Thursday, December 21, 2006
The America Channel Grabs Rights to College Sports
As college sports leagues increasingly operate their own networks, a new contender has entered the field. The yet-to-be-launched America Channel has swooped up broadcast rights for a slew of sports events, albeit for lower-profile conferences. TAC, scheduled to debut next summer, will use telco TV as its distribution backbone. It's picked up the rights to basketball and football competition for eight NCAA Division 1 conferences, involving some 80 universities in 50 markets; most in top 20 markets. Links: MediaDailyNews Dec 21, 2006 - America Channel Debuts in 2007, Grabs Rights To College Sports, The America Channel website.