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BEK Broadcasting Network Invests in Dakota Pro Football, LLC..

Posted 2/15/18 (Thu)

 

BEK Broadcasting Network Invests in Dakota Pro Football, LLC.

BEK Broadcasting Network, North Dakota’s leader in live and local sports broadcasting, is pleased to announce their investment and partnership in Dakota Pro Football, LLC., owner of the Bismarck Bucks.

BEK Broadcasting Network’s expansive involvement furthers the Bismarck Bucks franchise and secures statewide broadcast rights to all games, along with providing expert assistance in advertising and the high-level development of new and on-going business relationships.

Jordan Hassler, Chief Operating Officer, BEK Broadcasting Network sees this partnership as a natural fit. “The Bismarck Bucks have showcased a great on-field product and have experienced tremendous success in their first year as a franchise. BEK is looking to take that success to the next level through our new and exciting partnership.”

Richard Davis, General Manager/Head Coach of the Bismarck Bucks, couldn’t be happier about the partnership. “As the leader in local and regional sports programming, BEK is in a great position to catapult the Bucks into what is shaping up to be an exciting second season,” says Davis. “As a highly respected local company, BEK’s experience with everything from infrastructure, to community outreach makes this partnership a touchdown for both organizations. This relationship creates stability and market penetration never before seen with an indoor football team in this region.”

BEK Broadcasting Network is well-known throughout Eastern Montana, North Dakota, and Western Minnesota as the leader in local sports coverage having produced over 2,500 live events in 11 years. BEK Broadcasting Network has a strong, local, and regional presence through partnerships with numerous North Dakota Telecommunications cooperatives and companies. 

The Bismarck Bucks are a professional indoor football team based in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Bismarck Bucks are members of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF), the largest indoor football organization in the United States. The team recently celebrated a banner first season. Along with securing a place in the playoffs, they were awarded “Franchise of the Year” by Champions Indoor Football.

Champions Indoor Football is still rapidly growing, offering a thrilling arena experience beloved by local football fans. The league highlights local and regional talent, including players with NFL experience. Recent team expansions reach across the nation, stretching from Texas and New Mexico and running up through Nebraska, Illinois, and the Dakotas.

BEK Broadcasting Network will broadcast all Bismarck Bucks home and away games in HD on KRDK and KNDB.

 

About BEK Broadcasting Network

BEK Broadcasting Network is the only North Dakota-owned broadcasting company in the State. It's PRIME North Dakota content attracts attention and engages viewers of all ages and interests. The Network includes events, competitions, and activities from around the state, and attracts audiences of all ages and interests.  BEK Broadcasting Network, in partnership with the University of Mary, has developed the “BEK Studios – At the University of Mary” to lead the region in production and distribution of PRIME North Dakota entertainment.

Additionally, the BEK Broadcasting Network is available nationally. Viewers from across the nation can enjoy these special broadcasts via BEK NOW on the ROKU streaming device, visit www.beknow.tv. More information can be found at www.bektel.com/bbn.

About BEK Communications

BEK Communications, founded in 1952, is a communications service cooperative headquartered in Steele, North Dakota, with branch offices in Bismarck and Valley City. The company provides fiber-based voice, Internet, and television services; cloud-based security, automation, surveillance, voice, and storage services; live sports broadcasting on BEK Broadcasting Network; and hospital and business communications solutions to nearly 10,000 customers in North Dakota. The company emphasizes their fast, friendly, local service experience and a broad portfolio of high-quality communications services at a reasonable price. To learn more, visit www.bektel.com.

About Dakota Pro Football, LLC

The Bismarck Bucks play in the Champions Indoor Football League, the largest indoor football league in the United States, with teams stretching from New Mexico and Texas, through the Midwest, and up to the Dakotas. In 2017, their inaugural year in the league, the Bucks earned CIF Franchise of the Year. The team plays a 12 game schedule each Spring, with their six home games at the Bismarck Event Center. Bucks management is dedicated to providing fun, family entertainment at affordable prices to the Bismarck-Mandan community.

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