What Is Cyclones.tv ?
The athletics department is utilizing Cyclones.tv to deliver live sporting events and extensive on-demand programming in a significantly enhanced fashion to a global audience. Programming for the new Cyclones.tv began in fall of 2012.
Beyond upgrading the production quality of live events, Cyclones.tv will also create and distribute exclusive feature content by capitalizing on the skills of Walters. On-demand programming will run year-around and include features, news conferences, hit tapes, media days, training camp coverage, pre-game shows, classic games and much more.
A full price subscription to Cyclones.tv will cost $9.95 per month or $79.95 yearly.
Cyclones.tv Introduction Video
How many live football and basketball games will I see?
The new television contracts for the Big 12 allows for each school's third-tier rights to be distributed by the institution. As such, Iowa State will be guaranteed one football game and several third-tier men's and women's basketball games for distribution on Cyclones.tv. Keep in mind, any Iowa State sporting event that appears live on network television for one of the Big 12's broadcast partners (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX family of networks) we are NOT allowed to show live on Cyclones.tv. Those television partners have paid for the rights to broadcast those games. Cyclones.tv is allowed to show a replay of football games 72 hours after its completion and 48 hours for men's and women's basketball.
Nearly all home events in women's basketball, wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics will be shown on Cyclones.tv. In the near future, we hope to add Big 12 Conference road contests that fall to third tier that we can share from other conference members digital networks.
Are Cyclones.tv videos in HD?
All Cyclones.tv live events will be shot and produced for adaptive HD viewing. The faster your internet connection, the better quality of video streaming you will receive. On-demand Cyclones.tv content will be uploaded for anytime viewing using quality specs that match the connection speeds of most of our users.
iPad viewing: Fans with iPads can purchase the official Iowa State Athletics iPad app (search "Iowa State Cyclones" in the iTunes store) and stream live Cyclones.tv content to the iPad. The app is $5.99 per season and a new version is released every August in advance of the upcoming sport season. Here is a link to the iTunes store. Most on-demand content that appears in the Cyclones.tv web portal will also be transcoded for viewing on the iPad. Those of you that have AppleTV can use the "air play" function to play both live and on-demand content to your TV. A Cyclones.tv subscription is also required.
Mobile phone viewing: At the time of initial launch, streaming video will not be made available for iOS and Android devices. Fans who purchase the PREMIUM Iowa State Athletics mobile app for iOS and Android will have access to all archive/on-demand video content (interviews, features, coaches shows, highlights, etc,) as well as live streaming audio of Cyclones.tv audio events (call-in shows, game broadcasts, etc.). A Cyclones.tv subscription is also required and a new version is released every August in advance of the upcoming sport season. Here are the followinge events that we will make available LIVE on mobile phones through our app:
- MBB vs. Northern Illinois
- WBB vs. Iowa
- WBB - ALL REMAINING HOME BIG 12 CONFERENCE GAMES
Smart TV app or internet set-top box (like Roku): Currently not supported. The only way to play Cyclones.tv content on your television is to incorporate the above setup through the iPad app and AppleTV or connect your computer to your TV via HDMI or other methods. Google Chromecast is another product currently on the market that will allow the user to wirelessly play content on their PC to their TV.
How Many Devices Can I Be Logged Into at One Time
One device can be used at a time. For on-demand viewing and for LIVE events, only one person can be using an account at the same time.