UMASS ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL RELATIONSHIPS WITH FLOSPORTS, NESN; HOME GAME KICKOFF TIMES
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Athletics, and multimedia rightsholder UMass Sports Properties of Learfield IMG College, announced a two-year broadcast partnership with FloSports, as well as the kickoff times for all six UMass football home games at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Monday. FloSports will provide live and on-demand coverage of all six of the program’s 2019 home games on FloFootball.com. The games will also appear throughout New England on the NESN family of networks.
“We are pleased to enter into a new partnership with FloSports and extend our valuable relationship with NESN for the upcoming football season,” said UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford. “Flo has been innovative in the digital space and NESN continues to be a regional leader in professional and college sports coverage. This multi-dimensional partnership to produce and distribute UMass football games aligns perfectly with our broadcast strategies to gain maximum visibility for our growing FBS program. It will guarantee that Minutemen fans can watch Coach Bell’s team from various platforms when they can’t be at McGuirk Alumni Stadium this season.”
Three of the six contests will begin at 3:30 p.m., including the games against Southern Illinois (Sat., Sept. 7), Akron (Sat., Sept. 28) and UConn (Sat., Oct. 26). The Sat., Sept. 21 tilt with Coastal Carolina kicks off at 1 p.m., while the Sat., Nov. 2 contest with Liberty and the Sat., Nov. 23 meeting with BYU are set for Noon.
To access live and on-demand coverage of UMass football on the FloSports platform, visit FloFootball.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Events are also available through the FloSports app on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and the App Store.
Single game, season, group and Homecoming Weekend tickets for the 2019 season are available now. Tickets can be purchased through the UMass Athletics Ticket Office over the phone at 866-UMASS-TIX, online via UMass Athletics Ticket Central or in-person at the Mullins Center Box Office.
2019 UMass Football Season • Home Game Kickoff Times
Sat., Sept. 7 • Southern Illinois • 3:30 p.m. • FloFootball.com • NESNplus
Sat., Sept. 21 • Coastal Carolina • 1 p.m. • FloFootball.com • NESN
Sat., Sept. 28 • Akron • 3:30 p.m. • FloFootball.com • NESN (tape delay at 5:30 p.m.)
Sat., Oct. 26 • UConn • 3:30 p.m. • FloFootball.com • NESN/NESNplus
Sat., Nov. 2 • Liberty • Noon • FloFootball.com • NESN
Sat., Nov. 23 • BYU • Noon • FloFootball.com • NESN
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports offers a growing library of more than 2,000 hours of premium content and owns exclusive broadcast rights to 4,000+ premier events, with over 1M hours live streamed since inception. For more information, visit flosports.tv.
About Learfield IMG College
UMass Sports Properties is the locally based team for Learfield IMG College, which unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform. The company’s extensive commerce, experiential and media solutions create ultimate opportunities for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, broadcasting, digital and social media; ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
NESN is consistently one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. NESN and NESNplus are delivered throughout the six-state New England region and are available any time, anywhere on any device on the NESNgo app and at NESNgo.com. The network is also distributed nationally as NESN National. For the past six years Forbes Magazine has ranked NESN as one of the 10 Most Valuable Sports Business Brands in the World. NESN.com is one of the country’s most visited sports websites with a state-of-the-art HD studio dedicated to digital video productions. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).
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