BERKELEY - After a successful Friday morning test, the technology is in place for California athletics to provide the scoreboard feed from Washington State's Martin Stadium directly to the Memorial Stadium scoreboard in Berkeley for a live "broadcast" of this Saturday's college football game between the two schools.
California is using the Slingbox, an award-winning consumer electronics product from San Mateo-based Sling Media, Inc., to redirect the feed via the internet to a computer connected to the Memorial Stadium scoreboard on game day.
"As an alumnus of California and a huge Bears football fan, I am thrilled to see the Slingbox technology deliver this weekend's games to the hometown fans," said Jason Krikorian, co-founder of Sling Media, Inc. "We created the Slingbox in part to bring fans closer to their favorite sports teams and this is a great example of that. All of us at Sling Media are looking forward to game day."
Fans are invited to come to Memorial Stadium FREE of charge to watch the feed on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Along with the video, the Golden Bear Radio Network audio feed will be provided as veteran play-by-play man Joe Starkey calls the action with Troy Taylor providing analysis and Todd McKim handling sideline updates.
Fans are asked to please enter through the south or north gates only. Bags will be checked. Also fans are asked to please sit on the WESTSIDE of the stadium ONLY (sections AA-H).
Subway will be selling sandwiches and beverages on Saturday. There will be no alcohol allowed and field access will also be prohibited.
Cal reminds fans that this will be the Washington State scoreboard feed; "Go Bears" cheers are strongly encouraged despite any contradictory scoreboard messages coming from Pullman.
Due previously scheduled events, parking will be limited. The following lots will be available:
Witter Lot (102 spaces)
Prospect Court (62 spaces)
Foothill Lot (138 spaces)
Upper Hearst Structure (299 spaces)
Lower Hearst Structure (514 spaces)
All other lots (Boalt, Kleeberger, Bowles and Bancroft Structure) have been reserved for other events.
Parking rates will apply as regular non-game day rates, and season ticket parking permits will not be valid.
Following this weekend's road game, the Golden Bears are back in action next Saturday, hosting Washington in another key Pac-10 game. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 1-800-GO-BEARS.
The Slingbox is a breakthrough consumer electronics product that enables consumers to watch their living room TV programming from wherever they are by turning virtually any Internet-connected Windows-based laptop or desktop and any Windows Mobile-based handheld or mobile phone into a personal TV. The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a standard cable connection, cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR to the viewer's PC--located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics solutions that are a natural extension of today's digital way of life. The first member of the Sling Media family is the award-winning SlingboxTM, a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptops and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones. The Slingbox is now available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Brazil through traditional retail channels and local service providers. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.