(BlackPressRadio.net) – As more and more people are beginning to question the equality of sports, news that The Black Sportz Network is launching to provide broadcast radio and TV offerings for African American and urban audiences has the industry excited about the future.
As the first sports network to be owned by a Black woman, The Black Sports Network will be entering a $500 billion global sports industry with hopes of securing 15% of the $80 billion US sports marketshare by 2025.
The network plans to provide content that relies heavily on audio and radio options in addition to digital, SVOD, VOD, AVOD and social media offerings.
“With so many athletes fed up with the way the mainstream media is censoring their daily protests related to Black Lives Matter, The Black Sports Network is being celebrated by players, agents and advertisers as an idea that is long overdue,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer DC Livers, who is the longest working Black female reporter covering the NBA.
“The support that I’ve gotten since it was announced that I was starting the first Black-owned and woman led sports network has been humbly,” added Livers. “I’ve attended sports conferences like Hashtag Sports and others and I’ve been amazed that they often try to keep me on the outside despite the reality that I’m the longest working Black woman covering the NBA. These guys know me. They see my struggle as a Black woman in sports and they understand.”