CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the conference office and all 13 of its member institutions have partnered with Blue Frame Technology to create the all-new CIAA Sports Network.
The partnership will enable all 13 schools to stream their game broadcasts to one platform provided by Blue Frame, beginning with the 2018-19 athletic season. Additionally, the CIAA will provide video coverage of its championship events along with other original content.
“We are excited to partner with Blue Frame to allow our institutions to produce high-quality broadcasts for fans to enjoy,” said Senior Associate Commissioner Suzette McQueen.
“We see this as an excellent opportunity to tell our own story. It’s a great recruiting tool and allows family and friends to cheer on their loved ones from near or far. The strength of our membership together will hopefully provide revenue opportunities in the future to ensure long-term growth of the network.”
The new partnership will allow fans to watch their favorite CIAA teams live. The conference along with each school will have their own dedicated video portal/web page where fans can easily access live and archived footage. In addition to online access, fans can also watch the action live on their televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku streaming devices.
“BlueFrame is ecstatic to work with the CIAA and it’s member schools to capitalize on our unique technology to provide a high-quality network that will highlight their student-athletes,” said Josh Braun, Director of Sales and Customer Service of BlueFrame Technology. “It will be a great opportunity for both BlueFrame and the CIAA to elevate the CIAA Sports Network to a level that will be attractive for both fans and advertisers.”
In the first year of the conference-wide streaming initiative, the 13 member institutions will broadcast a limited schedule of home games in football and volleyball with the goal of providing coverage of all regular season men’s and women’s conference basketball games.
About the CIAA
Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 13 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com. For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit CIAATournament.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
About BlueFrame Technology
BlueFrame Technology is the only end-to-end live streaming technology provider specialized for the sports market. Founded in June 2015, BlueFrame now has over 450 customers servicing over 100,000 live broadcasts. BlueFrame services all levels of sports organizations with the majority of our clients in the collegiate sports market. In the Division II space, BlueFrame currently provides digital networks for the GLVC, MIAA, ECC, MEC, CACC, and CIAA. For more information, visit www.blueframetech.com