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Pitt to Launch In-Venue Second-Screen Football Experience Saturday – Pitt Panthers #H2P

PITTSBURGH – Pitt will launch “Hail From Home Live”, a unique second-screen virtual experience utilizing On Location Live, to bring fans into Heinz Field, Saturday, Sept. 12 to compliment the broadcast of its season opening football game against Austin Peay (4 p.m. – ACCN). Former Pitt standout and six-year NFL vet Dorin Dickerson along with Casey Garrow from Pitt Studios will provide viewers with an in-depth game preview, key matchups, in-game analysis and an in-venue perspective of all the action from Heinz Field.
 
“We are excited to bring a new element like “Hail From Home Live” to Pitt football gamedays this season,” said Assistant AD of Marketing Markeisha Everett. “The fan engagement will be a little different this year, but it remains a top priority for Pitt Athletics. On Location Live provides a terrific platform that allows us to deliver a unique gameday perspective into the homes of our fans. We have two terrific hosts in Dorin and Casey, who will bring the gameday experience to life through this second-screen experience. “Hail From Home Live” will be an excellent complement to the both the television and radio broadcast experience.”
 
“Hail From Home Live” will broadcast live from the Pitt Athletics Facebook page (@PittsburghPanthers) as well as its YouTube channel (PittLiveWire). Saturday’s first episode begins at 3:30 p.m. with a pregame show. Fans can also access the show at https://onlocationlive.com/hailfromhome.
 
Dickerson and Garrow will breakdown Pitt’s matchup with Austin Peay as well as tie into the Pitt Radio Network pregame show on 93.7 The Fan. The radio broadcast featuring Jeff Hathhorn, Pat Bostick and Larry Richert will play during live action with Dickerson and Garrow returning during commercial breaks to provide analysis and insight on the game from the South Plaza at Heinz Field. Postgame interviews and reactions will also be available through the “Hail From Home Live” second-screen experience.
 
Dickerson, a first team All-America selection in 2009, annually provides his expertise on college and pro football on 93.7 The Fan throughout the year. He has also hosted a weekend show on The Fan and been a frequent Panthers Pregame contributor. Garrow, a member of the Pitt Athletics department since 2013, is one of the producers for the Athletic Departments’ Emmy and Telly award-winning television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script” on AT&T Sports Net. Garrow also oversees the post-production freelance staff and student interns who help produce daily content for each sport, creates video content for videoboards, marketing, social media, and broadcasts and serves as an on-camera host for Pitt Athletics and as a sideline reporter for the ACC Network.
 
The second-screen experience will also feature popular video board features such as the team’s intro video, A Football Town, Pitt Moms, and more, along with social media fan contests and special guest appearances.
 
Pitt opens the season with four consecutive home games beginning with Austin Peay. The Panthers open conference play the following week against Syracuse at Heinz Field with a noon kickoff also airing on ACCN.
 
The remainder of the schedule includes home games against Louisville (Sept. 26), NC State (Oct. 3), Notre Dame (Oct. 24) and Virginia Tech (Nov. 21) along with road contests at Boston College (Oct. 10), Miami (Oct. 17), Florida State (Nov. 7), Georgia Tech (Nov. 14) and Clemson (Nov. 28).
 
The University of Pittsburgh was recently informed that fans will not be able to attend the Panthers’ games at Heinz Field during the month of September.
 
ABOUT ACC NETWORK
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network is a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched Aug. 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, ACC Network’s TV and digital platforms featured over 1,000 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across sports and championships.
 
The ACC Network is available through the following video providers: Altice, AT&T, Charter/Spectrum, Cox Cable, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum,, Sling, Verizon Fios, Vidgo and YouTube TV, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit GetACCN.com
 
ABOUT ON LOCATION LIVE
On Location Live offers exclusive access to virtual experiences. Premium, public and private events spanning all entertainment circles and connecting content to a global audience. On Location is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic rights holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is a partner to over 150 rights holders including the NFL, NCAA, the PGA of America and the United States Tennis Association, and provides unrivaled official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for im-mersive experiences at marquee events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA of America events, numerous College Football Bowl Games including the Rose Bowl Game and the Tennis Majors.  On Location through CID Entertainment & Future Beat also partner with numerous artists and music festivals across genres, including Imagine Dragons, Metallica, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Electric Daisy Carnival, Migos, Post Malone, Iron Maiden, and J.Cole.
 
Part of the Endeavor network, On Location’s operations include: Anthony Travel, CID Entertainment, Future Beat, Kreate Inc, PrimeSport and Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours.
 
ABOUT ENTERCOM / 93.7 THE FAN
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S.
 
Pitt Athletics enjoys informative, compelling and comprehensive radio coverage throughout the football and basketball seasons thanks to its multimedia rights holder JMI Sports and broadcast partner Entercom Pittsburgh. Led by 50,000-watt flagship station 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) in Pittsburgh, Pitt football games are broadcast on the Pitt Panthers Radio Network, a loyal network of stations that spans the Commonwealth. While 2019-20 marked the inaugural year of collaboration for Pitt and JMI Sports, the Panthers have been partnered with 93.7 The Fan since the 2010-11 campaign. Beyond game broadcasts, the station airs a wide array of programming focusing on the Pitt sports scene throughout the year.
 

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