Receiving adequate, if not positive, national media coverage is a challenge HBCU Sports has always faced. With the digital age in full swing, that may soon be changin, according to HBCU Gameday.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Bounce TV unveiled the schedule for their new rights agreement on Monday. The fledgling network will broadcast five SIAC football games for the 2013 season.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to have SIAC football games on Bounce TV this fall,” said SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “As we expand our broadcast footprint from a regional to a national network, the partnership with Bounce TV will afford millions of viewers the opportunity to follow our outstanding SIAC football teams and student-athletes.”
The following games will appear on the network:
*Clark-Atlanta @ Morehouse (Battle of The AUC), October 5
*Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic), Oct 12
*Kentucky State @ Miles, Oct 19
*Albany State vs. Fort Valley State (Fountain City Classic), Nov. 9
*SIAC Championship, November 16
Bounce TV, launched in September 2011, targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. The network reaches the majority African-American households.