CBS Sports, CBS College Sports Network Agree to Long-Term Deal With Navy for Football, Basketball

CBS Sports and CBS College Sports Network have
brokered long-term agreements with Navy to broadcast home college football
games, basketball games, and Olympic sports.
CBS Sports agreed to a long-term deal with Navy to
broadcast the Notre Dame-Navy game, which will broadcast the games hosted by
Navy through 2016, with an option for 2018. The deal begins with the 2010
game.
CBS College Sports Network extended its agreement
with Navy to serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for Navy home football
and various neutral site games through the 2017-18 season. In addition, CBS
College Sports Network will broadcast various men’s basketball games, lacrosse
games and Olympic sports. All football games will be broadcast in high
definition. The network initially signed on as Navy’s television and multimedia
partner in 2005.
“CBS is proud to continue televising one of the
longest-played and most tradition-rich rivalries in college football,” said Mike
Aresco, EVP programming for CBS Sports. “The Notre Dame-Navy game will remain a
highlight of our college football schedule every other year for the next
decade.”
“The
Naval
Academy is a tremendous
partner and we’re thrilled to continue our relationship for many years to
come,” said Steve Herbst, EVP and GM, CBS College Sports Network. “The Academy
represents the best of what young people in our country offer and we are
extremely proud to showcase the tradition of Navy football on our network.”
“Our relationship over the years with CBS Sports
has been extraordinary and this extension is historic for Navy athletics,” said
Chet Gladchuk, athletic director of the
United States Naval
Academy. “The CBS family
continues to deliver a first-class production and has every intention of
highlighting Navy athletics as one of its premier telecasts.

They have been a partner that truly understands the Academy, our expectations
and ambition to share Navy athletics on a national and international
basis. We now have one of the most comprehensive collegiate television
packages in the country. Our midshipmen, alumni and fans will enjoy Navy
athletics on CBS for years to come.”
In the new agreement, CBS College Sports Network
will continue to operate NavySports.com,
the official athletic website for Navy.
During the length of the agreement, CBS College
Sports Network will broadcast notable match-ups including games against Wake
Forest; Air Force; East Carolina; Ohio State; Pittsburgh; Rutgers; Texas
Christian University; Northwestern; Duke; Ole Miss and Syracuse.