University of Montana names Blackfoot Communications first-ever “Official Digital Partner of Montana Grizzly Athletics”

Partnership powers streaming options and mobile app, allowing fans to follow this season in new ways.

The University of Montana and its athletics multimedia rightsholder, Grizzly Sports Properties, announced today a new relationship with Blackfoot Communications. Notably, the Missoula-based technology provider assumes the first-ever designation of “Official Digital Partner of Montana Grizzly Athletics.” Blackfoot Communications will be the headline sponsor of the Griz App and the Zoom feed for Quarterback Club meetings along with serving as the exclusive streaming partner for all Griz home games.

“The commitment Blackfoot Communications continues to make to the University of Montana is very appreciated and critical to our success. Whenever there is a need it seems Blackfoot Communications steps up and supports our student-athletes. We are grateful for strong community partners who see value in investing in Grizzly athletics.”

Kent Haslam, Director of Athletics

Based in Missoula, Montana, Blackfoot Communications is the owner and operator of the region’s largest multi-gigabit network, reliably connecting businesses across more than 16 states with a full suite of managed services offerings.

“Our mission is to connect people, businesses and communities, and our partnership with the University of Montana is a great example of Blackfoot living our mission. We are thrilled to be named the Official Digital Partner of Montana Grizzly Athletics and we look forward to connecting Griz Nation through this new partnership.”

Jason Williams, CEO of Blackfoot Communications

Locally based Grizzly Sports Properties, led by General Manager Todd Rahr, works alongside Montana’s Director of Athletics Kent Haslam and the athletic administration to grow the Griz brand. Learfield IMG College is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience.

While the current environment is causing changes to every sporting event, Blackfoot Communications and the University of Montana Grizzly Athletics continue finding ways to support our communities and student athletes. We’re excited to deliver a virtual fan experience across different platforms including PlutoTV, the Griz app and other streaming platforms. Go Griz!