Phoenix Suns To Launch "RISE" Digital Network
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns, recipients of the NBA’s Digital Innovator Award earlier this year, are introducing RISE, a new digital network featuring exclusive video content available on Suns.com and through the team’s official mobile app. RISE will launch on Monday, September 29 with a livestream of Suns Media Day, beginning at 10 a.m., including multiple camera angles and a first-person view via Google Glass.
The RISE digital network will feature a new talk show, “Four Quarters,” as well as Annexus Practice Reports, roundtable discussions with Suns broadcasters and alumni, an interactive postgame show with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, player profiles and more.
In addition, RISE will offer daily coverage from Suns Training Camp on the live show “Training Camp Today, powered by Verizon.” Training camp coverage will culminate with a livestream of the Suns Scrimmage on Saturday, October 4 at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff. Coverage will begin at noon.
The Suns were the first team in the NBA to feature online videos in 1997 and the first to offer a live webcast in 2004.
The Suns will open the 2014-15 regular season at US Airways when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, October 29. Later that week, the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs will make their first trip to Phoenix for a Halloween matchup with the Suns on Friday, October 31. Tip-off for both games is set for 7 p.m. Single-game tickets are available at Suns.com.