MSTAR, one of Utah’s largest and fastest-growing fiber-optic service providers, and the mtn. MountainWest Sports Network today announced they are teaming up to deliver the full action and excitement of Mountain West Conference (MWC) athletics to fans in Utah when the new network launches on September 1 on channel 40 on MSTAR.
“We’re just delighted to be able to provide our customers with the content they want,” said Ben Gould, president and chief executive officer of MSTAR. “We are proud to be among the first to carry the mtn and give our viewers more Mountain West action, from the very beginning of the new season.”
The mtn., the Mountain West Conference’s new regional network, will be added to MSTAR’s Digital Select and Digital Premier television channel lineups. The new channel will give fans access to more BYU, University of Utah and MWC athletics than has ever been offered before across 19 different conference sports, including at least 30 football games, 75 men's basketball games, women's basketball games, conference championships, and men's and women's Olympic sports, such as swimming and diving, soccer, and tennis. The mtn. will also carry press conferences, coaches' shows, pep rallies, and feature stories on athletes and coaches.
“We are pleased to welcome MSTAR as an inaugural distribution partner and bring their viewers a deeper array of MWC athletics, including Utah and BYU, than has ever been available in the past,” said Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of the mtn.
Supplemental MWC coverage, including selected football and basketball games, will appear on CSTV (channel 39) and OLN (channel 33), which will be changing its name to Versus in September, 2006. In addition there will also be some games early in the season on FSN, channel 23, and TBS, channel 151.
The mtn. is available to cable and satellite providers throughout the nation and is owned by Comcast and CSTV, and managed by Comcast SportsNet. The new network allows conference teams to play at fan-friendly times to better serve teams and fans alike.
For more information about MSTAR, please visit MSTAR's Web site or call 801-678-2763.
MSTAR is Utah’s largest and fastest-growing fiber-optic service provider. In addition to being the premier, family-friendly provider of high-speed Internet, telephone, television and related communications services over fiber-optic and other broadband networks including iProvo and UTOPIA, MSTAR is also the state’s first licensed Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) provider. The company’s industry-leading server-based Web filtering and parental controls solutions have proven helpful in keeping inappropriate and unwanted content out of countless homes across the globe.
About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet currently consists of regional sports networks serving the Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern and Central California television markets. In addition, Comcast SportsNet manages SportsNet New York, The mtn, and CSS. Together, the networks reach approximately 27 million households providing local sports coverage, including live game action for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and Chicago Blackhawks; the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, and Sacramento Kings; and MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and New York Mets.