Network's 33-Game CSTV Friday Night Hockey Schedule Features #2 Boston College, #6 Maine, #8 New Hampshire, Harvard and Boston University
College Sports TV To Present #8 New Hampshire at #3 Michigan Hockey Friday
BOSTON and NEW YORK, October 13, 2004 - Comcast New England has launched CSTV: College Sports Television, (www.collegesports.com) the first 24-hour college sports network, providing college sports fans throughout the region with the broadest, deepest coverage of college sports. College Sports TV is now available in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and the Hartford, Connecticut area on Channel 261 as part of the Comcast Digital Cable sports tier lineup.
"We are excited about bringing the added value of College Sports TV to our Digital Cable customers," said Kevin Casey, Senior Vice President for Comcast's New England region. "In addition to CSTV's full slate of college sports coverage, fans will be able to enjoy extended highlights of college football games, to watch at their convenience, with Comcast ON DEMAND."
"New England is passionate about college sports, and we are pleased to team up with Comcast to bring CSTV, the new home of college sports, to fans here," said Brian Bedol, president and CEO. "There are no lockouts, strikes, agents or signing bonuses in college athletics. We are committed to televising more college sports than anyone else, from the perspective of the student-athlete, student, alumni, coach, and the college sports fan in general."
College Sports TV will televise #8 New Hampshire at #3 Michigan this Friday (8 p.m. ET) as part of its 33-game CSTV Friday Night Hockey game-of-the-week series, which also features North Dakota at Boston College, Boston University at New Hampshire, Yale at Harvard, Boston College at Boston University and Maine at New Hampshire. The network will also televise the last game at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena (Minnesota at BU, January 2), as well as the first game in BU's new Agganis Arena the following night featuring the same two teams.
CSTV's hockey on-air roster includes legendary play-by-play man Mike "Doc" Emrick, who has called seven Stanley Cup Finals, three Winter Olympics and five NHL All-Star Games, 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic star Mike Eruzione, Billy Jaffe, Adam Wodon, Dave Starman and Ellen Weinberg.
College Sports TV televises regular season and championship event coverage from every major collegiate athletic conference, including the Big East, Ivy League and Atlantic 10. Since launching in April 2003, College Sports TV has televised more than 5,000 hours of original programming, including more women's sports coverage than any other network. It televises more than 35 men's and women's college sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and volleyball.
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