via press release:
CBS SPORTS NETWORK EXTENDS ATLANTIC 10 PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW LONG-TERM DEAL THROUGH 2020-2021 SEASON
Deal Provides for Extensive National College Basketball Coverage
on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network has extended its partnership with the Atlantic 10 agreeing to a new long-term deal through the 2020-2021 season, it was announced today.
The agreement with CBS Sports Network provides for significant national exposure for men’s and women’s basketball including regular-season and championship coverage. Through the deal, CBS Sports Network will get high-quality conference and non-conference game selections, and will air more national A-10 basketball games than any other television network.
CBSSN will air at least 25 regular-season men’s games and eight women’s games annually, as well as the men’s and women’s semi-finals of the Atlantic 10 Championship. CBS Sports has broadcast the A-10 Men’s Championship since 2010.
“The Atlantic 10 has been a terrific partner and we’re proud to continue showcasing action from one of the top college basketball conferences for many years,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network. “Our partnership has been an unquestioned success. And with the quality of basketball throughout the conference now stronger than ever, we’re excited to annually feature an extensive line-up of games.”
“I am excited to begin this new long-term agreement with CBS Sports Network. The Atlantic 10 Conference was one of the first Division I conferences to partner with CBS Sports Network, and we have built a strong partnership of trust, growing together while building a national brand,” stated Bernadette V. McGlade, Commissioner. “The opportunity to televise all A-10 sporting events on the CBS Sports Network nationally markedly enhances our distribution, delivering A-10 basketball to many more alums and fans, and extends the A-10 brand in every media market of.”
CBS Sports Network again will showcase comprehensive Atlantic 10 college basketball action for the 2012-13 season featuring 44 total games (34 men’s and 10 women’s). The Atlantic 10 and CBS Sports Network first entered into its partnership for the 2006-07 athletic season.
About CBS Sports Network:
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports. The Network covers more than 350 live games annually, showcasing more than 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports and also features professional lacrosse, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), the sports news and commentary show ROME, the weekly studio show NFL Monday QB and the Tim Brando Show. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About the A-10
The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976. Currently comprised of 16 member institutions and sponsoring 21 championship sports, the mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic pursuits of the membership. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are Butler University, the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Xavier University.