Gemstone Media, Inc. and Jacksonville University sign exclusive agreement to broadcast live sports

November 15, 2023

Gemstone Media, Inc. (GMI), a nationally acclaimed video production company boasting multiple Emmy® awards and headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., has proudly unveiled an expansive offering of new live Jacksonville University (JU) sports broadcasts. Simultaneously, GMI has introduced a dynamic sports broadcasting internship program in collaboration with JU. This groundbreaking agreement has been crafted to spotlight the exceptional synergy between GMI and JU Athletics, while creating exciting learning opportunities for JU students. Collectively, the partners are set to deliver more than 100 live television sports broadcasts throughout the year, encompassing a diverse range of campus sports.

“We are truly honored to receive ongoing national recognition for our work and the exceptional efforts of our broadcasting team,” stated Gemstone’s CEO and Founder, George Birnbaum. He emphasized the success and effectiveness of the GMI proven training model, which garners national accolades and also fosters invaluable skills and career prospects for JU students.

Production Manager, Tristan Morhous, expanded on this sentiment explaining, “Our partnership with JU provides students with an exceptional platform to learn the ropes of sports production in the context of live TV broadcasts. Our experienced professional television crew works hand in hand with students, engaging them in real-time broadcasting experiences. This hands-on approach is integral to our training philosophy, ensuring that students are actively involved in every aspect of our live broadcasts.”

This year, JU Dolphins Broadcasting is making waves by delivering a diverse range of live sports broadcasts to ESPN, etc.  “Our ambition is to secure the top position within the Atlantic Sun Conference, not only in terms of the quality of production but also the quantity and diversity of sports broadcasts,” concludes Birnbaum.

JU Deputy Athletics Director/Chief Operating Officer, Rick Canter, enthusiastically expressed the significance of this endeavor, stating, “This represents one of the most substantial opportunities we can offer to our current students and athletes. Through our collaboration with GMI, the future of JU Sports looks remarkably bright and promising.”