The governing body for university sports have announced they will be launching BUCS TV in partnership with streaming company, Joymo.
The platform will initially launch a beta-testing period, as BUCS along with Joymo begin on a journey to diversify the capture of BUCS live sports, which saw over 26,000 fixtures and 124 events in the 21'/22' season.
"YouTube has long been the home for BUCS fans to watch the games they love, but partnering with Joymo allows us to make content available from multiple different sources – from broadcast cameras right through to mobile phones," said Michael Heath, Head of Digital and Engagement at BUCS. "We look forward to continuing the 2022-23 season with an even greater pool of content, with viewers able to experience BUCS fixtures and events in a new and innovative way.”
The partnership also gives BUCS the opportunity to take full control of their content, opening up a wide-range of opportunities for monetisation as well as other benefits for not only themselves, but also their viewing members.
"We love BUCS’ ambition to create the best university sport experience in the world and the launch of BUCS TV is testament to that aim," said BUCS CEO Michael Emery. "BUCS TV empowers all members to broadcast every single event and fixture via the Joymo platform, enabling fans, family and alumni to watch live or on-demand, wherever they are in the world."
Fixtures will be available on BUCS TV from Saturday the 4th of February 2023. Flagship events such as the BUCS Big Wednesday, which has seen a host of up and coming British Basketball talent, will also be shown.