Washington Enters In Broadcast Agreement With America Channel
March 22, 2007
SEATTLE - The University of Washington and the America Channel announced today that they have reached agreement to broadcast several women's basketball games commencing this coming Fall season. The agreement also contemplates the broadcast of additional sports events to be determined later.
Washington, located in Seattle, is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. The Washington Huskies women's basketball team received the No. 11 seed in the Dallas Region in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. This year marked the Huskies' second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, third in the last five years and 16th overall in program history.
'The Huskies have a proud and outstanding athletic tradition, and we're privileged to be working with them to deliver great sports and compelling collegiate lifestyle content,' stated Doron Gorshein, CEO of the America Channel.
'The experiences of college student-athletes across the country can be so inspirational to a variety of generations,' said UW Associate Athletic Director Richard Kilwien. 'We are really looking forward to this partnership with the America Channel to help us share the great stories of Husky athletes as well as to provide a unique look at our women's basketball program.'
The America Channel has partnered with 14 NCAA Division I Conferences, comprising 140 Universities and Colleges, previously announcing sports broadcast and content relationships with Big South Conference, Southern Conference, Big West Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Big Sky Conference, America East Conference, Patriot League, Ivy League, Atlantic Sun Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Southland Conference, Northeast Conference, and Gateway Football Conference.
About the University of Washington
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. A charter member of the Pacific-10 Conference, the UW athletics program features 23 intercollegiate sports that compete as a Division IA member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Husky athletics program has finished among the top 20 in the annual U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup competition, while Washington teams and student-athletes routinely compete for national championships. Academically, UW student-athletes graduate at a rate that is the best among public institutions on the West Coast and ranks 11th nationally among similar institutions.
About The America Channel
The America Channel® is a new sports and lifestyle television programming network. Its SportsLife TM initiative combines broadcast of over 500 NCAA Division I sports games, with real-life stories about the aspirations, achievements, challenges and adventures of students and student athletes.