FloSports

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FloSports
FloSports logo.png
Available inEnglish
Products
URLflosports.tv
CommercialYes
Launched2006

FloSports is an over-the-top subscription sports broadcaster and streaming service. The company is based in Austin, Texas, United States, and was founded in 2006. It holds streaming rights to various sporting events in Canada and the United States.

History[edit]

FloSports was founded in 2006 by Martin Floreani and Mark Floreani, collegiate athletes based in Austin, Texas. The website initially launched with free video content, but transitioned to a subscription model beginning in 2012.[1] The company raised $21.2 million in Series B financing in 2016.[2] By 2019, the company had grown to 250 employees and earned $47 million in venture capital and other financing.[3]

FloSports announced a partnership with WWNLive in 2016 to run a streaming service dedicated to wrestling. A year later, WNNLive filed a lawsuit against FloSports for breach of contract and pulled its events and content from the website.[4]

FloSports became the local broadcaster for two Major League Soccer teams for the 2019 season: D.C. United and FC Cincinnati, an expansion team.[5] The company was criticized by D.C. fans for technical issues during early broadcasts, pledging a full refund, and for the pricing of monthly subscriptions that were later discounted by the club.[6] D.C. United canceled the four-year contract in October 2019, opting to stream its final regular season match on its website for free.[7] The FC Cincinnati contract was cancelled in June 2020 after fan complaints about pricing and streaming quality during the previous season.[8] In June 2020, FloSports purchased Speed Shift TV and acquired 400 races, with a focus on grassroots racing.[9]

Programming[edit]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • Big Ten
  • Colonial Athletic Association
  • Future Star Series Nationals 17s
  • Future Star Series Nationals 16s
  • Future Star Series Nationals 15s
  • NB Future Stars Series
  • College Baseball Classic

Basketball[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Combat[edit]

Competitive Fitness[edit]

  • Granite Games
  • Wodapalooza Miami

Cycling[edit]

Football[edit]

Rodeo[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Grappling[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

  • Big Ten
  • Snowbird Baseball
  • Frisco Classic
  • Future Star Series

Marching[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Softball[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Track[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foster, Tom (October 2017). "They Started With $10,000. Now They're Taking on ESPN". Inc. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Geron, Tomio (August 15, 2016). "FloSports Nets $21.2M for Live-Streaming Alternative Sports". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Wistrom, Brent (June 4, 2019). "FloSports gets $47M from heavy hitters for more live sports rights". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Currier, Joseph (September 22, 2017). "WWN events pulled from FloSlam schedule". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Bils, Chris (March 11, 2019). "Austin-based FloSports will be local broadcast partner of MLS's FC Cincinnati". Austin Statesman. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Allen, Scott (March 12, 2019). "FloSports offers full refunds after rough debut, vows to win back D.C. United fans' trust". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Goff, Steven (October 3, 2019). "D.C. United severs ties with streaming partner FloSports". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Brennan, Pat (June 19, 2020). "FC Cincinnati ends Flosports deal". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "Could Kyle Larson win a World of Outlaws title this year? - NBC Sports". NBC Sports. 16 June 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Tony Stewart Awards Streaming Rights to FloSports". True Speed Communication. January 30, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "IRA and FloRacing Team Up". www.irasprints.com. IRA Outlaw Sprints. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "FloSports Expands Racing Coverage with Super DIRTcar Series on FloRacing". FloSports. February 13, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "FloRacing To Continue Agreement With USAC". SPEED SPORT. December 13, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  14. ^ "Watch All USAC National Races". USAC Racing. January 14, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2020.

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