Real Salt Lake Launches Innovative Local Streaming and Ticketing Partnership with KSL
SALT LAKE CITY / SANDY, Utah - In an innovative and unprecedented technological endeavor, Real Salt Lake has partnered with KSL to digitally deliver more than 200 hours of live professional games featuring RSL, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs via streaming to fans across Utah and surrounding communities, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen, KSL Vice President Tanya Vea and Deseret Digital Media President Greg Peterson jointly announced today.
The introduction of the multi-year digital streaming partnership delivers each live three-hour Real Salt Lake game window and two-hour Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs contests, select RSL Academy home games, as well as weekly highlight, magazine and coach's shows and other ancillary content to users' phones, tablets and streaming devices via the "KSL TV" application and www.KSL.com.
"This is all about the fans, who can watch RSL on-the-go wherever they choose; people can now view in-Stadium replays on their devices at both our venues thanks to our Red Sky wi-fi upgrades, and always be connected around the clock to our club, our players and our coaches, 24/7 from the palm of their hands," said RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen , noting that KSL.com's pacesetting marketplace section will also serve as a primary ticketing outlet for RSL and Utah Royals FC games at Rio Tinto Stadium as well as Real Monarchs matches at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman. "Technology is rapidly developing, and we believe that KSL TV has created a best-in-class app experience for both live and on-demand content, which will deepen our fans' accessibility and connection across the globe."
Live game streaming on KSL kicks off with Real Salt Lake's 2018 MLS opener on Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Claret-and-Cobalt visiting Toyota Field in Frisco, Texas, to face Western Conference rival FC Dallas at 5:30p MT.
"Aligning our two organizations is a perfect match," said Tanya Vea, Vice President/General Manager of KSL. "When it comes to big thinking and innovative strategy, RSL and KSL are leading the way. Our users and viewers expect the best. KSL's delivery of the latest and greatest sports entertainment and information to people's hands - including those who use free streaming devices and are looking to keep pace with their busy lives - will ensure that they have instant and enhanced access to RSL."
In the new partnership with KSL, RSL's 33 regional livestream windows own a 3-hour duration, including the club-produced 30-minute pre-game show as well as a half-hour post-game wrap-up. In addition to each live game offering, every Tuesday throughout the 2018 season features an "RSL on KSL" magazine show titled "OnFrame," as well as the weekly "Mike Petke Show" (starting Tuesday, Feb. 27) hosted by Brian Dunseth . The digital video partnership will also highlight vignettes and long-form pieces exploring the club's commitment to the community, while telling the stories and outlining the personalities that compose the Claret-and-Cobalt pyramid from top to bottom.
Joining Dunseth each week in the KSL studio is the long-time radio/TV play-by-play voice of the club, Bill Riley from ESPN700 AM, and RSL's sideline reporter, Rebecca Cade. Other personalities - including Utah Royals FC Head Coach Laura Harvey, Monarchs boss Mark Briggs, as well as players from all the club's teams and around the world of soccer - will join the shows each week to explore the issues on and off the field affecting the sport in Utah and beyond.
KSL.COM TICKET SALES MARKETPLACE: RSL Chief Business Officer Andy Carroll and Deseret Digital Media President Greg Peterson also jointly announced today that individual game tickets for all three professional teams' games played at either of the club's venues - Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy or Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman - via the KSL Classifieds section on www.KSL.com/RSL.
"In our home region, KSL has long clearly established itself as the largest classifieds marketplace," said Carroll, noting that individual game tickets for all 17 home games of Real Salt Lake's 2018 season are now on sale - as is the entire 17-game Real Monarchs schedule at Zions Bank Stadium, including the venue's March 31 inaugural game - and the NWSL Utah Royals FC inaugural game on April 14 at Rio Tinto Stadium. "Millions of monthly visits from Utah and the surrounding area converge on a large, interested audience, many of whom will utilize www.KSL.com to make their first-ever soccer ticketing purchase."
As part of the agreement between Real Salt Lake's three teams and www.KSL.com, the classifieds marketplace will be supported by an exclusive content vertical combining articles, features and multimedia assets from various Deseret Digital Media sources and the syndication of other club-related content.
"The synergy between our two local companies creates this awesome opportunity for both new and existing sports fans to be 'super-served' on multiple levels," said Deseret Digital Media President Greg Peterson, noting the reach of DDM's 6,000,000 monthly unique visitors. "Part of the DDM mission is to align actions to demonstrate the value of our products to our users, and the partnership with Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs professional teams, world-class venues and youth development and community initiatives provides a unique and unprecedented opportunity for our users and fans."
Real Salt Lake's 2018 Major League Soccer regular-season schedule follows, with streaming window times listed:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
KSL TV APP
The KSL TV's "over the top" (OTT) apps are available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets, Chromecast, Apple TV (4th-Gen and above), Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku Connected TV devices.
The KSL Broadcast app supports both AirPlay and Chromecast or other Chromecast built-in devices.
On your iOS device, swipe-up from the bottom of your screen to open the phone's Control Center. Tap on the AirPlay button and select the name of the device where you wish to stream video.
On your Android device, tap the Cast button on the top right corner of the app. Then, select the name of the device where you wish to stream RSL on KSL content. Proceed to tap on a video you want to watch in order to cast via Chromecast.
Can live RSL, Royals FC and Monarchs events be paused and rewound?
Yes. You can pause a live game via the video player at any time, replay the action, and return to the live event.
Do you make full match replays available?
Yes! RSL on KSL features a comprehensive on-demand video library for replaying games at your leisure. Visit the "RSL" section in the KSL TV apps, select a competition and navigate through the on-demand section to view the available archive.
Rights permitting, a replay archive for all competitions is available throughout the course of a league/Cup season and beyond.
What are the minimum system requirements to stream RSL on KSL?
The following mobile operating systems are supported:
Apple iOS app
iOS 10 or later (note: iOS beta release versions are typically not supported)
Android 4.4 or later
The following browsers are supported:
Firefox: please update to the latest version
Chrome: please update to the latest version
Internet Explorer 9+
To enjoy the best RSL on KSL experience from a desktop PC, please keep Flash active on your browser.
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