Atlantic 10 and Comcast SportsNet Announce Broadcast Agreement
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  01/05/2007

Jan. 5, 2007

PHILADELPHIA - Comcast SportsNet and CSTV Networks are pleased to announce that the network will broadcast 12 Atlantic 10 men's basketball games, including two quarterfinal playoff contests, in conjunction with CSTV. This will bring the total number of men and women's college basketball games on Comcast SportsNet to 83. As part of the agreement, CN8, The Comcast Network, will air two A-10 semifinal games on March 9, 2006.

The Saint Joseph's men's basketball games to be aired on CSN are: Jan. 13 vs. Rhode Island (2 p.m.); Jan. 21 vs. Xavier (Noon); Feb. 4 vs. Dayton (Noon); and Mar. 3 vs. UMass (4 p.m.). (SJU fans should note change in starting times from original printed schedules, media guide, posters, etc.)

"Comcast SportsNet is the home for college basketball in the Philadelphia region, where so many of the great A-10 schools are located. We're pleased to partner with CSTV in order to cover the games that are most important to our viewers," said Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Senior Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Smith. "Our viewers are very passionate about their home teams and our college basketball schedule delivers a great mix of local and national games."

"We are thrilled to further our strong relationship with Comcast and to bring the fans of Atlantic 10 basketball in Philadelphia some of the best matchups the league has to offer," said Tim Pernetti, Executive Vice President, Content, CSTV. "Through our agreement with the Atlantic 10, CSTV will continue to work for the schools in the conference to connect the fans of Atlantic 10 sports with their teams in more ways than ever before."