Facebook to Provide Viewers with Exclusive Access to 2016 Mountain West Football Media Days
LAS VEGAS -- For the fourth consecutive year, the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders will provide live coverage from MW Football Media Days, which will be held Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This year, thanks to the league's partnership with Facebook, the Mountain West Network will also offer viewers unprecedented access throughout the media day festivities.
The Mountain West's partnership with Facebook comes on the heels of an announcement just last week of a digital media rights partnership between Twitter and Campus Insiders. The partnership is highlighted by the Mountain West, which will join the NFL as the first and only leagues to live stream football on the social media platform. Details on the partnership between Twitter and Campus Insiders can be found at TheMW.com.
MW media days coverage gets underway at 8 a.m. PT on Tuesday, July 26, as the Mountain West will announce its 2016 predicted order of finish and preseason All-Conference football honorees using Facebook Live on the MW's official Facebook page. The league will also unveil its 2015-16 Athletes and Scholar-Athletes of the Year, which are the MW's highest honors bestowed to its student-athletes, via Facebook Live at 8 a.m. PT on Wednesday, July 27. Both announcements will be a first of their kind utilizing the Facebook Live tool.
For the first time in league history, fans will be able to participate in the Mountain West Network's live Media Day shows. Jesse Kurtz will host the shows and will be joined on set by student-athletes representing each MW institution. Stormy Buonantony will serve as reporter and will field questions from viewers tuning in to the Facebook Live broadcast. Student-athletes representing the Mountain Division will be live on the show from 4-5:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 26, while the West Division will be represented from 4-5:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 27. A complete breakdown of the show schedule is as follows:
As always, fans can watch all of the live MWN broadcasts for free, whether live or on-demand, on the Mountain West Network at TheMW.com. These broadcasts will also be available on each institution's official athletics website, as well as on CampusInsiders.com. Fans can also download the official mobile applications of the Mountain West and Campus Insiders on their iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices to tune in to the action. Visit the App Store or Google Play for details on the MW's free applications.
The Mountain West Network and Campus Insiders will also produce on-demand video content throughout MW Football Media Days, including features and interviews with head coaches and student-athletes from around the league.
For even more live and on-demand content, fans should follow along via the Mountain West's #MWFB Media Days Central, as well as its entire suite of social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube. Visit the MW's Social Media Hub for direct access and links to each of those accounts, along with social media information for the MW membership. Plus, be sure to utilize the #MWFB hashtag throughout the media day festivities and 2016 football season.