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NCAA and Getty Images enter partnership

The NCAA and Getty Images have agreed to a five-year partnership that will designate the photography company as the NCAA’s exclusive photo distribution and licensing partner through the year 2021. The partnership, which is effective immediately, will provide the world with real-time photography from all NCAA championships, and licensing opportunities for all media and NCAA corporate partners.

The NCAA has more than 150,000 images from championships and events that date back to the 1950s. With 90 championships spanning 24 sports, Getty Images will manage the NCAA’s photo and licensing requests and offer onsite digital transmission where same-day event coverage can be viewed and accessed. The first event will be the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Getty Images and the NCAA collectively will provide comprehensive photo coverage of every game from start to finish.

“Telling the NCAA student-athlete story at a championship is one of our main goals, and this partnership will allow us to show the passion and pageantry through photography and technology enhancements,” said Keith Martin, managing director of championships and alliances. “We look forward to working with Getty Images to provide the best coverage of our events and welcome their expertise in managing the licensing of our vast archive.”

“As champions of student-athletics, there is no better association to work with than the NCAA, to capture and elevate the next generation of talent,” said Brandon Lopez, Getty Images’ specialist sports director. “This partnership brings together the NCAA’s full program of championship sporting events, with Getty Images nearly 1 million customers. As industry leaders in sports coverage we are so excited to be able to showcase the Association’s archival imagery from some of college sports’ biggest events, and the big moments yet to come.”

The NCAA also will continue to work with Clarkson Creative for on-site photography services.

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About the NCAA

The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit and for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

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