History was made two times over at Christian Brothers Academy this past weekend.
On Saturday, February 11th, CBA hosted it’s most-attended home basketball game–the Founder’s Cup–against cross-town rival Red Bank Catholic. At the same time, CBA launched it’s own digital broadcasting network, the “CBA Digital Network.”
Through a partnership with Mascot Media, CBA is now one of the first high schools in New Jersey to be able to stream games, events, and gatherings live and to the web. The first official broadcast saw fans from across the globe, in locations as far as Italy and Japan, tune in to see a historic match-up attended by over 900 CBA & RBC fans. The game marked the first regular season match-up in 35 years between the two Monmouth County Catholic schools.
The community was informed in the week leading up of the chance to watch the first broadcast in CBA school history via CBA’s social media: “A new enterprise at the Academy, the CBA Digital Network will have its first full-scale broadcast on Saturday. To watch live on your desktop, please visit the network’s landing page here.“
The program is directed through a joint effort by CBA’s advancement and athletic offices. “Our two goals are to empower our media-focused students with hands-on experience, and to give our passionate community a chance to watch the great events at the Academy,” said Jason Lutz, director of the CBA Digital Network.
Ultimately, the CBA Digital Network will become a completely student-run endeavor. At the Founder’s Cup game, CBA students worked the cameras and helped with game-day operations.
As part of the Network’s future plans, CBA will soon be launching it’s own mobile app from which fans can stream videos live to their smartphone or device. Those interested can check back with CBA’s website (CBALincroftNJ.org) as well as follow the school on Facebook for more information.
The next broadcast on the CBA Digital Network will come Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., as CBA hosts Donovan Catholic in the first round of the Shore Conference Basketball Tournament. STREAM IT LIVE
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society – awarding over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students.