CBS IN MULTI-YEAR PACT WITH ESPN OVER MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by CBS Sports and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
May 21, 2012 
CBS SPORTS REACHES MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH ESPN TO BROADCAST
MEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES FROM THE ACC, BIG 12 AND PAC-12
CONFERENCES 
CBS Sports, college basketball’s leading network broadcaster,
has acquired the rights to broadcast men’s college basketball
games from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12 and Pac-12 Conferences through an agreement with ESPN. The multi-year
agreement begins with the 2012-13 college basketball season. 
The deal provides for 26 appearances per year, except for the
first year which calls for 20 appearances, from top tier teams
across the various Conferences, including six ACC appearances
during the first-year of the deal and then 12 ACC appearances
through the remainder of the agreement. In addition, CBS Sports
will broadcast the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game
for the length of the agreement and the Atlantic 10 Conference
Championship game in 2013. 
CBS Sports broadcasts an extensive regular-season schedule of
college basketball, including conference championships from the
Big Ten, and Conference USA.  CBS Sports and Turner Sports
combine for exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s
Basketball Championship, providing live, full national coverage
of the tournament’s 67 games across four national television
networks - TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. 
CBS Sports Contact:
Dan Sabreen, 212-975-5936, dsabreen@cbs.com 
(bjh) NY 
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