October 5, 2011

UNH and WBIN-TV Announce 12-game Multi-Sport Television Agreement

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department and WBIN-TV have announced a 12-game multi-sport package of games to air live on WBIN-TV. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games with video partner Pack Network. Additionally, WBIN will air the newly created UNH magazine show Inside Wildcat Country beginning with the debut episode Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.

The 12-game package will feature six men's ice hockey games as well as a pair of games each for men's basketball, women's basketball and women's ice hockey. The first broadcast will be Friday, Nov. 18 when the men's hockey team takes on the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. UNH Wildcat Productions broadcasts home games for 12 of its 20 varsity sports via UNHWildcats.tv. All told, UNH will produce over 100 games including the 12 on WBIN-TV.

"WBIN is pleased to work with UNH to bring Wildcats action to 2.4 million homes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts," said WBIN General Manager Gerry McGavick. "We look forward to airing not just the nationally-ranked men's hockey team, but also the highly competitive women's hockey and basketball teams as well. Our partnership with UNH is an important piece of WBIN's commitment to local programming."

"We at UNH are extremely excited to have a platform like WBIN-TV to air quality UNH athletic content," Tom Wilkins, Assistant AD for Media & Public Relations said. "WBIN offers a great television outlet for our fans, family, alumni and the greater New England community. We believe the unique feature stories via Inside Wildcat Country and the exciting live game broadcasts will offer fans an opportunity to connect with UNH athletics in a whole new way. With our partners at Pack Network and WBIN, our goal is to exhibit the outstanding athletics we see on a daily basis here at UNH."

WBIN-TV Schedule
Men's Ice Hockey (6)

Fri. Nov. 18 vs. Mass.-Lowell 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 8 vs. Boston U. 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 21 vs. Merrimack 7  p.m.
Sat. Jan. 28 vs. Boston College 7 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 10 vs. Northeastern 7 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 17 vs. Vermont 7 p.m.

Women's Ice Hockey (2)
Sat. Nov. 26 vs. Princeton 2 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 28 vs. Vermont 2 p.m.

Men's Basketball (2)
Sat. Dec. 31 vs. Colgate 1 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 26 vs. Binghamton 1 p.m.

Women's Basketball (2)
Sat. Feb. 11 vs. Vermont 3 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22 vs. Binghamton 1 p.m.

About UNH Wildcat Productions -- UNH Wildcat Productions is the athletic department's video and television entity. The department oversees video streaming, video features, video replay and manages relationships with local and national television providers.

About WBIN-TV – WBIN-TV offers both entertainment and public affairs programming to an audience that encompasses 2.4 million households representing nearly six million viewers both over the air and through all major cable systems throughout New Hampshire and the Boston DMA.

About Pack Network -- Pack Network LLC specializes in graphic design, web services and state-of-the-art streaming video solution. It is the official video streaming provider of UNH athletics. For more information, visit www.packnetwork.com.

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