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, FSN, FX, etc) 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 inventory in soccer, softball and 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 and stream live Cyclones.tv content to the iPad. 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.
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.
- 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.