Two More Ops Climb The mtn.


The mtn., the Mountain West Conference's new sports service, added two more cable partners Thursday.

Deal terms were not disclosed, but Cable One will provide carriage in Boise, Idaho, while Sweetwater Cable Television will distribute it in Wyoming and northern Utah.

According to a network spokesman, the service now has deals with 12 cable operators in five states, including Bresnan Communications and Comcast, the latter of which owns 50% of the channel.

The mtn., meanwhile, is still trying to fill in major holes in the conference’s western footprint, as it continues to negotiate with holdouts DirecTV, EchoStar Communications’ Dish Network and Cox Communications.