NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NPFTV will be the primary outlet in 2017 for NPF regular season coverage. The digital platform, in its second season of existence, is poised to deliver all 120 regular season games live to NPF fans throughout the world.
NPFTV is a digital option and will be viewable on desktop computers, smart TV’s, and hand-held devices such as tablets and smart phones. The games can be accessed on those devices through league and team websites as well as the NPF app.
“NPFTV is a vital initiative for the league, due to the fact that it is the home of our number one asset - game action, both live and archived, of the most competitive level in existence in the sport of fastpitch softball,” commented NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf. “Creating, developing and continuing to build this destination is a commitment we are dedicated to. We have a lot of archived footage along with the addition of current season action, NPF conversation, and eventual original content that we know will be enjoyable and appreciated by softball fans throughout the world.”
NPFTV enters its second season in 2017 and the league has established several priorities including an improvement on overall production content, a more fan friendly landing page/portal for event selection, and the ongoing additions of past season’s game action, player interviews and behind the scenes footage.
“We continue to seek a true partner that is willing to commit to delivering the NPF product on a routine basis to the popular medium that is national television,” continued Kempf. “However, we also recognize the potential and exploding popularity of digital delivery, the viewing conveniences it offers, and the flexibility it gives us with our partners. Because of all those positives, we will continue to prioritize NPFTV.”
NPFTV is a subscription based digital platform with subscriptions available on a monthly or annual basis at $24.99 and $49.99, respectively.
In addition to subscriptions, NPF will again offer a game of the week at no charge. NPFTV will make its 2017 primary debut on April 24th with the 2017 NPF Draft Presented by 2XU. The Draft will also be a free event.
The NPF season opens on June 1, when the Chicago Bandits host the Akron Racers at The Ballpark at Rosemont. That opening game will be followed by the remaining 119 2017 NPF regular season contests, all featured on NPFTV.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, is the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017. The Akron Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.