Pacific Basketball Games to be Available Via CSTV Streaming
Feb. 1, 2006
New York, New York - Fans of three NCAA Division I leagues - America East, Big West and the Patriot League -- can watch their basketball teams online as all three conferences are partnering with CSTV Networks to provide games live via the internet. The Big West Conference [www.bigwest.org] season package gives access to all nine member institutions in the Big West for $24.95 per month. Over 90 men's and women's basketball games from conference play will be streamed leading up to the Big West Conference Tournament in March. CSTV and the Big West officially kicked off their partnership in November, as CSTV.com provided live video streaming coverage of the 2005 Big West Basketball Media Day.
The America East Conference [www.americaeast.com] and Patriot League [www.patriotleague.com] packages are both incorporated into CSTV's overall XXL broadband subscription package at www.CSTV.com as well as each league's official site, available for $14.95 a month or $99.95 a year. The America East Conference package features approximately 18 men's and women's basketball games streaming live for the first time in conference history, including the women's championships on March 11.
The Patriot League's online schedule includes seven pivotal games in the Patriot League's final three weeks leading up to the men's championships. CSTV will also air one men's and one women's Patriot League semifinal contest as well as the Women's Patriot League Championship on March 5. All three broadband packages include games as well as extra content such as coaches' shows, press conferences and highlights, and everything is archived on the site for viewing on demand.
"College fans have voracious appetites for their teams and their sports," said CSTV CEO Brian Bedol. "CSTV is dedicated to making games available through as many platforms as possible, and online programming certainly provides one of the most convenient and effective delivery systems for fans anywhere in the world. We're delighted to be extending the reach of online viewing to these terrific leagues and schools."
These three conferences include the following schools: Big West: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and University of the Pacific America East: Albany, Binghamton, Boston University, Hartford, Maine, UMBC, New Hampshire, Stony Brook and Vermont. Patriot League: American University, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy
CSTV Networks, Inc., now part of CBS Corporation, is the leading digital and cable programming network dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV:College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; CSTV.com and its network of nearly 250 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 7,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. CSTV was acquired by CBS in January 2006. Further information is available at www.CSTV.com.