Tupelo Raycom, a Raycom Media company, is the product of the 2017 merger of Tupelo-Honey and WebStream Sports.
Tupelo-Honey was founded by Cary Glotzer in 1996 and spent over twenty years producing a variety of sports and entertainment programming, live events and branded entertainment. While starting as a traditional broadcast and cable television production company, Tupelo-Honey evolved into a content creator for all media. With clients that included almost every major network and sports league, Tupelo-Honey quickly moved into the digital space, helping corporate giants like AT&T and Conde Nast develop digital content for their customers. By 2016, Tupelo-Honey became one of the largest independent packagers of live sports and music in the U.S.
Founded in 2006, WebStream Sports grew from three-camera streaming coverage for the NCAA and Horizon League to national television productions on ESPN and CBS Sports Network. Under the direction of John Servizzi and Greg Weitekamp, WebStream grew from five full-time staff to 35 and expanded to include offices in Indianapolis and Charlotte. WebStream’s innovative production model includes the use of next generation production workflows and full-time staff in key positions, enabling consistently high quality output that meets client budgets and exceeds expectations.
Raycom Media, Inc. was created in 1996 with the purchase of 15 television stations, two radio stations, and a sports marketing, production, events management, and distribution company. Shortly after this first acquisition, Raycom Media quickly acquired two other companies and began an unheard of growth in the media business.
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations and 2 radio stations in 42 markets located in 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households and employs over 4,600 individuals in full and part-time positions. For more information, visit RaycomMedia.com.
Raycom Sports is a production, distribution, and event management company with over 30 years of experience and a reputation of being one of the nation's finest independent sports syndicators and producers. Raycom Sports has owned the television rights to Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Basketball since 1982 and ACC Football since 1984 and through 2023 will be the national syndicator of ACC football and basketball, holder of regional cable rights, administration of ACC Properties and management of all ACC digital platforms including operation of theacc.com, the official conference website. Raycom Sports also produces and distributes the Emmy-award winning Football Saturdays in the South, and offers a full line of production services including a High Definition KU uplink truck, four High Definition Edit Bays, as well as a fully equipped monitoring facility to view and record satellite programs. For more information, visit RaycomSports.com.