How to watch tonight's ODU-Florida Atlantic football game – Virginian-Pilot
BOCA RATON, Fla.
Trying to follow Old Dominion’s football team on television this season has been a complicated process for fans. To date, ODU games have been on three TV platforms: the American Sports Network, a conventional TV network that broadcasts on Norfolk station WTVZ-TV; and the ESPN3 and Conference USA TV streaming networks.
ODU’s game tonight at Florida Atlantic (6 p.m.) will put ODU on a fourth platform: the Campus Insiders streaming network.
The good news for ODU fans is that unlike Conference USA TV, which charges a fee, Campus Insiders broadcasts are free.
I haven’t seen a Campus Insiders broadcast this season, but I’ve heard the production is good and the streaming is free of the kind of technical glitches so many have experienced on Conference USA TV.
It’s a relatively new service, and one of the nation’s fastest growing, that streams more than 3,000 games per year. It televises dozens of Mountain West Conference games, and is starting its first season with C-USA with just six football games.
You’ll need access to the internet and can watch the games on smart phones, tablets, computers or on a streaming device such as Apple TV or Roku. It’s also available on Sling TV.
The service can be accessed at at www.campusinsiders.com/live
Conference USA’s TV contracts were renegotiated last year at perhaps the worst time possible. ESPN and other cable networks are bleeding red ink because so many viewers are cutting off cable TV and instead using streaming services.
Rights fees for Conference USA dropped from about $1.1 million per school to about $200,000.
The league signed agreements with ESPN, ASN, Campus Insiders and beIN Sports, a cable network that did not broadcast any ODU games this season.
ODU’s final regular-season game, next Saturday at home against Florida International,