Student Advantage's FANSonly Network, the premier digital solutions provider for university athletic departments and Air2Web, the leading wireless application service provider (ASP), Monday announced that Air2Web will connect mobile college sports fans to their teams' Official Athletic Sites on the FANSonly Network.
"Now alumni, college fans, and anyone else can follow their Alma Mater and favorite teams with any pager, Web phone, digital cell phone, or PDA," explained Jeff Cravens, Student Advantage's FANSonly Network vice president and general manager.
"Through this partnership, fans will be able to get real time information, up-to-date scores and breaking news from their team's official athletic website through the use of any wireless device."
Several applications will leverage the Air2Web's platform for the upcoming college sports season. NCAA football coverage will roll out in the middle of August, just prior to the kickoff of the 2000 season. Soon after, college basketball fans will be able to use FANSonly and Air2Web to follow their favorite teams from Midnight Madness through the NCAA Championship game.
"We're excited about what wireless access means to our users," Cravens continued. "Air2Web's comprehensive solution makes the FANSonly Network of Official Athletic Sites available to any sports fan with access to a wireless device."
"FANSonly's growth is evidence of the increasing demand for instant access to real-time information," reported Sanjoy Malik, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Air2Web. "The fact that the Air2Web platform allows sports fans to use any wireless carrier and any wireless device to satisfy that demand makes our two companies perfect partners."
Boasting 65 university and conference relationships featuring the premier collegiate programs in the country including Florida State, UCLA and Notre Dame, the FANSonly Network is the highest-trafficked collegiate sports site on the Internet. FANSonly offers its users live game broadcasts, audio, video clips and exclusive content.
FANSonly complements Air2Web's sophisticated wireless technology which supports any medium, including text, audio, text-to-speech, voice recognition, and soon video. With the integration of FANSonly and Air2Web, fans can access real-time information anytime, anywhere, at any place.
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