STORRS, Conn. – As the 2023-24 athletic season gets underway in Storrs, UConn+, the University of Connecticut’s sports-centric on-demand and live-streaming video platform is ready to launch into year two of providing Husky fans around the world the best coverage of all things UConn Athletics. UConn+ was launched in collaboration with LEARFIELD Studios and SIDEARM Sports.
In addition, UConn+ will be the exclusive outlet for live streaming of all home non-conference game for UConn men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball in 2023-24. Select events from other sports will also air on UConn+.
UConn+ broadcasts are FREE for fans to watch. All BIG EAST Conference match-ups will be available on broadcasts through FloSports or the BIG EAST Digital Network and available via subscription. FloSports offers both monthly and annual subscriptions, and as part of the expanded agreement, UConn students, faculty, and staff can sign up with their .edu email to receive a discount. For more information on FloSports, click here.
“After an initial successful premier of UConn+ during last season, we have a full second year in front of us to share all the great success stories of UConn athletics,” commented Director of Athletics David Benedict. “We are excited to be able to provide live game content for our programs this year with all non-conference home games streaming on the service for select sports. This unique platform will continue to help us promote the excellence of our student-athletes, coaches, and the University of Connecticut and only continue to strengthen our global brand.”
“As we launch into our second year of UConn+, we’re poised to further entertain and inform UConn fans by telling the stories of our top teams, student athletes, and rich athletic history,” said Tom Murphy, general manager for LEARFIELD’s UConn Sports Properties, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder. “This unique platform will not only strengthen the ties among the incredible Huskies community, but also provide advertisers unparalleled opportunities to connect with our passionate fans through the stories and excitement of college athletics.”
UConn+ launched last January, a first-of-its-kind endeavor in college athletics to combine live and original content. It surfaces original and exclusive content to fans such as features, live events, profiles, coaches’ shows, highlights and other on-demand content.
The first year of UConn+ was a smashing success with content receiving over 25 million impressions and 3.7 million views. The women’s basketball series, The Standard, garnered over 3.5 million impressions and season one of UConn football’s The Breakdown achieved over 600k impressions in a single week.
The UConn+ platform is available via web browsers at UConnPlus.tv and on television via major video streaming services Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku, which serve more than 90 percent of the streaming video marketplace. Users of these services should go to their respective app stores and search for UConn to download the UConn+ app.
The platform and app will remain free to all users for the 2023-24 season.
Here is the original programing Husky fans can look for during the 2023-24 season on UConn+ :
Men’s Basketball Show – Go behind the scenes with Head Coach Dan Hurley and the UConn men’s basketball team as they begin their quest for a second consecutive national title. Blue Bloods is UConn’s premier content series, featuring unprecedented access to this legendary program. (4 Episodes)
The Standard: In Season – A highlight driven interview series recapping the biggest games, storylines, and moments from the 2023-24 UConn women’s basketball season.
The Breakdown – On the heels of UConn’s first bowl appearance since 2015, THE BREAKDOWN returns to document The Reload. Take an exclusive look at UConn football’s pre-season camp, mixing practice footage with player and coach interviews (5 episodes)
Husky Life – With over 700 student-athletes, UConn Athletics has no shortage of unique personalities, backgrounds, and stories. Meet the students behind the logo in Husky Life, a new short form series bringing fans closer than ever to the teams and athletes they love. Husky Life will take fans off the court with some of their favorite UConn Huskies. Find out what life is like for a D-I athlete, and hear more about each student’s unique path to Storrs. (5 episodes)
Road to Gameday – Told through linear access moments, this all-new series highlights four different teams and the level of preparation required leading up to gameday! The four-part series will be driven by team meeting scenes, practice, film sessions, travel and gameday prep. Road to Gameday will give fans access like never before to some of UConn’s most popular programs. (4 episodes)
Dunkin’ Coffee with Coaches – Only a fellow coach knows how to get inside the head of another coach. UConn baseball head coach Jim Penders takes a deep dive with his peers in UConn Athletics for this interview series presented by Dunkin’ Donuts. (4 episodes)
X’s and O’s with Geno Auriemma – Dive into the UConn women’s basketball playbook with Head Coach Geno Auriemma in X’s and O’s. Coach Auriemma breaks down top plays from the season, highlights courtside decision making, and gives viewers unprecedented