Atlantic 10 Conference Inks Broadcast Deals with ESPN, CBS & NBC

By Community | October 3, 2012

The Atlantic 10 Conference announced it has signed an extensive set of television broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS and NBC ending in 2020-2021.

They will all start in the 2013-14 season and run through the 2020-2021 season.

Among the highlights is the fact that the men’s and women’s conference tournaments will be broadcast nationally from the quarterfinals on, instead of the semifinals. But there won’t be any more games on over-the-air network television as has been the case in recent years with CBS.

ESPN, will regain the rights to the men’s and women’s basketball tournament championship games. Bristol will get 14 regular-season men’s games and two regular-season women’s games each season to spread across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

All of those games will also be streamed online via ESPN’s various digital platforms and apps.

CBS gets 25 regular season men’s basketball games and eight regular season women’s basketball games each year, plus the men’s and women’s basketball tournament semifinals. All of those games will air on the CBS Sports Network.

NBC gets 25 regular season men’s basketball games and six regular season women’s basketball games each year, plus the men’s and women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals. All of those games will air on the NBC Sports Network.

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