Allen Media Sets 10-Year Partnership For HBCU Go And Central … – TV News Check

Allen Media Group’s free-streaming digital platform, HBCU Go — the media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) — has signed a 10-year media rights partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) that grants HBCU Go cable, linear, streaming, broadcast, VOD and pay-per-view coverage rights for all CIAA team sports through June 30, 2032. Those sports include regular season contests for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, Olympic sports and the football championship game.

The deal kicks off with HBCU Go’s broadcast of five CIAA football games televised live on TheGrio Cable Television Network, including the 2023 CIAA Football Championship on HBCU Go and on broadcast television stations throughout the U.S. — including the CBS owned-and-operated duopoly stations in markets in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Sacramento, Miami, Tampa and Pittsburgh.

In addition, the CIAA will continue to stream the other team sporting events throughout the season live through the CIAA Network and provide first right to HBCU Go for their video on demand platform. Allen Media says its long-term goal is to broadcast all CIAA team sports on HBCU Go and Allen Media Group platforms.

As part of HBCU Go’s partnership with the CIAA, a portion of the funds will be invested to upgrade the CIAA’s 13 member schools’ campus-wide sports and broadcast equipment to ensure everyone has equitable resources and to assure quality broadcasts across the conference. The CIAA used the summer months to visit each of the campuses to assess equipment, internet and technology needs.

“We are proud to amplify the CIAA and all of their team sports. The rich heritage and legacy of the CIAA and the amazing athletes who have participated in the conference since its inception are a natural fit for HBCU Go,” said Byron Allen, Allen Media Group founder/chairman/CEO.

CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams-Parker said: “This media deal with AMG is a game changer for the CIAA and unprecedented in Division II. We will expand the CIAA Sports Network platform through HBCU Go to give greater exposure for our 13 member schools and their student athletes. I am excited about the jobs being created, the talent identified, and the stories to be told through a platform developed to give HBCUs well deserved and long overdue exposure. This is a great day for CIAA, and we appreciate Byron Allen and his team seeing the value and importance of HBCU sports contributions to the world and how we can continue to work together to provide exposure and economic stability in our communities through sports.”

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