CIAA Expands Partnership with Hudl; Soccer and volleyball are included in the subscription package

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CHARLOTTE- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically black sports conference, has expanded its relationship with HUDL, a leading provider of performance analytics, to further improve streaming solutions and production quality for its members.

As part of the CIAA Sports Network, the official streaming platform for the conference, starting this 2022-23 season, all regular-season football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball competitions for the CIAA institutions will come under a subscription model effective immediately . Last season, the CIAA introduced a subscription model for both men’s and women’s basketball conference games.

This year, there will be a single award point for 2022-23, combining football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. CIAA Sports Network will offer three pricing tiers: a $9.99 per single game rate, a $24.99 monthly subscription, and a $79.99 annual subscription.

Viewers can purchase a monthly or annual subscription to their desired institution, and this subscription includes access to all of that school’s live streams of soccer, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball within 30 days of the date of purchase or through August 31, 2023 (annually).

  • Upgrade to streaming resolution (from 720p HD to 1080p HD) via the CIAA Sports Network

  • Access the official video rating (instant replay) for attending the game in the sports of soccer and men’s and women’s basketball for membership under the Enhancements to the Hudl-CIAA Enhanced Agreement

  • All member schools will receive indoor and outdoor HUDL Focus cameras to improve streaming and video analytics for men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and volleyball

  • The CIAA will transition to a subscription-based model for regular-season competitions in soccer, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball

The Hudl partnership expansion follows agreements with platforms AspireTV, PRC Communications and HBCUGo.TV to provide CIAA fans and alums with more ways to watch CIAA football and basketball. Additionally, last October, the CIAA entered into a multi-year agreement with ESPN to broadcast the CIAA men’s and women’s basketball championship tournaments.



About the CIAA



Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first and longest-running African-American athletic conference in the United States and one of the most recognized Division II conferences. The CIAA conducts 14 championships, attended by more than 150,000 fans from across the country. In 2020, the conference celebrated the special 75th anniversary of its championship basketball tournament – an event that has become a must-attend event in the African American community. The basketball tournament was named Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism for both 2018 and 2019 by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the widest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market. North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member institutions: Bowie State University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. Chowan University is an associate member of women’s football and bowling. For more information about CIAA, visit theciaa.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Hudl

Hudl is a leading performance analytics company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of competition. Founded in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska (USA), Hudl offers a complete line of products that enable more than 180,000 global sports teams at all levels – from grassroots to professional organizations – to gather insights with video and data. Hudl’s products and services include online tools, mobile and desktop apps, smart cameras, analytics, professional services and more.


About the BlueFrame technology

BlueFrame Technology was acquired by Hudl in spring 2022. BlueFrame Technology is the leading video streaming software, serving over 1,400 customers at all levels of competition in North America. Visit www.blueframetech.com for more information.

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