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Conference USA secures rights agreements

The Conference USA organisation has sealed domestic rights deals with three broadcasters – ESPN, CBS Sports Network, and American Sports Network.

The deals come in addition to an agreement struck recently with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports.

Pay-television sports broadcaster ESPN will show the Conference USA Football Championship American football game in 2016 and 2017 and will broadcast five regular-season games per season.

Pay-television channel CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Men’s Basketball Championship title game for the first time, as well as the Women’s Basketball Championship game. In addition, CBS Sports Network will show six American football and six men’s basketball contests during the regular-season.

ASN has returned for its third season as a Conference USA partner. ASN will show a minimum of 15 regular-season American football games, 13 regular-season men’s basketball games and two women’s basketball games per season. Furthermore, it has the option to select additional rights for up to 15 football, 42 men’s basketball, three women’s basketball and 10 Olympic sport events and conference championships.