BoxCast recently spoke with David Pizzuto, the Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) about his experience streaming with BoxCast. Here’s what he had to say:
BoxCast: Why did you decide to start streaming your events with BoxCast?
David Pizzuto: We were looking for a simple and cost-effective streaming solution for our soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball events this year. When we came across BoxCast, we knew it was just what we were looking for.
BoxCast: How have your FANS reacted?
DP: The feedback has been great. The quality is perfect, our kids love being able to re-watch the broadcasts, and many fans email us to ask if we will be streaming certain games in the future.
Not only are people watching, but they’re actually starting to depend on us for the service. I love knowing that we can provide that resource to our fans.
BoxCast: How do you use your BoxCaster?
DP: In addition to streaming our athletic events we’ve actually used our BoxCaster to give interns and students an opportunity to develop their broadcasting skills. They run most of our streams. Plus, the plug-and-play system is incredibly reliable. People are able to get the hang of it within minutes and it’s always seamless.
I also think it’s important to note that we use BoxCast for our home and away games, and it's just as easy to set up.
BoxCast: What do you like most about it?
DP: I love your customer support. If I ever have an issue, I get a response within seconds and am always satisfied. The BoxCast representatives have been truly terrific to me.
Plus, more and more leagues are requiring schools to videotape their games. With BoxCast, we essentially kill two birds with one stone - since the streams are automatically archived, we simply pass the archive onto our coaches. Works for everyone.
BoxCast: Anything else you'd like to add?
DP: BoxCast has been great for us and I look forward to working with the platform in the future. I love that BoxCast tracks how many viewers are watching at a given time, and of course, I can’t say enough about the customer service. BoxCast is easy to use and because we are in on the ground floor, it really made sense with our budget.
--- The College of Staten Island (CUNY) is one of many schools that's used BoxCast to give its students a hands-on broadcasting opportunity. Bridgewater State University (MA) has had many students go on to pursue professional broadcasting careers. To learn more about their BoxCast experience, check out [Interview:] This Is Why Students Should Run Your Broadcasts.