Darien Athletic Foundation Starts Live-Stream Video Service for Sports Games

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The Darien Athletic Foundation announced Wednesday that its new online live-streaming video service for sports events is looking for student volunteers, ages 15 and up, to join a television veteran who’s developing the program.

Damian Andrew, recently with Cablevision’s News 12, will lead the program that will focus on covering high school teams and some youth league teams in Darien.

“Broadcasts will consist mostly of high-school level athletic contests with some youth league events covered as well,” DAF said in a news release. “There will be a mix of all sports with a focus on games that are expected to be more competitive or rivalries.”

You can see the DAF’s broadcasts on its YouTube channel.

Here’s the full text of the announcement:

The Darien Athletic Foundation Inc. announced today that Damian Andrew has joined the organization to develop a live-streaming high-definition video network that will broadcast Darien athletic events.

Damian Andrew DAF 09-27-17

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Veteran TV sports reporter Damian Andrew will lead Darien Athletic Foundation’s new live-streaming sports broadcasting service.

Andrew comes with experience and achievement as a two-time Emmy Award-winning sports anchor/reporter most recently with News 12 Connecticut.

“We are thrilled to welcome Damian to our team. Damian’s wealth of knowledge in broadcasting and Fairfield County athletics makes him ideal to lead our organization in this new role,” said Peter Graham, President of Darien Athletic Foundation.

Andrew is comfortable writing, producing, editing and shooting video for sportscasts — in addition to anchoring them. Andrew will anchor our team of volunteers to produce quality, informative, and fun broadcasts for the Darien community.

Andrew has a degree in broadcast journalism from Penn State. In the coming months, we will build a volunteer staff of local youths and adults who will learn how to use the broadcast cameras, computers, software, microphones, mixers, and lights plus all of the less-technical aspects like logistical planning that go into producing high-quality live sports broadcasts.

Broadcasts will consist mostly of high-school level athletic contests with some youth league events covered as well. There will be a mix of all sports with a focus on games that are expected to be more competitive or rivalries.

Darien Athletic Foundation has partnered with YouTube as our high-definition live stream broadcasting platform. Broadcasts can be viewed free of charge and can be accessed via computer, smartphone, tablet, or Smart TV. Games are broadcast live in high-definition with announcers providing play-by-play and color on the action.

In addition to viewing live, all broadcasts are archived for free playback at your leisure.

“I am excited to have Damian onboard to lead and mentor our community in a cutting-edge venture that will offer our youth hands-on, rewarding experiences in a fast-paced, fun, and healthy environment” added Bruce Ferguson, a foundation director.

“I’m confident that Damian’s energy and talents will be infectious to those who work with him.”

Community members ages fifteen and older who are interested in volunteering for the DAF Media team should email media@darienaf.com.

About Darien Athletic Foundation

The mission of the Darien Athletic Foundation is to celebrate and support all youth and high school athletics of Darien.

The foundation is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization and was founded in 2012. To learn more about Darien Athletic Foundation, view our photo archive, or to make a donation please visit www.darienaf.com.