ESPN Enters Multi-Year Broadcast Rights Deal With SIAC
ESPN has signed multi-year rights agreement with HBCUs Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).
ESPN, SIAC agreement will have exclusive rights for ESPN to broadcast SIAC football and basketball games through 2027.
ESPN will begin with SIAC Football Championship featuring 22 football games, to present all Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship preliminary rounds and Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Games.
Dan Margulis, ESPN senior director, programming and acquisitions said “We are delighted to expand ESPN’s relationship with the SIAC for the next several years. One of the top NCAA Division II conferences in the country, we look forward to being the home for many of the SIAC’s biggest football and basketball matchups as we further spotlight their talented student-athletes and member institutions and continue our commitment to supporting HBCU athletics.”
Ray Katz, Collegiate Sports Management Group COO said “We are privileged to represent the SIAC and support these superb institutions. By working with ESPN – the industry leader in sports television and streaming – the SIAC can showcase competitive games and talented student-athletes while securing crucial exposure for the conference and its constituents.”
Dr. Paul Jones of Fort Valley State & Chair of Presidents’ Council said “We are extremely excited about this new relationship with ESPN. This landmark Division II agreement will provide tremendous exposure for our student athletes, while showcasing an exciting brand of athletics in The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.”
Gregory Moore, SIAC commissioner said “We are very proud to both continue and broaden our media relationship with ESPN to provide the SIAC with the best and most meaningful opportunity to showcase our member institutions and student-athletes on both ESPN networks and streaming platforms. We also appreciate ESPN’s commitment to our league, which will enable us to generate exciting live game content and produce compelling complementary programming for our fans.”
ESPN Enters Multi-Year Broadcast Rights Deal With SIAC First Published On ESPN Press Room