SBD/Issue 89/Sports Media
Atlantic 10 Conference Inks ESPN, CSTV Deals
Published January 26, 2006
The Atlantic 10 Conference has inked multi-year broadcast deals with ESPN and CSTV that begin with the ’06-07 season. ESPN’s extension of its TV agreement covering men’s and women’s basketball games including each conference championship will run through the 2009-10 season. ESPN and ESPN2 will offer eight men’s and one women’s game annually, while ESPNU will offer six men’s and one women’s game annually. Meanwhile, CSTV gains media and marketing rights through 2011 for all 21 men’s and women’s sports, covering TV, broadband, Internet, VOD, Wireless, national over-the-air and satellite radio. The deal also includes exclusive corporate sponsorship and licensing rights to all Atlantic 10 sports during the regular season and postseason (THE DAILY).
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