A partnership between Collegiate Images and The Computer Group will bring original network broadcasts of college football and basketball games to sports fans everywhere on DVD. There will be 30 new releases this year including the 1991 Fiesta Bowl game between Louisville and Alabama and the Michigan victory over Nebraska in the 1986 Fiesta Bowl.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB via PR Web
Direct) August 18, 2005 -- The Computer Group (www.thinktcg.com) and
Collegiate Images (www.collegiateimages.com) today announced they have reached an
agreement for The Computer Group to license Collegiate Images extensive college
sports library of full game broadcasts.
The licensing and distribution agreement will enable The Computer Group to sell regional and national college sports programming on DVD. Through this initiative, The Computer Group will gain access to Collegiate Images comprehensive archives from colleges and universities, conferences, bowl games and broadcast rights holders. By bringing Collegiate Images content together with The Computer Groups strong media manufacturing and retail distribution, more fans will be able to own and enjoy these classic college games.
The first releases under this agreement include the 1991 Fiesta Bowl Game between Louisville and Alabama, the 1999 Hall of Fame Game between Auburn and Ohio State, and two Michigan football victories -- the 1981 Rose Bowl Game and the 1986 win over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl. In all 30 new titles will be added to a catalog of over 40 complete game releases that the company has released under its Greatest Games Everô brand. Each product will have the identifying Collegiate Images consumer mark on the cover, as well as the Collegiate Images hologram sticker signifying the DVDs as an officially licensed product.
"We're very happy to be working with The Computer Group because of their understanding of the collegiate sports marketplace," said Mark Geddis, President of Collegiate Images. "They saw the potential of bringing original network broadcasts of these great games to DVD."
"With Collegiate Images help, we've been able to uncover and release some games that fans thought they'd never see again," said Suzanne Erickson, CEO of The Computer Group. "Now they can relive the excitement of every exciting play in full screen digital video."
About Collegiate Images:
Fort Lauderdale-based Collegiate Images (CI) is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of archived video and still images for colleges, universities, conferences, bowl games and broadcast rights holders. CI's role is to centralize footage licensing requests and create consistency across the collegiate market. In addition to the development of revenue and new business opportunities, the centralized agency is responsible for the enforcement and management of both copyrighted footage and other video and still images containing trademarks or other proprietary rights of a collegiate property or rights holder.
CI is a joint venture of Convizion, Inc., a media investment partnership, and The Collegiate Licensing Company. CLC, formed in 1981, is the nation's leading collegiate licensing and marketing representative that assists collegiate licensors in protecting and controlling the use of their logos through trademark licensing.
About The Computer Group:
With offices in Hilliard, Ohio and Denver, Colorado, The Computer Group is one of the fastest-growing woman-owned companies in the country. Founded in 1979, The Computer Group is a multi-million dollar operation serving thousands of customers worldwide. Through its four main business channels, software and media manufacturing, distribution, sports DVD, and printing, the company has come to be known as the best way to duplicate, assemble, package and distribute software and new media.
The Computer Group's sports DVD business has established itself as a leader in the design and distribution of full game, original network broadcasts of classic college football and basketball games on DVD. In addition to college sports, the company has a catalog of NASCAR races on DVD that include original network broadcasts of the 1997 and 1998 Daytona 500. For more information visit www.thinktcg.com.
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