Seventy-Seven games of the NPF regular season were streamed live. Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Philadelphia Force, and USSSA Pride streamed all twenty of their home games. In addition, the League streamed all nine of the Championship Series games from host site
Overall, the average streams per game exceeded 1,000 for each of the four clubs with the managing entity of USSSA topping the category with 1,849 average streams per game.
NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf commented, “For our initial year, I am really happy with these results. We were able to expose a lot of fans to our games that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see them. I know we will continue to enhance the broadcasts in the future and to improve the quality also.”
NPF approaches the second year of the MLB.com relationship looking to add to the quantity and quality of the streaming. In addition MLB.com is committed to improve the relationship with increased coverage and cross promotion opportunities. “The MLB.com relationship is something we are fortunate to be apart of and we trust that our continued partnership will increase the overall exposure of our great game to many more fans,” commented Kempf.
National Pro Fastpitch expects to release the 2010 schedule in January and will also announce a streaming schedule for the upcoming season at that time. Throughout 2009 all games will continue to be available on MLB.com in the “ON DEMAND” area. To view games, simply go to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/mediacenter/npf.jsp##.
The Commissioners archived games selection: June 11th’s