WEST POINT, N.Y. – Friday night’s Temple at Army football game will be streamed live on the internet via the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) web site as the Black Knights kick off their 119th season at illustrious Michie Stadium.
Now in its fourth season, a cooperative effort between ESPN and the Department of the Army will provide a video stream of ESPN's telecasts of Army's six home football games this fall. The video stream of this week’s game will be available live to all soldiers, including those deployed overseas, their families and all Department of the Army civilian employees via the AKO site (the site is password protected and accessible by Department of Defense personnel only).
One of the driving factors behind Army's exclusive multi-media pact with ESPN, signed prior to the 2005 campaign, was that ESPN also agreed to make its telecasts available live, free-of-charge, to soldiers and military personnel around the world via the internet.
After entering their user ID and password to gain access to the site, visitors will be provided a direct link to connect to the video stream of Army's ESPN telecasts. The telecasts will contain special advertisements and messages to the troops abroad and will be archived on the site as well for users to enjoy throughout the season.
Friday’s game will be televised nationally on ESPN Classic with kickoff at Michie Stadium set for 7:05 p.m. p.m. AKO visitors will be afforded access to a video stream of the ESPN Classic telecast at that time.
If you are not among the constituencies afforded access to the AKO site, following is a list of various media outlets that will carry today’s game:
Television: ESPN Classic
Army Radio (English): Army Sports Network
Affiliates: WABC (770-AM, New York, N.Y.) (Flagship); WLNA (1420-AM, Peekskill, N.Y.; WGHQ (920-AM, Kingston, N.Y.). Announcers: John Minko (play-by-play), Dean Darling (color analyst), Rich DeMarco (sideline reporter), Bob Outer (program host)
Satellite Radio: Army Sports Network on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Channel: 130. Announcers: John Minko (play-by-play), Dean Darling (color analyst), Rich DeMarco (sideline reporter), Bob Outer (program host)