ARCHIVE FAQ

Q: How can I watch WFTDA.tv 2019 archives?
A: During the postseason, games will be available to WFTDA’s Twitch.tv subscribers and Watch Pass holders. This year’s archives will be released on WFTDA.tv/archives in December following the completion of the 2019 postseason.

Q: Will WFTDA.tv publish 2019 Archives on WFTDA.tv/archives?
A: Yes. Archives will be released for free on WFTDA.tv/archives in December following the completion of the 2019 postseason. If you’re looking for immediate access to archives, you can subscribe to twitch.tv/wftda for access to all the archives and more! Read more about a Twitch Subscription with WFTDA here.

Q: I purchased a Watch Pass to watch the games live. Do I need another watch pass to watch the archives?
A: No. Your event watch pass (or bundle) includes archive access to the event or multiple events you purchased. Just log in with the same account and you’ll get a “Welcome back!” message and access to all the archives. Need more info? Read more about using your watch pass to view the archives.

Q: What’s Twitch and how do I subscribe?
A: Twitch is the live streaming platform where WFTDA.tv hosts free live streams, Watch Party Wednesday, and on-demand game recordings. Subscribing to the WFTDA’s Twitch channel grants you access to watch all available on demand content including all tournaments and prior shows on the channel. WFTDA.tv has three tiers of subscriptions available that start at $4.99USD/month and you may be eligible for a free subscription through Amazon Prime. Visit twitch.tv/wftda and click the Subscribe button for more information. For general help about Twitch subscriptions visit https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/how-to-subscribe.  For more information on Twitch Subscriptions with the WFTDA click here.

Q: Do I have to pay for a Twitch Subscription to watch 2019 archives there?
A: If you’re an Amazon Prime user, you have access to 1 free Twitch subscription per month which you can use to subscribe to WFTDA’s channel! Create a Twitch account and link it to your Amazon account. Then visit twitch.tv/wftda and from the Subscribe drop-down menu choose Twitch Prime Subscription. More info here: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/twitch-prime-guide. Still need more info? Read about how to purchase a Twitch Subscription with WFTDA here.

Q: Is there an alternative to viewing 2019 Archives on Twitch?
A: If you’d like to watch games without joining or subscribing on Twitch, WFTDA.tv Watch Passes will remain on sale for each event (note: if you purchase a watch pass to watch live, you do not need to purchase another watch pass for the archives). Archive Watch Passes will be offered at a reduced rate of $5.00, 48 hours after the live stream ends. For more information on this read about using your watch pass to view the archives.

Q: I participated in the tournament, how can I watch the games I played in?
A: Watch Pass coupons have been provided to every team participating in the 2019 postseason. Your league representative will receive an e-mail 48 hours after the live stream ends with instructions for skaters and coaches to access their games. Officials will receive instructions through the THO or other team contact.

Q: What about the rest of WFTDA.tv archives? Are they moving to Twitch?
A: No, they are all staying on WFTDA.tv. We will be adding the 2019 archives after the conclusion of the 2019 Postseason. The only ways to access archives immediately for 2019 are through your purchased watch pass (including the $5.00 post-event cost) or through a Twitch Subscription.

FOOTAGE REQUESTS

Interested in utilizing WFTDA.tv footage? The WFTDA will provide clips of WFTDA.tv-produced content and other video footage from our archives at no cost to any member league for educational and promotional purposes (non-commercial). Learn More

LIVE STREAM FAQ

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What do I need to watch?
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Do I need to download anything to view the live stream?
No. Once you have a ticket you have instant access to the Internet video stream. The video plays automatically in your browser. It works on PC, Mac®, tablet or smartphone. But you have to ensure you have a proper broadband connection for video.

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Is the live stream available on mobile devices?
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Can I book in advance? How do I access the show on D-Day?
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Can I watch from different computers or phones at the same time?
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WFTDA.TV FAQ

I’m new to roller derby. What’s going on?

This video provides a basic overview of how flat track roller derby is played. If the amazing wftda.tv coverage inspires you to learn about the game in more depth, read the full rules or check out a live game at a league near you.

What is wftda.tv?

wftda.tv is a collaboration between the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA), its member leagues, and Blaze Streaming Media to offer live coverage of this fast-paced, flat track sport. wftda.tv is an online broadcast channel featuring WFTDA-sanctioned games, including every minute of the Playoffs and Championships. It features periodic match-ups of WFTDA contenders and houses a free library of archived footage.

What is wftda.tv’s Mission?

wftda.tv plans to present high-quality productions of exciting WFTDA match-ups, encouraging new viewers to join us in our derby addiction, and to reinforce the love of the game for all viewers. Proceeds from wftda.tv are reinvested into the membership’s programming and will help strengthen our common goals. wftda.tv represents our commitment to our member leagues, their skaters and support staff, and all who enjoy the sport.

Why wftda.tv? Why Now?

WFTDA game play represents the premiere incarnation of the sport in the world, and wftda.tv will give fans an equivalent venue to follow flat-track action. We believe that the sport deserves to be broadcast professionally, with consistent standards and parameters. By generating this product in-house, we retain control over the image and assets so they can be distributed in a way that respects the skaters and positively promotes roller derby at every level. The WFTDA is “for the skaters, by the skaters,” and this endeavor reflects that mission.

How is wftda.tv funded?

The wftda.tv represents a significant financial commitment by the WFTDA, and we look to support from our viewers to help offset the costs of this high-quality production. Early season coverage is broadcast free of charge. Live coverage of WFTDA Postseason Tournaments will be pay-per-view.

Coupled with sponsorship funds, wftda.tv aims to recoup its investment with affordable pay-per-view streaming. Profits are dedicated to maintaining the wftda.tv website and reinvestment in additional WFTDA projects and programming.

How much will it cost to watch?

Regular season games, such as ECDX and WFTDA Member League-produced broadcasts are provided free of charge.

The live broadcasts of the WFTDA Postseason Tournaments will be available through pay-per-view on wftda.tv with pricing announced near the beginning of tournament season.

What’s the process for getting a WFTDA league-created bout production broadcast on wftda.tv?

wftda.tv is looking to include league-produced content on the site, and to offer leagues additional exposure and promotion for the hard work and exceptional production. The site offers the convenience of one location for all WFTDA content. If your league is currently producing video broadcasts we would love to talk to you about working with wftda.tv. Click here for more information.

How do I contact wftda.tv?

All inquiries for wftda.tv may be directed to the broadcast team for the WFTDA at broadcast@wftda.com.

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