[SOCCER ON THE AIR]USL PRO will stream live on YouTube every regular-season and playoff game starting in 2014 via team channels.
Being a part of the YouTube Partner Program will allow USL PRO greater flexibility in content management while YouTube’s visibility and comprehensive structure will present USL PRO fans with a set of interactive features like never before. Live games and on-demand content will be available for free on each team’s YouTube channel, with archived games available shortly after each game’s completion.
"Online streaming is a vital component of the growth of the league," USL President Tim Holt said. "YouTube eliminates barriers that previously stood between fans and the action on the field. We want fans worldwide to take notice of the high quality of play in USL PRO and see the importance of the league in the North American soccer landscape. YouTube makes this process much easier and we’re thrilled to have this relationship.”
The USL PRO YouTube channel will showcase all of the archived and on-demand content produced by each team, including the USL PRO Goal of the Week as well as USL PRO Weekly, an audio podcast that will uncover the personalities behind the league.
Some of the features YouTube Live will present to fans during live games include DVR, chat, full HD support, and social media interactivity.