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America Channel Inks WAC Pact

5/24/2007 2:51 AM Eastern

The America Channel and the Western Athletic Conference entered into a comprehensive broadcast and content-cooperation agreement.

The new partnership includes television coverage of WAC basketball and other sports.

All WAC member institutions will be represented in America Channel’s regional broadcasts: Boise State University, Fresno State University, University of Hawaii, University of Idaho, Louisiana Tech University, University of Nevada, New Mexico State University, San Jose State University and Utah State University.

In addition to basketball, America Channel will also broadcast the men’s and women’s tennis, softball, women’s soccer and baseball conference tournaments.

“The WAC has an outstanding athletic and academic tradition,” America Channel CEO Doron Gorshein said in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to have the WAC on board and look forward to delivering exciting basketball, baseball and other sports to fans in the WAC’s home regions.”

America Channel has now partnered with 18 NCAA Division I conferences, representing 164 universities -- more than 50% of all Division I schools -- to broadcast extensive football, basketball and other sports, as well as numerous conference tournaments. A total of 32 of the teams that participated in this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament will have a total of 100 regular-season appearances on America Channel next season.

America Channel’s SportsLife initiative is a content partnership between America Channel and its conference partners, their student athletic-advisory committees and universities to create video content about the aspirations, achievements, challenges, adventures, community service and lifestyles of students and student athletes.

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