ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/— The Orlando Magic announced today a new, multi-year relationship with CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a leader in the network services market, cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. The partnership names CenturyLink as the exclusive video provider of the Orlando Magic.
CenturyLink® Prism™ TV service, advanced television technology with a combination of interactive features, will be highlighted throughout the partnership through touchpoints with fans in-arena and in-market, including special service offers for Magic fans throughout the season. CenturyLink® Prism™ TV service will also support the MagicTV section on OrlandoMagic.com.
“We are excited about this new relationship with the Magic and are committed to providing fans a great experience through our products and services,” said CenturyLink Vice President and General Manager Erik Genrich. “As one of the largest employers in the Central Florida region, CenturyLink is proud of our dedication to the area through volunteerism as well as monetary and in-kind support to local charities, including contributions to the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.”
“The Magic is thrilled to partner with a high-quality brand like CenturyLink,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “As a leader in the telecommunications industry, CenturyLink will continue to push the Magic to the forefront of the digital world. We are excited about the new opportunities this partnership will present to our fans and the Central Florida community for years to come.”
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic, celebrating its 25th Anniversary Silver Season, has seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 23 years more than $18 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2013-14 Silver Season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.
For further information: Orlando Magic: Melanie Curtsinger, (407) 916-2532, firstname.lastname@example.org, CenturyLink: Lisa Willis, (407) 889-6102, email@example.com, Deborah Rios-Barnes, (407) 464-2881, firstname.lastname@example.org