NCAA Division II Media Rights Agreements Sees FloSports Stream 595+ events annually
AUSTIN, TEXAS & BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – (May 25, 2023) – FloSports, a leader in sports streaming and original content, today announced a 5-year media rights extension with the Gulf South Conference, one of the premier Division II conferences in the country.
The Gulf South – FloSports partnership began in the Fall of 2020, the first such partnership in Division II. Under the expanded partnership, FloSports will stream over 595 events each year and will extend to additional sports beyond football, which was the focus of the initial deal. The expanded agreement will see upgraded production and incremental editorial coverage for the conference’s regular season football, men’s and women’s basketball competitions and volleyball, as well as the championships for men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, and track & field.
“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the Gulf South Conference, the latest milestone in our efforts to invest in collegiate athletes at every level,” said Chris Keldorf, Senior Director of Rights Acquisition. “There are passionate fan bases across the country, especially those who support Division II teams and are looking for premium coverage. FloSports delivers on that need as we’re committed to connecting audiences to their favorite teams and sports.”
“The Gulf South Conference has a long history of being an innovator and leader in the Division II landscape. That was clear when we became the first Division II conference to partner with FloSports in 2020 and is clear again as we extend our media rights agreement,” said Matt Wilson, GSC Commissioner. “Our membership has been intentional and focused as we evaluated our consumer video strategy. We are all excited about what this partnership will mean moving forward.”
The 13 conference members include Alabama Huntsville, Auburn Montgomery, Christian Brothers, Delta State, Lee, Mississippi College, Montevallo, Shorter, Union, Valdosta State, West Alabama, West Florida and West Georgia.
The Gulf South partnership expansion furthers FloSports’ efforts to strengthen its NCAA offering with a transformative digital platform. With a portfolio that includes agreements with the BIG EAST, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), South Atlantic Conference (SAC), Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA), Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), and more, FloSports is committed to enhanced fan connectivity in addition to enhanced production.
For more information regarding the Gulf South Conference expansion with FloSports, visit: FloSports.tv
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv.
ABOUT THE GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE
The Gulf South Conference is a charter NCAA Division II member based in Birmingham, Ala., and has 13 member institutions — Alabama Huntsville, Auburn Montgomery, Christian Brothers, Delta State, Lee, Mississippi College, Montevallo, Shorter, Union, Valdosta State, West Alabama, West Florida and West Georgia. As of 2022-23, the GSC proudly sponsors 19 sports and hosts 18 annual championship events.
Under the expanded agreement, fans will also see a restructured pricing, including a discounted monthly and annual subscription cost for those who use GSC member institution domain (.edu) emails. Specific details will be announced at a later date.