Notre Dame’s national radio network to utilize Skyview Networks distribution, sales, production and software products for end-to-end network management

PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 30, 2020) – Notre Dame Global Partnerships (NDGP), the multimedia rightsholder for the University of Notre Dame’s Athletics Department, announced today a partnership with Skyview Networks, an audio solutions leader, for its full suite of broadcast services and products.  The new partnership will give NDGP end-to-end network management, services, including distribution, production, AdView inventory management software and affiliate sales.

“On behalf of Notre Dame Athletics and Notre Dame Global Partnerships, we are excited to start a new chapter in Fighting Irish radio history with the first-class team at Skyview Networks,” said President of Notre Dame Global Partnerships, Theodore Loehrke. “The 2020 season will mark the 99th year of Notre Dame football on the airwaves, and we’re thrilled to be able to continue to expand college football’s only national radio network.”

Full schedules of Notre Dame Athletics programming can be heard in many major markets; including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego. By pairing with Skyview Networks’ 5,700+ radio station relationships across the nation, Notre Dame football, men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and coaches’ shows have an even greater opportunity to reach fans through station affiliation from coast to coast.

“We are thrilled to partner with Notre Dame Global Partnerships and Notre Dame Athletics and are proud they found our services and software the effortless solution they were seeking to manage their Athletics programming,” said Vice President of Business Development for Skyview Networks, Matt Stys. “The incredible reputation that has been built around the Fighting Irish is well-known across the nation and we are confident in the opportunities and benefits our broadcast solutions will bring not only to the university, but to its fans as well.”

With its custom inventory management and live read software that uniquely interfaces with the distribution platform, Skyview Networks has created a custom space for Notre Dame to have full control of their audio broadcasts. Using next-generation receiver technology with its proprietary ad-regionalization application, different advertiser messages can be run simultaneously across their national network. Those messages are not only easily scheduled within the AdView system, but also subsequently reconciled and reported automatically for the billing department. By combining distribution services and inventory systems, Notre Dame can manage the full life of an advertiser contract from start to finish.

Also included in the partnership is NDGP’s utilization of Skyview Networks’ remote production studios based in Scottsdale, Arizona. These studios are the home of many professional and collegiate sports franchises, news networks and syndicated programming, making them well-equipped to add Notre Dame to their scope of service. With a dedicated producer at hand, the play-by-play broadcasts and coaches’ shows will have all responsibilities maintained and quality controlled.

Affiliates interested in airing Notre Dame programming may contact affiliation@skyviewsat.com.

Skyview Networks has been serving the broadcast space for over 20 years. For more information its audio solutions, visit skyviewnetworks.com.

About Notre Dame Athletics

For more information on Notre Dame Athletics, visit und.com.

The University of Notre Dame sponsors 26 varsity athletics programs (13 men’s, 13 women’s), dating back to 1887 when the Irish played their first football game. Notre Dame won its 29th and 30th team national championships in 2018 when the Irish claimed the NCAA Fencing Championship and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship following previous titles in football (11 consensus), fencing (eight), women’s soccer (three), plus one each in men’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s tennis, men’s golf and men’s cross country. Notre Dame remains an independent in football, but most other Irish sports began competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the 2013-14 season. In 2019, Notre Dame student-athletes recorded the highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate figure (98) among all Football Bowl Subdivision institutions.

About Notre Dame Global Partnerships

For more information on Notre Dame Global Partnerships, visit und.com/sponsorships.

Notre Dame Global Partnerships (NDGP) manages the sales, marketing, sponsorship, premium hospitality, multimedia rights and branding services for the University of Notre Dame’s Athletics programs. Founded in 2018, NDGP is a joint venture between JMI Sports and Legends, formed to build integrated partnerships with industry-leading partners that share the University’s commitment to both academic and athletic excellence. Notre Dame’s status as one of most recognizable and iconic institutions in collegiate athletics offers brands a unique opportunity to connect with fans, students, and alumni globally. NDGP is creating new and innovative partnerships that contribute to the University’s mission while also upholding its storied history and tradition.

About Skyview Networks

Skyview Networks is a broadcast technology, syndication and national network sales solution company serving over 6,000 radio stations reaching 115 million listeners weekly. Skyview Networks provides services to ABC Audio, CBS Audio, Local Radio Networks, Alpha Media USA, JackFM, The Dana Cortez Show, Nick Cannon Radio, Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 with Fitz, B-Dub Radio Saturday Night, VSiN’s The BetR Network, professional and collegiate sports organizations and two state news networks. Founded in 1995, Skyview Networks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing best-in-class services that include satellite and IP distribution, full network automation, inventory management systems and network audio sales. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com and follow @SkyviewNetworks.

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