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GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE PARTNERS WITH FLOSPORTS TO BRING THEIR FOOTBALL AND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS TO FANS WORLDWIDE

Partnership Encompasses Streaming Rights To Complete Football Seasons and Conference Championships Through 2024 As Well As Development Of Exclusive Sports Content Including New Weekly Football Live Studio Show

AUSTIN, Texas (April 16, 2020) – Today the Gulf South Conference, one of the country’s leading Division II
conferences, and FloSports, an
innovator in sports streaming and original content, announced a media rights partnership
to provide live and on-demand coverage of the conference’s complete football
programs and team sports championships to fans worldwide. The 4-year
partnership extends through the 2023-24 season and includes streaming rights to
the complete Gulf South Football and Conference Championships across the
conference’s 18 official and associate member schools.

With
the launch of this comprehensive partnership, Gulf South joins other innovative
NCAA Division I and Division II conferences to distribute their entire football
season and Conference Championships on a digital-only, OTT platform allowing
fans to watch live and on-demand games and other sports-related content on any
device, anywhere. Conference Championship events featured in the
partnership include basketball,
baseball, soccer, cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field, softball,
women’s volleyball, and women’s lacrosse. In
addition to complete coverage of conference games, Gulf South and FloSports
will collaborate on a new weekly live studio show dedicated to news, interviews,
and analysis of the conference’s football programs throughout each season.
Details on the new show will be announced soon.

“This is an
exciting time for the GSC and our constituents. To partner with an innovator
like FloSports who holds our conference, institutions, and student-athletes in
such high regard is a great decision by our membership,” GSC Commissioner Matt
Wilson said. “We cannot wait to begin delivering terrific content through the
platform.”

“We are proud to partner with Gulf South
Conference to bring high-quality sports and content to their fans,” FloSports
CEO & Co-Founder Mark Floreani said. “We believe it’s important to open up
access to these Division II conference sports and teams to a wider audience and
collaborate with partners like Gulf South to deepen their sports communities
and strengthen the direct relationship with their fans.”

“CSMG
enjoys a strong and collaborative working relationship with the outstanding
team at FloSports and find its dedication and responsiveness to its collegiate
partners across all levels to be superb,” says Ray Katz, COO and Co-Founder,
Collegiate Sports Management Group. “We also applaud conference members for
their vision and leadership to elevate the Gulf South Conference’s content
distribution, more broadly displaying the GSC’s superb quality with respect to
producing events and on-field play. This will accelerate the perceived value of
Division II collegiate athletics worldwide.”

The
agreement was negotiated by the Gulf South Conference and Lindsey Ross,
Director, Rights Acquisition at FloSports with assistance by Collegiate Sports
Management Group. Gulf South becomes the ninth collegiate entity to enter into
a multi-sport partnership with FloSports to grow their sports communities. Through relationships with the NCAA, Big Ten, Big
12, Mountain West, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Eastern College
Athletic Conference (ECAC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Mountain
Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference (SIAC),
FloSports has demonstrated a consistent ability to build a highly engaged sports
audience through compelling content and delivering quality broadcast production
value to college sports fans. The company continues to
broaden its collegiate sports platform offerings through vertical sports
platforms including the recently launched FloBaseball that featured over 700
games on its broadcast schedule this season, FloHoops that broadcasts some of
the best college basketball tournaments in the country as well as
industry-leading platforms such as FloSoftball.

Gulf South fans will have the ability to access live and on-demand
coverage of exclusive content and games by becoming a monthly or annual
subscriber at FloSports.tv. Either subscription unlocks access to
premium content and live events across the entire FloSports network of 25+
sports categories including softball, cycling, wrestling, motorsports, bowling
and more. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app
on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, the App Store, and Google Play Store.

For more information, visit: FloSports.tv and GSCSports.org

About Gulf South
Conference

The Gulf South Conference is a charter NCAA Division II member. The
GSC has won 53 national titles across 13 sports and has claimed more than 150
regional titles. In 2019-20, the GSC has 13 member institutions and five affiliate members with 19 sponsored sports.

About FloSports

Founded in
2006, FloSports is a venture-backed 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’ mission is to give underserved sports the attention 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
Collegiate Sports Management Group

Founded in
2014, CSMG is a “Collegiate Properties Group” that drives the business
performance of college athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a
successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic
departments and initiatives. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue
Generation, Content Creation and Distribution, Media Rights Strategy and
Negotiation, Sponsorship Sales, Licensing and Esports. To learn more about
Collegiate Sports Management Group clients and case studies, visit www.collegiatesmg.com.
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