CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically black athletic conference, has extended its partnership with BlueFrame Technology, the premier video streaming provider in college and high school athletics, while expanding its relationship with HUDL, a leader in performance analysis, to enhance streaming solutions, video review, and performance analysis across its membership.

As part of the conference’s extended agreement with BlueFrame, the conference and its member institutions will be provided several technology enhancements that includes streaming resolution upgrades from 720p HD to 1080p HD across the CIAA Sports Network and its affiliated school networks.

Schools will also have access to Official Video Review, courtesy of BlueFrame, for in-game officiating in the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball.

“We appreciate the opportunity to expand our relationships with both BlueFrame and HUDL to help continue growing our streaming platform and improve performance analytics across the conference,” said CIAA. “Access to these new technologies and features will equip our coaches and student-athletes with enhancements to film evaluation, for games and practice, while providing in-game video review for officiating. Additionally, this will improve the viewing experience on our digital network for fans and alumni with the ability to generate direct revenue for our schools.”

Additionally, each school will be provided both indoor and outdoor HUDL Focus cameras with related services to aide in streaming football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball as well as provide solutions for film exchange and video analysis for games and practice for those sports.

With these improvements, the conference will move its streaming platform to a subscription model for regular season contests in select sports, starting with the men’s and women’s basketball this year. Packages for the 2021-22 basketball regular season will be offered in three pricing tiers: a $9.99 per game rate, a $24.99 monthly subscription with access to all games within 30-days of the purchase date, and a $79.99 all-access subscription for all games throughout the season.

"BlueFrame is ecstatic to partner with Hudl to provide a higher quality of production and video streaming to the CIAA and it's schools," said Josh Braun, Director of Sales with BlueFrame Technology, "We can't wait for another year of CIAA basketball and continuing our relationship with the conference."

"Hudl is thrilled to expand its partnership with the CIAA and it’s member institutions. Our goal is to make things easy. Every time a team steps on the court, the Hudl Focus smart camera will enhance the experience for the teams, athletic department staff and greater CIAA. It will be an exciting season and we look forward to supporting it every step of the way.” Brett Shamblin, Director of Sales – Hudl

Football and volleyball will be added to the subscription package starting with the 2022 season.

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About the CIAA

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first and longest running, African American athletic conference in the U.S. and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. In 2020, the conference celebrated the special 75th anniversary of its Championship Basketball Tournament - an event that has become a must-see in the African American community. The Basketball Tournament has been honored as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, for both 2018 and 2019. Headquartered in Charlotte, 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 in football and women’s bowling. For more information on the CIAA, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About BlueFrame Technology

BlueFrame Technology is the premier end-to-end video streaming provider servicing over 1,400 clients across North America. BlueFrame has official partnerships with over 50 high school, collegiate, and national sports organizations spanning all levels of competition. For more information visit blueframe

About Hudl

Hudl is a leading performance analysis company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition.?Founded in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska (USA), Hudl offers a complete suite of products that empower more than 180,000 global sports teams at every level—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.