CBS College Sports Network culminates its "Armed Forces Week" with live, 3D coverage of a trio of service academy home games today.
The network, which has expanded its reach via a free preview with a number of top distributors, kicks off its Oct. 30 coverage with the Armed Forces Salute Pre-Game Show at 11 a.m. In addition to previewing the day's action, the show includes Army senior Katie Murphy and Navy senior Matt Molloy, an injured starting offensive tackle on the football team, who will join anchor Adam Zucker and analyst Brian Jones in-studio throughout the day. The show also includes a satellite interview with Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, Commander of the International Security Commissions Force in Afghanistan, who is the father of Army junior linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.
From there, CBS College has scheduled a tripleheader of academy home games in high-definition, starting with Virginia Military Institute visiting Army at noon, Duke at Navy at 3:30 p.m. and Utah visiting Air Force in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
CBS College Sports, which counts some 40 million subs, has pulled in reinforcements lifting its base to some 57 million from Oct. 25 through Nov. 6, as Time Warner Cable, Dish, Charter, Mediacom, Cox (select markets), Comcast (select markets) and BrightHouse (select markets), among other distributors, committed all or a number of systems to additional carriage. The network is supporting the preview with customized cross-channel promos and Web banners.
The network's Amed Forces Week also included a trio of documentaries under the Inside Academy Football banner.
The Air Force, Navy and Army versions of the half-hour docs bowed on the network on Oct. 26, 27 and 28, respectively.
CBS College also screened a compilation of the Inside Academy Football documentaries on Oct. 26 aboard the U.S. Intrepid, moored in Pier 86 in Manhattan, where the floating sea, air and space museum played bivouac to representatives of the service academies and other members of the military community.
USAA, Coca-Cola, Golden Corral and Toyota Scion are the supporting sponsors for the network's Armed Forces Week.
With the freeview extending through Nov. 6, more viewers will have the opportunity to check out the channel's trio of contests that Saturday, pitting Air Force-Army, Memphis-Tennessee and in a game with Bowl Championship Series intrigue, TCU-Utah.