Lobos add 10 more games to TV schedule
Nov. 5, 2012
Albuquerque, N.M. --- University of New Mexico Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Lobo Sports Properties, announced today the addition of 10 men's basketball games to the television broadcast line up. Coverage will air locally on My50-TV and regionally via ROOT SPORTS.
The addition of the 10 matches (seven jointly on My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS, two on ROOT SPORTS, and one on My50) means that 28 of UNM's 31 regular season games will be broadcast on television, with 16 national broadcasts (10 CBS Sports Network, four NBC Sports Network, one ESPN, and one ESPN2), and 10 regional broadcasts through the intermountain west.
Fans in the greater Albuquerque-Santa Fe coverage area can watch My50-TV for live basketball broadcasts through Lobo Sports Properties' agreement with KASY-TV/KWBQ which calls for My50-TV to carry eight men's home games and 15 coaches' shows. The agreement called for a couple of home games to have times changed, as the opening My50/ROOT broadcast will be on Nov. 25 against Portland, with that game time moving an hour earlier to 6 p.m. UNM's final home game with Wyoming has been moved from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The live broadcasts on My50-TV are as follows:
Along with the seven joint broadcasts on My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS, two road games will also be broadcast on ROOT SPORTS. Those two games are:
Jan. 16, 2013 New Mexico at Boise State 7 p.m.
ROOT SPORTS also announced five other games featuring Mountain West teams, giving the Network 14 MW games featuring either New Mexico, Colorado State, Boise State, Wyoming, or Air Force. All games will be available throughout the ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain territory, and many will be distributed throughout the ROOT SPORTS Northwest territory as well.
"We are excited to deliver nine University of New Mexico basketball games to fans throughout the region," said ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President and General Manager Tim Griggs. "These games are a great addition to our robust schedule of Mountain West programming and we are happy to bring Lobo basketball to our large regional audience."
Along with the UNM basketball games, My50-TV will broadcast the 30-minute coaches' shows with either Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Alford or Head Women's Basketball Coach Yvonne Sanchez at 9 p.m. according to the following schedule:
Nov. 11 (11 p.m.), Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, and March 10
"For the fifth year in a row, My50-TV will broadcast Lobo basketball games into homes of Lobo fans across the state," said Stan Gill, president and general manager of My50-TV (KASY), the MyNetworkTV-affiliated station owned by ACME Television, LLC. "We are pleased with our ongoing partnership with UNM Athletics."
Paul Krebs, UNM's Vice President for Athletics, knows how important Lobo basketball is to the state of New Mexico.
"We're pleased with the broadcast options we have arranged for our fans leading into the season," said Krebs. "Between My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS' coverage, Lobo fans throughout the state and in the region will be able to catch quality game action and our coaches' shows."
Lobo Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which secured the separate agreements with KASY/KWBQ (My50-TV) and ROOT SPORTS on behalf of the University of New Mexico for the 2012-2013 basketball season.
Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations, including six of the 10 Mountain West Conference members - Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State and Wyoming. It also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Its multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports' exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,000 radio stations. For additional information about the company's 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.
About ROOT SPORTS
ROOT SPORTSTM is the home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, University of Denver and Big Sky Conference. The network reaches more than 2.7 million households across nine states and delivers more than 350 live events each year - all of which are also available in high definition.
ROOT SPORTSTM is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach more than 8.8 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world's most popular television service.