In the fall of 2006, CBS College Sports Network and the MWC kicked off an unprecedented 14-year relationship to offer the most in-depth coverage ever centered around one Division I-A conference. The centerpiece of this historic relationship is the launch of The Mtn. (“The Mountain”)—MountainWest Sports Network, the first-ever sports network serving a collegiate athletic conference 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On July 19, 2006, Comcast was named an equity partner in The Mtn.
The Mtn. delivers more access to MWC sports coverage than has ever been offered before and brings fans more coverage of the teams, rivalries and action of the MWC. In addition to live game coverage, fans get a comprehensive array of news, features and analysis about their favorite MWC teams and players. Together, CBS College Sports Network and The Mtn. showcase the passion and pageantry of the Mountain West Conference while delivering 24/7 coverage to fans across the nation.
CBS College Sports Network, part of CBS Corporation, connects more fans to more college sports than any other company and is now available to more than 84 million households across the nation. In addition, CBS College Sports Network offers a variety of original programming and studio shows featuring expert analysis and in-depth coverage of the Mountain West Conference, in addition to the entire landscape of college football.
Another broadcast partner with the Mountain West Conference is VERSUS. Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events like The Tour de France, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Boxing. The network also offers collegiate sports from top conferences such as the Mountain West, Big 12, Pac-10 and Ivy League. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation, is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
Direct TV, the nation’s leading satellite television service provider, launched The Mtn. on Aug. 27, 2008. Fans from across the country have the ultimate access to Mountain West Conference sports through Direct TV.
The Mtn. is available on channel 616 on DIRECTV CHOICE™ and above packages for the states servicing Mountain West Conference institutions (Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the designated market areas of Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego). Customers throughout the remainder of the country can access The Mtn. with a subscription to DIRECTV’s Sportspack.
The exclusive radio home of BYU Football and flagship of the Cougar Sports Network is KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City. The “Voice of the Cougars” is Greg Wrubell, now in his 10th season as play-by-play commentator. A BYU alum, Wrubell is in his 19th year on the broadcast crew, having served as the sideline reporter before stepping into the booth.
Wrubell’s on-air partner and game analyst is ex-Cougar quarterback Marc Lyons, who begins his 30th season on the BYU Football broadcasts. Former Cougar defensive back and 2009 team captain Scott Johnson makes his debut reporting from the sidelines, while Andrew Adams returns for his third season as gameday host in the “Cougar Scoreboard Studio.”
In addition to its comprehensive gameday coverage, KSL broadcasts “BYU Football with Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall” Wednesday nights at 7:00pm throughout the season. Additional BYU Football coverage can be read and heard exclusively online at ksl.com, which also streams every BYU game live to a passionate worldwide audience.TV/COACHES SHOW
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“BYU Football with Coach Bronco Mendenhall” each and every Sunday during the season. The show promises the very latest on the Cougar team with comprehensive coverage of all Cougar home and road games. The show includes highlights of the latest game, insights from Coach Mendenhall on that game, a preview of the next BYU game and features on current and former Cougar players. On the No. 1-rated SportsBeat Saturday CougarBeat also offers more Cougar features and stories. SportsBeat’s experienced lineup includes Tom Kirkland, Rod Zundel, Kathy Aiken and Jeremiah Jensen.