GLVCSN Information


What is the GLVC Sports Network?

The GLVC Sports Network (GLVCSN) is the official streaming network of the Great Lakes Valley Conference — the first NCAA Division II conference to create an inclusive, league-wide network. Through its programming, GLVCSN showcases both the academic and athletic success of the Conference and its 14 member institutions.

What is on GLVCSN?

GLVCSN serves as the official streaming platform for all GLVC member sports, regardless of league sponsorship. Since its inception in 2014 and through the 2022-23 academic season, the league's member institutions and Conference office have combined to stream 14,736 events with more than 6.3 million loads and 4.4 million plays by fans across the world.

Will athletic events be the only content aired on GLVCSN?

No. It is GLVCSN's mission to showcase the complete student-athlete experience, ranging from competition and championships to the classroom and the community. The GLVCSN will stream annual events such as the GLVC Football Kickoff and the Enterprise GLVC Awards Reception, while member institutions will be encouraged to provide additional content originated from its respective campuses. In September 2019, GLVCSN streamed the inaugural GLVC Game Environment and Security Summit. Nine months earlier, the league's Someone to Listen mental health awareness campaign earned second place out of 21 finalists for the NCAA DII Award of Excellence. It was later recognized as one of the outstanding programs funded by the NCAA DII Conference Grant Program -- an honor also bestowed upon the league for its first installment of its GLVC is Me campaign following the 2015-16 season. As part of the league's annual fall meeting in September 2016, GLVCSN streamed a "Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion," which focused on diversity's impact on hiring and recruiting, racial and disability discrimination, and life as a transgender student-athlete. Moreover, the Conference was recognized in 2021 by the NCAA D-II Planning and Finance Committee for exemplary strategy of its Diversity Public Service Announcement (PSA) series.

What does it cost to watch?

The cost varies, depending on the sport. During the 2023-24 academic year, all football, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball regular-season contests will be behind a paywall with the option to purchase single-game passes ($10), sport season passes ($50 for VB, $75 each for FB, MBB, WBB), or an all-access pass for all four sports ($100). Pay-per-view (PPV) coverage of Conference Championship events will include the sports of men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, and baseball at varying costs that will be announced the week of each Championship. On-demand, archived footage of all regular-season PPV contests will be free to view Monday evenings, following each weekend of competition, while all Championship events will be made available for free at the conclusion of the Tournament's entirety. All other live and on-demand archived video is available completely free of charge.

Need PPV troubleshooting help?

In order to purchase a broadcast game or season/sport pass, you must first click on the broadcast you'd like to view. Once you do so, the video player will update with buttons to guide you in creating an account and purchasing the content.

If you are having trouble logging in to your account from a TV streaming device, navigate to the following URL on your computer or smartphone and enter the Authorization Code that appears on your TV. https://vcloud.hudl.com/broadcast/authcode/

Any additional assistance can be requested by emailing watchglvc@glvcsn.com. Response times may not be immediate, however.

How can I watch GLVCSN?

GLVCSN is available on both desktop and mobile/tablet devices, as well as four over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV. GLVCSN.com is the official website of the GLVCSN, while the GLVCSN mobile app is available for iOS in the App Store and Android on Google Play. Both apps include push notifications, which allow the user to be notified as soon as their favorite school or team begins a stream. Mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android will also work with the default web browser. Devices should be kept up to date and connected to a reliable data or wireless connection for optimal playback. Apple users and owners of an AppleTV device can simply 'throw' the webcast from their iPhone or iPad using the AirPlay feature. See How to Use AirPlay. Computer users can output their display directly to an HDMI signal if supported; otherwise, a converter may be required. These options may require advance setup, and we suggest using an 'On Demand' archive to test prior to watching a live event.

Is a certain Internet browser required to view games?

We recommend using an updated version of Google Chrome for optimal viewing and compatibility. If your browser is older or outdated, there is a chance that it will not correctly load the website.

What kind of Internet connection do I need to view a live streaming video?

We recommend viewing from a wired connection with a download bandwidth of at least 1000-2000Kbps (1-2Mbps). However, the stream may require higher speeds if it's being encoded at a higher bitrate. To test your speed, go to SpeedTest.net. Bandwidth fluctuates constantly (especially on WiFi and mobile Internet), so running three (3) tests is recommended. As a general rule, download bandwidth must be greater than the bitrate of the stream you are trying to view.

What does the future hold for GLVCSN?

GLVCSN will continue to evolve, offering additional ways to view content as new technologies emerge. From a coverage standpoint, our goal is to provide resources to our member institutions to allow for multi-camera productions on each stream. GLVCSN continues to serve as a learning laboratory for students, and it is the GLVC's priority that students continue to have access to GLVCSN to hone their skills in broadcasting, production, staging, graphics, and social media.

Is GLVCSN on Twitter?

Yes. Currently, all information regarding the GLVC Sports Network can be found through the GLVCSN's official Twitter account, @GLVCSN. Additional information on the GLVC can be found on the Conference's official Twitter account, @GLVCsports.

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