By Brian Murphy
Cable One will add CBS Sports Network (formerly CBS College Sports) to its Digital Value Pak on Aug. 1, in time for football season. CBS Sports will air three Boise State football games in 2011: Tulsa at Boise State on September 24, Boise State at UNLV on November 5 and Boise State at San Diego State on November 19.
Cable One also carries Versus (326) and the Mtn. (329) on its Digital Value Pak. CBS Sports Network will be on 332.
The channels are not available in HD, but Cable One says "eventually."
It will likely cost current Cable One subscribers an additional $10 to $15 per month to add the package that includes CBS Sports.
From Celynda Roach at Cable One:
To add the Digital Value Pack to an existing customer’s service who is not in a contract or does not want to go into a contract the cost would be:
$50.00 for the standard level of service AND
$10.00 for the DVP (digital value pack) AND either
$10.00 for a DVR (the price was $23.00)OR $5.00 for a standard DCT.
So, the cost could be $65.00 or $70.00 depending on which digital box the customer chooses. That does not include franchise fees or taxes.
There are introductory packages for new customers and customers who chose to add product that would put them into a contract.
(The Digital Value Pack) DVP includes access to The Mountain and Versus along with access to over 40 other additional channels.
Mountain West channels
CBS Sports Network (43 million subscribers) is available on Dish Network (152), DirecTV (613) and Cable One (332).
Versus (74.1 million) is available on Cable One (326), Dish (151) and DirecTV (603).
The Mtn. (12 million) is available on Cable One (329) and DirecTV (616) but not Dish.
From Cable One:
CABLE ONE SET TO LAUNCH CBS SPORTS NETWORK
Cable ONE Customers Gain Access to In-Depth Coverage of College Sports, Including Boise State and Mountain West Conference Football
CBS Sports Network and Cable ONE announced today that beginning August 1 CBS Sports Network will launch on Cable ONE throughout Idaho as well as select markets in Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
CBS Sports Network, the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports, will be available on Cable ONE’s Digital Value Pak. In addition, Cable ONE will launch CBS Sports Network across a majority of their systems at a later date.
“Cable ONE is thrilled to partner with CBS Sports Network in providing our customers with outstanding college sports programming, especially Boise State football,” said Jerry McKenna, SVP, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “The Boise State Broncos have proven to be one of the finest football teams in the country. Now our Cable ONE customers won’t miss a minute of Bronco action.”
“We welcome our first-ever partnership with Cable ONE, and look forward to serving their subscribers this fall with full college football and Boise State programming,” said Bob Rose, Executive Vice President, Distribution, CBS Sports Network. “We’re excited to serve a huge and devoted college sports fan base, providing fans access to the Network’s outstanding line-up of games and in-depth coverage.”
Cable ONE customers will now receive access to CBS Sports Network’s extensive college sports programming, including complete Mountain West Conference and Boise State coverage. CBS Sports Network, through its long-term rights deal with the Mountain West Conference, will air 10 MWC football games this season, including three Boise State games: Tulsa at Boise State on September 24, Boise State at UNLV on November 5 and Boise State at San Diego State on November 19.
“We are excited that our fans have another avenue for viewing athletic contests involving Boise State as we move to the Mountain West Conference,” said Gene Bleymaier, Boise State University Athletic Director.
CBS Sports Network provides coverage of over 250 live events annually showcasing more than 25 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. Programming is highlighted by teams from the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy, along with full college hockey, lacrosse and action sports events. CBS Sports Network is the home for U.S. Service Academy football, featuring all Army and Navy home games, as well as several Air Force games every season. For more information, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Beginning this August, CBS Sports Network will launch the “Tim Brando Show,” a live, television production of the popular nationally-syndicated radio program featuring CBS Sports’ Tim Brando. The three-hour show, which airs weekdays from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET, covers the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, and owned by The Washington Post Company, Cable ONE provides basic cable, digital cable, high-speed Internet and phone service. Cable ONE operates in 52 locations and serves 690,000 households in nineteen states.
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