Feb. 16, 2004
NEW YORK – CSTV: College Sports Television (www.cstv.com), the first 24-hour college sports network, is presenting the “best of the best” of college wrestling “on-demand” as CSTV.com streams three pivotal dual meets featuring four of the Top 10 college wrestling programs in the country, as well as the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The results of these meets will play a key role in determining seedings for the NCAA Wrestling Championships in March.
The CSTV.com Streaming College Wrestling Schedule:
|Meet||Premieres On CSTV.com|
|Michigan State at #9 Penn State||Monday, February 16|
|#10 Oklahoma at #2 Nebraska||Monday, February 23|
|#23 Ohio State at #8 Iowa||Saturday, February 28|
|Big Ten Wrestling Championships||Wednesday, March 10|
Fans can log on to http://www.cstv.com/wrestlingvideo.htm for information on how to access the streaming events through the “College Sports Pass” subscription service. Fans will be able to watch individual matches in their entirety. CSTV.com’s streaming presentations are being made available in conjunction with CSTV’s telecasts of these meets.
CSTV’s Remaining College Wrestling Telecast Schedule (all times ET):
|Saturday, February 14||Michigan State at Penn State||6 PM|
|Saturday, February 21||Oklahoma at Nebraska||6 PM|
|Thursday, February 26||Ohio State at Iowa||9 PM|
|Monday, March 8||Big Ten Championships||8 PM|
Schedule subject to change
“College Sports Pass” is a service of the Official College Sports Network (OCSN) and RealNetworks. It provides college sports fans with live and archived audio from thousands of games, as well as on-demand video and audio clips of game highlights, press conferences, post-game interviews and coaches shows. Fans can also follow the action with live statistics while listening to games via “College Sports Pass,” which features more than 50 colleges and universities including Iowa, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Arizona, Miami and Pennsylvania. College Sports TV announced in November 2003 that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire OCSN.
College Sports TV, the first 24-hour college sports network, is available to more than 15 million homes nationally on cable and satellite. The network is available on Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610). For information on CSTV availability in particular markets, consumers can log on to www.cstv.com or call their cable or satellite operator.
CSTV has covered more college sports than any other network since launching last April. The network has televised more than 3,000 hours of original programming spanning 30 men’s and women’s college sports, including basketball, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. College Sports TV’s event, studio and original programs have covered more than 1,000 colleges and universities across all NCAA divisions and the NAIA. College Sports TV televises regular season and championship event coverage from every major collegiate athletic conference, and also televises nine NCAA Championships. The network also has a programming and marketing agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
College Sports Television was co-founded by President/CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN and which is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company’s successful foray into the college market.