MU to live stream Homecoming game online

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 7:23 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Saturday, for the first time, live streaming of the MU Homecoming football game will be available for Tiger fans without tickets.

Online streaming of the game against Iowa State University will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:07 p.m.

If you watch

If you are not a Mizzou All-Access subscriber, you will need to register for a one-month subscription for $9.95.

What: MU Homecoming game against Iowa State University

When: 1:07 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mizzou All-Access online

The webcast will feature the same TigerVision feed shown to fans at Faurot Field with audio from the Mizzou Radio Network broadcast, according to a news release.

Subscribers of Mizzou All-Access, the official online video network of MU athletics, can view the game at no additional charge. Nonsubscribers can view the game for $9.95, the cost of a one-month subscription to Mizzou All-Access. 

MU's Homecoming game was not chosen for the regular Big 12 lineup on television by its television partners, which include ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports Net and FX.

"We were told by the league after that happened we could be put on Fox College Sports as an option, a network that doesn’t have much reach," MU Athletics Department spokesman Chad Moller said. He added that MU would not have received revenue from an appearance on the network.

Moller said the only times available on Fox College Sports for the MU game to be shown were 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

MU wasn't interested in moving the game to 11 a.m. because it would conflict with Homecoming activities, he said. The 6 p.m. time slot seemed too late in the day.

"Since there wouldn't be any revenue from the Fox College Sports appearance, we chose to kick off at the more traditional kickoff time at 1 o'clock," Moller said. 

MU received permission from its television partners to stream the game online instead.

"It's something  we've always wanted to look at doing, and we've never had the opportunity," Moller said. "We really have no idea what to expect."

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