in number and emphasis between men’s and women’s athletics is just one of the elements that sets the North Coast apart.