CSTV to Air C-USA Football Media Day Live
July 26, 2005
CSTV Networks will broadcast "Conference USA Football Media Blitz," a live special presentation from the 2005 Conference USA Football Media Day. The 2½-hour show will air live on CSTV and online via the official Web sites of CSTV (www.cstv.com) and Conference USA (www.ConferenceUSA.com) on Tuesday, August 2, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. CDT.
This special presentation offers fans an inside look at Conference USA football as never seen before. All 12 C-USA head football coaches, two players from each school and Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky will all appear live on-air to preview the 2005 football season and answer questions submitted by fans online at ConferenceUSA.com.
Held at the Hilton in Memphis, Tenn., the Conference USA Football Media Blitz will be hosted by CSTV's Brian Curtis. This will be the first time that C-USA's Football Media Day will have live national television coverage.
"The live national coverage of our Football Media Day event will provide tremendous exposure for our coaches, players and our football programs," said Banowsky. "This event signals the beginning of a wonderful relationship with CSTV and we are pleased that our fans across the nation will be able to be a part of it."
Conference USA is entering into the first year of a six-year agreement to televise football on College Sports Television (CSTV). The agreement with CSTV is comprehensive in nature and includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men's and women's basketball, and all other Conference USA sports. Additionally, the CSTV agreement includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-the-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as corporate marketing rights, and website production through CSTV Online, a subsidiary of CSTV. CSTV will allow C-USA constituents to see more C-USA sports than ever before and in more media platforms than previously seen.
"We're excited to be a partner of Conference USA and look forward to Media Day as a way to illustrate our innovative multimedia platforms we will leverage to bring C-USA fans closer to their passion." said Chris Bevilacqua, President and Co-Founder of CSTV.
Conference USA welcomes six new members to the league this fall. Marshall, Rice, SMU, Tulsa, UCF and UTEP join C-USA, teaming with East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Southern Miss, Tulane and UAB to form a 12-team all-sports conference.