Four-year media rights agreement will see FloSports stream 280 SPHL Regular Season games, Playoffs and Championship annually
FloHockey’s robust platform to eclipse 40K games of live hockey coverage including enhanced statistics, highlights and specialized content
AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 26, 2023) – FloSports, a leading sports streaming service and original content provider, today announced a four-year deal with the SPHL to become the hockey league’s exclusive streaming partner. Under the agreement, FloSports will carry all of the league’s 280 regular season games, playoffs and championship annually, in addition to creating and producing original content, conducting interviews and analysis.
The SPHL is entering its 20th season and features 10 teams across the Southeast and Midwest United States, each with an avid fan base. Both the Knoxville Ice Bears and Pensacola Ice Flyers currently hold the most titles in the SPHL with four apiece.
“FloSports is proud to announce today a long-term partnership with the SPHL, the latest milestone in our journey to build a comprehensive, 360 degree platform for the sport’s most passionate fans,” said Mike Levy, Senior Vice President, Global Rights Acquisition. “Our goal is to aggregate all of our live event content, hockey sport data, and editorial content to become the universal home for hockey below the NHL.”
“We are extremely excited to partner with FloSports ahead of our 20th anniversary season,” added SPHL Commissioner Doug Price. “With additional content above and beyond our games, fans are going to have a brand new SPHL experience through FloSports.”
FloSports is committed to evolving its hockey platform to construct the essential bridge between youth hockey and the NHL for hockey fans to have a home. FloHockey currently holds the streaming rights to many top professional, college, and junior hockey leagues including ECHL, USHL, CCHA, USPHL, BCHL, and AJHL, boosting the platform’s live coverage of elite hockey games to over 40,000 games annually.
The FloHockey platform additionally features advanced player, team, and league statistics stemming from the company’s acquisition of HockeyTech, a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider. The integration of HockeyTech’s 30,000 live hockey games and powerful sports data technology platform, LeagueStat, further cements FloHockey as a blueprint for hockey fans to create multiple touchpoints throughout the consumer journey spanning from live games, to advanced statistics, and unique content specialized for the next generation of hockey fans.
For more information, https://www.flohockey.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 sports 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 SPHL
The SPHL is comprised of 10 teams located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL is toprovide quality family-friendly entertainment structured within an economic model that is viable for small and mid-size markets and arenas. For more information about the SPHL, visit the league’s website at www.thesphl.com.