DIRECTV Launching MountainWest Sports Network Aug. 27
June 3, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - DIRECTV, the nation's leading satellite television service provider will launch the MountainWest Sports Network - The Mtn. on Aug. 27. Fans from across the country will now have the ultimate access to Mountain West Conference sports beginning on Wednesday, August 27, in time to kick off the Mountain West Conference's 10th anniversary season.
The Mtn. will be available on channel 616 on DIRECTV CHOICE and above packages for the states servicing Mountain West Conference institutions (Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the designated market areas of Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego). Customers throughout the remainder of the country will be able to access The Mtn. with a subscription to DIRECTV's Sportspack.
The Mtn. will broadcast 30 live regular-season football games this season, including six triple-header Saturdays. The network also will telecast over 100 men's and women's basketball contests this season in addition to its comprehensive array of news, features, original programming and analysis on MWC teams, coaches and players.
"We're very excited that DIRECTV will allow college sports fans across the nation to get unprecedented coverage of their favorite Mountain West team," said Craig Thompson, MWC Commissioner. "Our fans and alumni have been asking for more accessibility to The Mtn., and the DIRECTV launch of the network in August will give them all of the games, news and analysis they've been wanting."
"DIRECTV and The Mtn. will be sports fans' ticket to the best of Mountain West Conference football and basketball along with a wide array of other sports-related programming," said Dan Hartman, senior vice president, Programming, DIRECTV, Inc. "We welcome The Mtn. to our industry leading line-up of sports programming and look forward to serving its passionate fans nationwide."
"Having The Mtn. available nationally on DIRECTV beginning August 27 is an important milestone in the short history of the network and marks the culmination of a tremendous team effort," said Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of The Mtn. "Many people worked hard throughout this process, and we're pleased that viewers, who have been very patient and supportive, will now have greater access to The Mtn.'s programming. We have always been committed to obtaining satellite distribution, and we'll continue our efforts to broaden the availability of the network."
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