The Halifax Rainmen have partnered with haligonia.ca to stream all home games live on the internet. Starting at the team’s home opener tomorrow night fans can watch their Rainmen game from wherever they are. The games will be simulcast both on the Rainmen website and the haligonia.ca website.
“We are so happy that haligonia.ca is partnering with us to offer this opportunity to our fans. Now everyone can have a taste and see how exciting Rainmen basketball is,” said Team Owner Andre Levingston.
The website haligonia.ca is Halifax live and online. It’s a new online broadcaster with a ‘hyper local’ focus featuring local opinion, music, personalities, food, business, news, events, and blogs. Launched in September of 2008, haligonia.ca is Atlantic Canada’s first live-to-web broadcaster.
“This is a pioneering venture for live streaming of a sports team in Halifax, so we’re very excited to be part of it. Our focus is ‘hyper local’ so we see live streaming of Rainmen home games as a perfect fit,” says Chief Technology Officer for haligonia.ca, Steven Morrison.
Fans can also communicate in real time while they’re watching the game through chat messaging on the haligonia.ca website. Every game will also be archived, so if a game is missed, it can be watched at a later time.
The Rainmen play their season home opener tomorrow night, Friday January 9th at the Halifax Metro Centre, and then again on Sunday at 2pm.