CSTV And The Mtn. Coming To Las Vegas Friday
Dec. 20, 2006
LAS VEGAS - CSTV Networks, Inc., the mtn. (MountainWest Sports Network) and Cox Communications announced Wednesday that CSTV and the mtn. will be available in Las Vegas beginning this Friday, December 22.
The networks will be available on Cox Digital Cable's Sports and Information tier, a highly penetrated package of more than a dozen digital networks consisting primarily of a mixture of national, regional and specialty sports-themed channels.
"We are very excited about CSTV and the mtn. being available in Las Vegas," said UNLV Athletics Director Mike Hamrick. "It is great for our fans, who will be able to watch more Rebel games on television than ever before. Our community will now be able to see the benefits of this deal between the Mountain West Conference and its television partners."
CSTV, the leader in college sports, will be shown on channel 333, while the mtn., the first network dedicated solely to an intercollegiate athletic conference, will be shown on channel 334.
With this announcement, every remaining Runnin' Rebel men's basketball game this season, both home and away, will be available on television in Las Vegas, including this Friday's home game against Minnesota at 7 p.m.
"We are delighted to have the TV arrangement come to a conclusion," said Runnin' Rebel head coach Lon Kruger. "It is great for our fans to be able to catch Rebel games on television and also good for our program as it relates to recruiting efforts and exposure."
"This is a big thing for us and the timing is big as we are in the middle of our recruiting season," UNLV head football coach Mike Sanford said. "Now players know that their games will be on. It's huge for the conference and for UNLV and I am happy that our fans will get to see all the Rebel games that are televised."
"We are happy that this deal has been completed," said UNLV women's basketball head coach Regina Miller. "With us playing nationally ranked teams on CSTV and the mtn., we are happy that our fans and recruits will have access to these games."
CSTV is a 24-hour network devoted exclusively to men's and women's college sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and volleyball. The network carries regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports as well as classic games, studio shows and features.
The mtn. launched on September 1, and is bringing viewers MWC athletics across multiple sports. This year's preliminary schedule includes 165 games, including 30 football games, 75 men's basketball games, 23 women's basketball games, conference championships and men's and women's Olympic sports. Fans can also see coaches' shows, pre- and post-game analysis, and news about conference teams, players and more. The mtn. is jointly owned by Comcast and CSTV and managed by Comcast SportsNet. For further information visit www.themtn.tv.