SCIAC Announces Five-Year Media Rights Deal With FloSports

SCIAC Announces Five-Year Media Rights Deal With FloSports

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has announced a multi-year media rights agreement with FloSports for the 2024-25 season.

Jun 5, 2024 by Leanza Pieroni
SCIAC Announces Five-Year Media Rights Deal With FloSports

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year media rights agreement with FloSports, a global sports media company, making it the exclusive digital platform for the SCIACtv Network beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. 

“The SCIAC and its nine member institutions are thrilled to begin a partnership with FloSports,” SCIAC Commissioner Jenn Dubow said. “This agreement provides opportunities to enhance our conference and institutional efforts to provide a quality streaming experience for our student-athletes, alumni, family, and fans. FloSports has demonstrated a significant and sincere commitment to providing funding and exposure for small-school college sports in a collaborative way that can help each of our institutions’ unique approach and goals to streaming and athletics communications. This is a direction DIII is headed as a whole and the SCIAC will continue to position itself as a leading conference while ensuring we maintain a primary focus on our student-athlete experience in all endeavors."

The SCIAC becomes the third Division III conference partnering with FloSports after the Landmark Conference announced an agreement in July 2023. It is home to three national championships in the 2023-2024 season, including two from California Lutheran for Women’s Soccer and Men’s Volleyball along with Pomona Pitzer for Men’s Cross Country. 

Over the length of the five-year partnership, FloSports will stream all live and on-demand SCIAC events, including the conference’s 21 championships. The SCIAC and FloSports have developed a shared vision for enhancing broadcast production standards and athletics communication efforts across all nine member institutions, with FloSports providing annual investment in the conference and each member. On-demand access will last for a period of 72 hours following each contest, after which video will be archived on the SCIACtv Network and member institutions will be able to provide access free-of-charge through their institutional platforms. FloSports will also leverage the local, national, and international brands of SCIAC member institutions by producing original content and social media programming.

“The SCIAC is a standout Division III conference that will add to a portfolio we’re building at FloSports to elevate Division II and Division III sports at a critical juncture for college sports,” said Kolby Paxton, Manager, FloSports Rights & Acquisitions. “It’s more important than ever to provide a platform to these programs that will give them national and international reach with a vehicle to provide exposure for their many athletes.”  

“The SCIAC’s partnership with FloSports enables us to provide significantly enhanced coverage and support for our amazing student-athletes’ achievements on a level consistent with the national reputations of our nine institutions,” Chapman University President Daniele Struppa, Chair of the SCIAC Presidents Council, said. 

“The incredible year the SCIAC experienced in 2023-24 is a testament to our shared vision as a leading conference in a critical time for Division III. This sets a benchmark for what we can and should be accomplishing as a conference and division in service to the true dedication of our scholar-athletes." - Chapman University President Daniele Struppa

The SCIAC partnership furthers FloSports’ efforts to strengthen its NCAA offering with a transformative digital platform dedicated to college sports that will launch later this year. FloSports’ current NCAA portfolio includes agreements with the BIG EAST, Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Landmark Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), South Atlantic Conference (SAC), Gulf South Conference (GSC), California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).

About The SCIAC

The SCIAC is a leading Division III conference consisting of nine academically rigorous member institutions in the Greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1915, its purpose is to promote and govern competition in intercollegiate sports with the fundamental principle of fostering the ideals of amateur sports within an environment of high academic standards. The conference sponsors 21 championships throughout the year. Its membership includes: Caltech, California Lutheran University, Chapman University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, the University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, the University of Redlands, and Whittier College.

Archived Footage On FloFootball

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