March 2, 2007
NEW YORK - CSTV Networks, Inc., The Mtn. - MountainWest Sport Network and the Mountain West Conference announced today that all the action from the 2007 Mountain West Conference Basketball Championships will be available live and on-demand through an exclusive, special broadband Pay-Per-View offer. For the first time ever, the Mountain West Conference will offer all of its men's and women's conference tournament basketball games online.
"All season long, CSTV has showcased exciting Mountain West Conference basketball action on television and online, and now we're proud to be delivering more coverage than ever before of the MWC Championships with this historic broadband Pay-Per-View initiative," said Tim Pernetti, Executive Vice President, Content, CSTV.
"The tournament is the perfect time for new viewers to see why The Mtn. has had such a successful start," said Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of The Mtn. "We're on a drive to bring more games to more viewers, and this technology is a powerful part of that effort."
"In anticipation of an exciting, well attended in-arena audience, complemented by full television and online coverage of all 16 men's and women's games, this should be the most-watched men's and women's basketball championships in our history," said MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson.
The 16 game package can be purchased for $24.95 through each of the individual MWC school official athletic sites or the MWC Web site, www.TheMWC.com. The 2007 Mountain West Conference Basketball Championships are set for March 6-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. All sixteen games of the men's and women's tournaments will be televised on CSTV, The Mtn., or VERSUS.
About CSTV Networks
CSTV, the expert in college sports, is seen in more than 20 million homes via cable and satellite.
CSTV Networks, Inc., now part of the CBS Corporation, is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; CSTV.com and its network of nearly 250 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 10,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in- flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at www.CSTV.com.
About The Mtn.
The Mtn. is the first network dedicated to a college athletic conference, the NCAA Division 1 Mountain West Conference, giving college sports fans blanket coverage of MWC athletics across multiple sports. The Mtn. launched on September 1, 2006 and is jointly owned by Comcast and CSTV. For more information see TheMtn.tv.