Dec. 4, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - CSTV and the Atlantic 10 will make more men's basketball programming available to fans this season than ever before with the conference's most comprehensive package of games being distributed in syndication. CSTV has reached agreements with 14 regional outlets providing the broadest ever distribution of Atlantic 10 men's basketball, including clearance in the conference's core markets and many outer market outlets giving the games a national footprint. The package features 32 men's basketball games beginning on January 12, including the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship Quarterfinal and Semifinal games. The full list of games is included below.
"Our fans deserve to see quality and exciting Atlantic 10 basketball action, and this syndicated package ensures them access throughout the season to a compelling lineup of conference games and rivalries," said Linda Bruno, Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference. "Now in its second year, our partnership with CSTV continues to be a success, providing more exposure and in-depth coverage of the Atlantic 10 than ever before."
"This year Atlantic 10 basketball fans will be served up the most comprehensive package of local games ever in addition to a top notch national package on CSTV," said Tim Pernetti, Executive Vice President, Content, CSTV. "Atlantic 10 basketball has a passionate following of fans across the country, who will now have complete access to their favorite teams and the most compelling conference match-ups and post-season games."
CSTV will nationally broadcast 20 men's and women's Atlantic 10 games this season, in addition to even more games online through CSTV XXL and CSTV's Pay-Per-View service, CSTVPPV.com. In addition, Atlantic 10 action will be available across the country on the following regional networks:
CN8, The Comcast Network Comcast SportsNet Chicago Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Comcast SportsNet New England Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Comcast SportsNet Sacramento Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (aka CSS) COX Sports TV New England FSN Ohio FSN Pittsburgh KPLR-TV (CW11, St. Louis) SNY (SportsNet New York) Time Warner Cable Charlotte WHIO-TV (CBS Affiliate, Dayton, Ohio )
In 2006, CSTV signed a long-term multi-media rights deal with the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Saint Joseph's games which will be syndicated are: Feb. 2 vs. Fordham; Feb. 10 at Xavier; Feb. 18 vs. La Salle; Feb. 24 at Rhode Island; March 2 vs. Temple; and March 8 at Dayton.
Additionally, CN8 the Comcast Network will also air the Massachusetts at Saint Joseph's game on Jan. 23 and the SJU at George Washington game on Jan. 30