Maple Leafs to broadcast 20 CHL games during 2004-05 season
The Central Hockey League, a subsidiary of Global Entertainment, has entered into a partnership with Maple Leafs TV and Maple Leaf America to broadcast 20 CHL games during the 2004-05 season under a CHL Game of the Week package.
The CHL, a minor professional hockey league, has 17 teams located in the southwestern United States.
Comcast New England to distribute 24-hour college sports network
Comcast New England has picked up College Sports Television (CSTV), the first 24-hour college sports network.
CSTV covers college sports throughout the region.
For more information, visit www.collegesports.com.
Vyvx, Spaceconnection launch multichannel per carrier platform
Vyvx and Spaceconnection have launched a dedicated channel delivery product to provide cable programmers, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and other direct-to-home providers with an end-to-end video channel delivery solution.
Vyvx will provide fiber backhaul services of content to its Los Angeles teleport. Spaceconnection will provide a transponder on Galaxy XI for the multichannel per carrier distribution service.
ESPN, Main Events partner for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights pay-per-view
Main Events and ESPN have added a premier monthly boxing series within "ESPN2 Friday Night Fights" in 2005 that will feature two pay-per-view events.
The partnership will begin with a special edition Nov. 4.
For more information, visit www.espn.com.
Sports Marketing Association convention opens Nov. 18
The Sports Marketing Association will hold its annual convention Nov. 18-20 in Memphis at the Peabody Hotel and Auto Zone Park.
Among the speakers on the program are Basil DeVito Jr., president of IX Sports & Entertainment and the senior advisor for television at the WWE, and Bill Robertson, vice president, Communications & Broadcasting for the Minnesota Wild.
For more information, visit www.sportmarketingassociation.com/conferenceNew.tpl.