DIRECTV to carry The Mtn.
Feb. 22, 2008
Denver, Colo. and El Segundo, Calif. -- The MountainWest Sports Network - The Mtn. - and DIRECTV, the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today announced that DIRECTV will launch The Mtn., the nation's first network dedicated to a college conference, the Division I Mountain West Conference.
DIRECTV will launch The Mtn. on a nationwide basis in 2008, but no later than Sept. 1. Channel position and programming package details will be available as they are finalized and the launch date nears. Consumers with questions about which DIRECTV package will carry The Mtn. in their area should visit www.directv.com for updates.
Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of The Mtn., said: "We are excited to share the passions, rivalries and pioneering spirit of Mountain West athletics with DIRECTV customers and college sports fans across the country. The Mtn. continues to grow because of the energy and dedication of Mountain West fans and their desire for in-depth, comprehensive college sports coverage."
"We're looking forward to adding the Mountain West Sports Network to our industry-leading lineup of sports programming and offer the Mountain West Conference's many passionate fans access to its wide variety of games and athletic events," said Dan Hartman, senior vice president, Programming, DIRECTV, Inc.
Statement from Commissioner Craig Thompson:
"The Mtn. was the first network devoted exclusively to a single college athletic conference, and highlights MWC athletics programs with live game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, championship programming and unique features. The MWC remains steadfast in its commitment to this trailblazing television model, and will continue to aggressively increase distribution and maximize the elements that make up the Conference's vision for the future."
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