Kansas State fans and anyone else have amazing access to sporting events on the university’s online HDTV network. How we watch games continues to dramatically change.
The announcement this week that the National Football will show Thursday games on Amazon Prime shows just how valuable K-StateHD.TV has become.
The variety of content on K-StateHD.TV is absolutely incredible. Coach Snyder’s spring football press conference, for example.
Do you watch events online? I never thought I’d watch a sporting event on a computer.
Now I watch on several different devices including my phone.
It’s obvious Kansas State’s 6-year-old high-definition network was certainly ahead of its time.
While our home has a number of televisions, most college students I know don’t own a television. They may never need one.
If you can see the Wildcats play online from anywhere you are, why buy a television?
Unfortunately, Kansas State is prohibited from showing most Wildcat football games on K-State-HD.TV. The Big 12 TV contract sets the rules and they allow only one football game each season.
You are able to watch a replay later on the service. It’s better to listen to Wyatt Thompson on the radio anyway.
On the other hand, it’s time for the Big 12 to reconsider their contracts and allow member schools to use more social media platforms to show games.
This week’s announcement that Amazon Prime will carry the NFL is just another step in the evolution of how we watch games.
In addition to the ‘Cats, I’ve watched events on the Big Ten Network App, Watch ESPN, The Masters App and Twitter.
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The NFL used Yahoo for one game in 2015, partnered with Snapchat last year and showed ten games on Twitter.
While there is a small fee to watch some K-StateHD.TV content, the NFL on Amazon is exclusively for Amazon Prime members.
I never thought I’d use the service. However, I used Prime to purchase the computer I’m using to write this.