HUNTSVILLE -- Sam Houston State and XOS Network have agreed to a partnership which will create a new comprehensive website and total ticketing system for the Bearkat athletic department.
The interactive website will include a broadband video channel to show
highlights of games, coach's shows, news conferences and, eventually, live video streaming of athletic events.
Other website features eventually will include an online store, online
auctions, a mobile store as well as other features that will enhance the
site for fans visiting the webpage.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with XOS for our new
interactive athletic website and total ticketing system," Director of
Athletics Bobby Williams said. "We look forward to creating a more fan
friendly website that will allow our fans more comprehensive coverage of
Bearkat athletics ".
The new total ticketing system will make purchasing tickets to athletic
events easier. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online for all events,
share tickets with other fans, make donations, and even make seat requests
online. The new ticketing system will include interactive features that give
each user an easy-to-use feel when searching for tickets.
"We are extremely excited about the ticketing system as we believe this will
help us increase interaction with our fans and also an easy to use system
that will make purchasing tickets to our events easier and more efficient,"
A launch date for the new www.gobearkats.com complete with both the website
and total ticketing system has not been set, but it is expected to take
approximately 8 weeks. XOS Networks hosts more than 150 official athletic
websites, including 2 within the Southland Conference.
"By joining the XOS Network, Sam Houston State has become our first
360-network partner in the Southland Conference," said Harry Stiff, XOS vice
president of consumer marketing. "SHSU understands that advanced
interactivity is vital for loyal fan satisfaction. By implementing XOS Total
Ticketing along with a new multiplatform broadband environment, SHSU fans
can leverage a central online hub to find exclusive and high-affinity
content. And as the XOS Network transitions to become part of JumpTV - the
world's leading Internet broadcaster - SHSU can take advantage of additional
resources on a global scale."