ESPNU Boosts West Coast Presence with Charter Communications

ESPNU and ESPNU HD will launch with Charter Communications, the fourth largest cable television provider in the country, in Southern California on Sept. 30.  The college sports-driven channels will be available Charter’s Digital View Tier subscibers (ESPNU SD, channel 415 and ESPNU HD, channel 724).

“We are committed to providing our customers a great TV viewing experience,” said Fred Lutz, Regional Vice President for Charter. “Adding ESPNU to our line-up delivers on that commitment. Southern California is a hotbed for college sports fans, and our customers will really enjoy all the college football and basketball on ESPNU, as well as the multitude of other college sports events throughout the entire year.”

The 24-hour college sports television network televises more than 650 live events annually, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, Olympic sports from 26 Div. 1 conferences,  and a variety of high school programming. The network also has a wide-ranging agreement with the NCAA for extensive coverage of 22 NCAA Championships.

ESPNU, which launched in March 2005, is now in over 73 million households across the country.