US cable-television operator Time Warner Cable Sports has agreed a three-year regional television deal with college sports’ Mid-American Conference.
The agreement makes Time Warner Cable SportsChannel the exclusive home of MAC sports in Ohio and western and central New York.
Live games and extensive non-game programming will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and selected programming will be available nationally on Time Warner Cable Video On Demand, as well as via online streaming platform ESPN3, the Watch ESPN app and the official Mid-American Conference website.
As part of the deal, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will televise an expanded number of live conference American football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, including both conference basketball tournaments, ancillary programming and additional neutral site conference championship programming in the sports of volleyball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.
MAC commissioner, Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher, said: “This new relationship will provide us with the opportunity to televise more events in more sports than ever before. This season alone we will televise 55 basketball games, which is the most in Conference history.”