ZingoTV and American Basketball Association (ABA) Extend Broadcast Partnership; Announce New Music and Entertainment Division

ZingoTV and American Basketball Association (ABA) Extend Broadcast Partnership; Announce New Music and Entertainment Division

(July 17, 2019) Piscataway, NJ – At their owner’s meeting in Indiana this week, the American Basketball Association (ABA) announced an expansion of their exclusive broadcast partnership with streaming service ZingoTV. The full 2019-2020 season of exciting ABA professional basketball will be broadcast on the service beginning in November 2019.

In addition, ZingoTV will be closely working with the ABA’s new music and entertainment division, ABA Fusion. Led by a multi-platinum executive and production team, ABA Fusion extends the legendary ABA brand, while adding exciting new elements into ABA events and programming. Combined with ZingoTV’s international streaming platform and innovative distribution channels, the partnership will combine media, sports, music, and technology in unique and creative ways for fans everywhere.

“Sports fans want an exciting experience that goes beyond amazing play on the court,” said ABA CEO Joseph Newman. “The upcoming season will be our most exciting yet, and with our new partnership with ZingoTV, and the launch of ABA Fusion, we’ll bring ABA basketball to our largest audience ever and give fans an amazing new family-friendly entertainment experience. ABA Fusion is excited to be working closely with ZingoTV to produce content and oversee ABA game films, commercials, and more.”

“The ABA is an iconic sports brand, with great partnerships and a loyal audience,” said John Estiva, COO and Managing Partner of ZingoTV. “We want more people to watch ABA games and experience the excitement these players bring to the court. ZingoTV and ABA Fusion want to engage basketball fans like never before, bring tons of new fans into the community, and give the ABA a new level of exposure.”

For more information about ZingoTV, contact John Estiva, COO and Managing Partner, at john.estiva@zingotv.com or 1-855-946-4688 x150.

About ZingoTV

ZingoTV, available for iOS, Android, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and other popular platforms, offers an exciting line-up of live sports, highlights and unique content. Through broadcast partnerships, ZingoTV sports content has a potential reach of 8.5 million cable households, and 100 million digital subscribers. ZingoTV has developed

a multi-channel strategy across linear, digital, OTT, and social, with carriage in all 200+ DMAs. The ZingoTV Sports Package features a diversified, digital-first focus on underserved sports and leagues, with a diverse fan base, and active social media engagement, on the lookout for the next big thing. Ranging from mainstream leagues with established legacies, to niche upstarts breaking new ground, ZingoTV offers exciting sports content for every sports fan. www.zingotv.com

About American Basketball Association (ABA)

Founded in 1999, the modern American Basketball Association (ABA) is the spiritual successor to the original ABA, which operated from 1967-1976, before merging with the NBA. Relaunched by Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham, who co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers, the new ABA is a professional men’s basketball league that operates in partnership with the NBA. www.abaliveaction.com

About ABA Fusion

ABA Fusion is the re-branded Music and Entertainment division of the American Basketball Association which aims to Fuse basketball and music. Spearheaded by multi-platinum music executive, Brian “Essince” Collins of Royal Heir Entertainment (www.royalheirent.com). ABA Fusion aims to create exciting new music and video content to help spread the iconic ABA brand throughout the world. The fusion began with partnering with multi-platinum international production team Anno Domini Nation to provide instrumentals for highlight videos, commercials, and more and continued with the releasing of the world’s first official Sports League Compilation Album/Soundtrack, which hit over 50,000 streams.

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