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CAA ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE BASKETBALL BROADCAST PACKAGE

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 10/18/2011
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2011-12 CAA Men's Basketball Broadcast Schedule

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ARLINGTON, Va. (October 18, 2011) - The Colonial Athletic Association announced a comprehensive men's and women's broadcast package that includes extensive coverage of the conference through television, internet and mobile devices. The announcement was made during the conference's Media Day festivities on Tuesday at Champps-Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va.

As of press time, CAA teams are scheduled to receive more than 100 television exposures through the various ESPN platforms and with long-time partners Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network. CAA fans will also be provided with internet broadcasts of hundreds of additional games, allowing the opportunity to view CAA basketball almost daily via multiple mediums. Additional games will be added to the television schedule prior to the start of the regular season.

"The commitment made by our great television partners - Comcast SportsNet, The Comcast Network, CSS and ESPN - allows CAA basketball to be showcased to millions of households on a weekly basis," said CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager.  "Our member schools continue to enhance their internet and mobile broadcast packages, giving fans the opportunity to watch every conference game."

The syndicated package on the Comcast family of networks features 34 men's games on the Comcast SportsNets (CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia, CSN New England), CSS and The Comcast Network, providing tremendous exposure in many of the nation's largest media markets. The Comcast Network and CSS will once again televise the quarterfinals and semifinals of the Virginia 529 CAA Men's Basketball Championship.

"As one of the nation's most competitive and successful basketball conferences, the CAA provides a wealth of high-quality live sports programming for the Comcast family of networks," said Mike Sheehey, senior vice president of sports content for Comcast Sports Group. "We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the CAA and look forward to delivering another great season of basketball to our viewers."

The men's basketball broadcast schedule features 43 exposures for CAA teams on the various ESPN platforms, including up to four regular-season games and the CAA Championship game on ESPN/ESPN2, 11 games on ESPNU and  12 games on ESPN3. That number will likely rise as all 12 CAA teams are once again participating in Sears BracketBusters on February 17-19, 2012, which has provided the conference with five nationally televised contests in each of the past three years.

The women's basketball composite television schedule includes 11 conference contests, with several non-conference games expected to be added to the list. Eight regular-season conference matchups as well as the Virginia 529 CAA Women's Basketball Championship semifinals and championship game will air on The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia and New England and CSS.

CAA TELEVISION PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A minimum of 43 exposures for CAA teams on the various ESPN platforms, including up to four regular-season games on ESPN/ESPN2, 11 contests on ESPNU, 12 games on ESPN3 and the CAA Championship game on ESPN/ESPN2.
  • More than 30 men's regular-season games in a widely-syndicated Comcast SportsNet/Comcast Network package, featuring a cumulative total of 60-plus CAA exposures available in the New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond, Norfolk and Atlanta television markets, reaching a potential audience of over 20 million TV households.
  • Seven games (four quarterfinals, two semifinals and the championship) of the Virginia 529 CAA Men's Basketball Championship available either regionally or nationally.
  • At least eight CAA women's basketball regular-season conference games along with regional syndication of both semifinal games and the title game of the Virginia 529 CAA Women's Basketball Championship.
  • Hundreds of CAA men's and women's basketball games will be available for viewing this season via the internet and mobile devices through the CAA member institutions.
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