American Sports Network

American Sports Network (ASN) was the sports division of the U.S. television station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group through its Sinclair Networks subsidiary.[2] Formed in July 2014, ASN produces broadcasts of sporting events that are aired primarily across stations owned by Sinclair (in particular, The CW and MyNetworkTV stations owned and/or operated by the company, or, in some markets, on a digital subchannel of a Sinclair station), and syndicated to non-Sinclair stations and regional sports networks.

ASN primarily dealt in college sports from NCAA Division I conferences, including live football and basketball games from the Atlantic 10 Conference, Big South Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, Mid-American Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, Southern Conference, Southland Conference, and Western Athletic Conference, as well as a limited number of professional sports events. In 2015, ASN acquired regional rights to Real Salt Lake and D.C. United of Major League Soccer, with games airing on Sinclair stations in the teams' market area, as well as television rights to the newly established Arizona Bowl.

In 2017, Sinclair announced that it would fold ASN into a new joint venture with Silver Chalice called Stadium, which would combine ASN's broadcast distribution platforms with content from Silver Chalice's digital outlets 120 Sports and Campus Insiders. ASN formally dissolved on August 23, 2017, although ASN programming continued on-air until September 6, when the network formally transitioned on-air to Stadium.[3]

American Sports Network
TypeAd hoc television network/syndication service
(available on television stations in several markets, as well as select regional sports networks)
FoundedJuly 17, 2014
HeadquartersWest Palm Beach, Florida[1]
ParentSinclair Networks LLC
(Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Key people
Doron Gorshein
(COO, Sinclair Networks)
Launch date
August 30, 2014
DissolvedAugust 23, 2017
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website
Replaced byStadium


Sinclair Broadcast Group formally announced the launch of the American Sports Network on July 17, 2014; the service was led by Doron Gorshein, who joined the company in January 2014 in the role of chief operating officer of Sinclair Networks. ASN carries live broadcasts of mainly collegiate sporting events, along with ancillary programming focusing on colleges, their students and student-athletes. ASN's content would air primarily on Sinclair-owned-or-operated affiliates of The CW and MyNetworkTV or on secondary digital subchannels of other stations run by the company (some of which had carried content from competing syndicated sports distributors ESPN Regional Television and Raycom Sports until ASN's launch), the latter especially the case for its stations that have primary affiliations with one of the Big Four networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox) which would not pre-empt the higher-tier sports coverage provided by their network partners. Sinclair opened ASN up for distribution by other broadcast outlets interested in carrying the service's content, and announced plans to expand ASN onto digital platforms.[4][5][6]

ASN planned to initially broadcast college football, men's and women's college basketball, women's college soccer, and college baseball events, beginning with the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS and FCS football seasons. Prior to the service's formal launch, Sinclair reached broadcast rights agreements with five NCAA Division I conferences, including Conference USA,[7] the Colonial Athletic Association, Big South Conference, Southern Conference,[8] and the Patriot League.[9]

ASN's first broadcasts took place on August 30, 2014, featuring two football games involving Conference USA teams (Old Dominion University vs. Hampton University and Florida International University hosting Bethune-Cookman University).[10]

In September 2014, Sinclair reached a two-year deal with the International Motor Sports Association to syndicate broadcasts of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series through ASN beginning that year, with a renewal option that could be exercised in 2016. Its first race broadcast on September 13, 2014 was shown on Sinclair stations in at least 36 markets, marking the first non-college sporting event to be syndicated by ASN.[11]

On September 29, 2014, Sinclair announced a multi-year deal with the Western Athletic Conference to broadcast its games through ASN – marking the sixth conference to partner with the service. Sinclair also announced that it had reached syndication deals with stations in 67 markets where the company does not have a station in its portfolio to carry ASN's programming, expanding its total potential audience to 83 million viewers.[12][13]

On October 16, 2014, Jonathan B. LeCrone announced the Horizon League had entered into a deal with the American Sports Network to broadcast select games; subsequently on November 10, ASN entered into a broadcast contract with the Ohio Valley Conference.[14]

On December 2, 2014, ASN entered into the collegiate hockey field through an agreement that gave it the rights to air six Penn State Nittany Lions home games.[15] ASN later added two other men's ice hockey contests from the Big Ten Conference, featuring the Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes.[16]

On January 23, 2015, Sinclair announced that it had acquired regional television rights to Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer beginning in the 2015 season, with ASN handling production of the telecasts. KMYU and KUTV will air the games locally, and they will be syndicated to Sinclair stations in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada as well as in Boise, Idaho. Stations in Arizona and New Mexico would also be able to bid for the local rights to telecast the matches in their markets.[17]

On May 19, 2015, ASN announced that it had reached an agreement with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to televise a weekly game during the 2015 season. ASN was scheduled to air a weekly game live from different individual leagues on Sunday nights, and would also air the all-star games for the Florida State League and the Midwest League.[2]

On June 24, 2015 the Southland Conference announced that ASN would televise select matches from their conference beginning with the 2015 fall football season. The ASN package would replace the Southland Conference TV Network syndication package.[18]

In September 2015, ASN reached a deal with the Mid-American Conference, sub-licensed through ESPN, to broadcast selected games. In the 2015–16 academic season, ASN will broadcast 10 football games, 10 men's basketball games, and 5 women's basketball games.[19] ASN also reached deals with the NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, including the Big Ten, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, to broadcast games as part of a Friday night package.[20]

In November 2015, it was announced that ASN had acquired broadcast rights to the inaugural Arizona Bowl.[21]

On December 18, 2015, D.C. United of Major League Soccer announced that Sinclair had acquired rights to the team. ASN-produced coverage is aired by News Channel 8 and WJLA-TV.[22] Matches are also syndicated to digital subchannels of WUTB Baltimore, WRLH Richmond, WTVZ Norfolk, and WSET Roanoke.[23]

On January 8, 2016, Sinclair announced a dedicated American Sports Network channel, offered as an affiliation for digital subchannels of stations in Baltimore, Charleston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Greensboro, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Raleigh-Durham. The service launched on January 11, 2016.[24]

2017: Stadium

In March 2017, unconfirmed reports speculated that Sinclair was planning to shutter ASN and give its remaining sports rights to Campus Insiders. The Charleston Gazette-Mail, however, citing ASN employees, reported that the rumors of a complete shuttering were false, but that the division was planning to re-locate its headquarters, restructure its operations, and achieve "stronger, more diversified distribution." The original rumors were based upon reports of layoffs from ASN's current headquarters in West Palm Beach, connected to the planned re-location.[1]

On April 13, 2017, Sinclair officially announced that ASN would be re-launched later in the year as part of a joint venture with Silver Chalice (owner of Campus Insiders) and its online sports video service 120 Sports, later revealed to be Stadium. The service would target both broadcast and digital platforms, with the linear service utilizing the syndication and broadcast network built out for ASN, and 120 Sports providing original studio and long-form programming to the venture.[25][26][27] On June 1, 2017, it was reported that Stadium would officially launch around late-July 2017.[28] After a soft launch in July 2017, the service officially launched on August 24, with ASN's over-the-air network formally joining Stadium on September 6.[29][3]

Stadium's studio programming is produced from Chicago; Sinclair's West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC-TV shared facilities with ASN, and temporarily used the former ASN studio for its newscasts while its main studio was being renovated.[30]


NCAA sports


During the 2014–15 season, ASN televised live events from the following NCAA Division I conferences:

League football Men's
ice hockey
Baseball Softball Women's
Atlantic 10 Conference[38] Yes Yes
Big South Conference Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Big Ten Conference Yes
Colonial Athletic Association[39] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference USA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Horizon League Yes
Ivy League[40] Yes Yes Yes
Ohio Valley Conference Yes
Patriot League Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southern Conference Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Western Athletic Conference Yes Yes


During the 2015–16 season, ASN televised live events from the following NCAA Division I conferences:

League football Men's
ice hockey
ice hockey
Baseball Softball Women's
American Athletic Conference[41] Yes
Atlantic 10 Conference[42] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Big South Conference[43] Yes Yes Yes
Big Ten Conference[44] Yes
Colonial Athletic Association[45] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference USA[46] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ECAC Hockey[47] Yes
Hockey East[48] Yes Yes
Horizon League[49] Yes
Ivy League[50] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mid-American Conference[19] Yes Yes Yes
National Collegiate Hockey Conference[51] Yes
Ohio Valley Conference[52] Yes Yes Yes
Patriot League[53] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southern Conference[54] Yes Yes Yes
Southland Conference[55] Yes Yes
Western Athletic Conference[56] Yes Yes Yes
Western Collegiate Hockey Association[47] Yes

ASN also acquired the D2 Game of the Week rights and televised NCAA Division II football and men's and women's basketball on their network during 2015–16. The D2 package was formerly on CBS Sports Network.


During the 2016-17 season, ASN will televise live events from the following NCAA Division I conferences:

League Football Men's
ice hockey
ice hockey
Baseball Softball Men's
American Athletic Conference[57] Yes
Atlantic Hockey[58] Yes
Atlantic Sun Conference[59] Yes Yes
Atlantic 10 Conference[60] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Big South Conference[61] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Big Ten Conference[62] Yes
Colonial Athletic Association[63] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference USA[64] Yes Yes Yes
ECAC Hockey[47] Yes
Hockey East[65] Yes Yes
Horizon League[66] Yes
Ivy League[67] Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mid-American Conference[68] Yes Yes Yes
National Collegiate Hockey Conference[69] Yes
Ohio Valley Conference[70] Yes Yes
Patriot League[71] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southern Conference[72] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southland Conference[73] Yes Yes
Sunbelt Conference[74] Yes Yes
Western Athletic Conference[75] Yes Yes
Western Collegiate Hockey Association[76] Yes

In addition to the above conferences, ASN acquired the rights to University of Massachusetts Minutemen football games for the 2016 season.[77] ASN also had the rights to the D2 Game of the Week and televised NCAA Division II football and men's and women's basketball on their network during 2016-17.[78]

List of affiliates

American Sports Network telecasts primarily aired on stations owned or managed by Sinclair Broadcast Group; this includes stations operated by the firm under local marketing agreements or similar pacts, which itself includes stations owned by companies such as Cunningham Broadcasting, Deerfield Media, and Howard Stirk Holdings among others.[4] These telecasts were not always scheduled to appear on a station's main digital subchannel nor on a fixed single station where Sinclair owns and/or manages more than one station. In addition to the Sinclair stations, ASN's events (and Stadium after that), were also been syndicated to other broadcasters.

Other broadcast affiliates

City of license/market Station[79] Virtual
Owner Primary affiliation


Birmingham WBMA 58.3 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[80]
HuntsvilleDecatur WZDX 54.2 Nexstar Media Group MyNetworkTV


Fayetteville KAJL-LD [81] 16.1 DTV America Corporation Telemundo


Los Angeles KHIZ-LD 8.4 [81] DTV America Corporation The Country Network
Sacramento KAHC-LD 43.1 ASN


HartfordNew Haven WCTX 59.1 Media General MyNetworkTV


Atlanta WATL 36.1 Tegna, Inc. MyNetworkTV
Cleveland (Atlanta) WDWW-LD 28.1 [81] DTV America Corporation DrTV
Macon WMUB-LD 38.1 Mercer University France 24


SpringfieldDecaturChampaign WBUI 23.1 GOCOM Media
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
The CW


Indianapolis WHMB-TV 40.3 LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation LeSEA


Fort Dodge (Des Moines) KCYM-LD 45.4 DTV America Corporation ?


Topeka (Kansas City, KS-MO) KCMN-LD 42.4 [81] DTV America Corporation Decades


Bowling Green WKYU-TV 24.1[82] Western Kentucky University PBS
Louisville WAVE-TV 3.1 Raycom Media NBC
WBNA-DT4 21.4 [83][84] Evangel World Prayer Center RTV


Alexandria KBCA 41.1[85] Wilderness Communications Heroes & Icons
Lafayette KXKW-LD 32.1 Delta Media Corporation ASN (Launched July 1, 2016 replacing This TV)
Monroe-El Dorado, AR KNOE-TV 8.3[85] Gray Television The CW
New Orleans WQDT-LD 36.3 DTV America Corporation Buzzr
Shreveport-Texarkana, AR KPXJ 21.1[85] KTBS, LLC (Wray family) The CW


Portland WGME-TV 13.3 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[24]


Baltimore WUTB 24.3 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[24]


Detroit WMYD 20.1 E. W. Scripps Company MyNetworkTV

North Carolina

Charlotte WCCB 18.1 Bahakel Communications The CW
Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point WXLV-TV 45.2 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[24]
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill WLFL 22.2 ASN[24]
Wilmington WILM-LD 10.3 Capitol Broadcasting Company Independent

New York

Buffalo WNYO-TV 49.2 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[80]
New York City WDVB-CD 23.2 LocusPoint Networks Independent
WRNN 48.2 WRNN License Company, LLC ASN[80]


Akron (Cleveland) WQDI-LD 20.4 [81] DTV America Corporation Estrella TV
Cincinnati WKRC-TV 12.3[24] Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN
Columbus WTTE 28.3[24]
Dayton WKEF 22.2
Toledo WNWO 24.2


Enid/Oklahoma City KBZC-LD 42.1 DTV America Corporation ASN


Pittsburgh WPNT 22.2 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN[24]
Wilkes Barre WSWB 38.4 MPS Media, LLC ASN[86]

Puerto Rico

San Juan WAPA-TV 4.2 Hemisphere Media Group
(InterMedia Partners 73%, Azteca Acquisition Corporation 27%)
Mayagüez WNJX-TV
Vieques W34DY-D 34.2 TV Red de Puerto Rico, Inc. ASN
Villalba W16CW-D 16.2
Rincon W28DV-D 28.1

South Carolina

Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC WWMB 21.3 Howard Stirk Holdings
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Columbia WACH 57.2 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN


Jackson WNBJ-LD 39.1[87] Jackson TV, LLC NBC
Knoxville WATE-TV 6.2 [87] Media General GetTV
Nashville WNAB 58.2 Tennessee Broadcasting
(Operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
WKUW-LD 40.3 DTV America Corporation ASN


Corpus Christi KRIS-TV 6.2 Cordillera Communications The CW
DallasFort Worth KTXD-TV 47.1[85] London Broadcasting Company Independent
El PasoLas Cruces, NM KVIA-TV 7.2 News-Press & Gazette Company The CW
TylerLongview KLPN-LD/KTPN-LD 48.1/22.1 White Knight Broadcasting
(operated by Nexstar Media Group)

US Virgin Islands

Christiansted WCVI-TV 23.1 LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation LeSEA


Norfolk WTVZ-TV 33.2 Sinclair Broadcast Group ASN
Lynchburg/Roanoke WSET-TV 13.2

West Virginia

ClarksburgWeston WDTV 5.1 Gray Television CBS
Charleston/Huntington WVAH-TV 11.2 Cunningham Broadcasting
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)


Madison (Janesville) WIFS 57.4 Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC ASN
Madison/Middleton WZCK-LD 8.4 DTV America Corporation

Regional sports networks

Network Region served Owner
YurView California San Diego Cox Communications
Altitude Sports and Entertainment Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska,
New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming
Stan Kroenke
Comcast SportsNet Chicago Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan NBCUniversal (20%)
J. Joseph Ricketts Family (20%)
Jerry Reinsdorf (40%)
Rocky Wirtz (20%)
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Southern Pennsylvania, Eastern West Virginia, Southern Delaware, Hampton Roads MSA, Outer Banks NBCUniversal
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Philadelphia metropolitan area, Eastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, Delaware NBCUniversal
Philadelphia Phillies
Cox Sports Television Louisiana, WacoTempleBryan, Texas Cox Communications
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia
Baltimore Orioles
Washington Nationals
NBC Sports Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Central California, Southern Oregon, Nevada NBCUniversal (45%)
San Francisco Giants (30%)
21st Century Fox (25%)
New England Sports Network Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut,
Providence, Rhode IslandNew Bedford, Massachusetts
Fenway Sports Group (80%)
Root Sports Southwest[88] Houston, Texas AT&T Sports Networks
Spectrum Sports (Texas) Texas Charter Communications
American Forces Network United States Armed Forces Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

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Succeeded by
2015 Colonial Athletic Association Softball Tournament

The 2015 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Softball tournament was held at Veterans Memorial Park on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia from May 6 through May 8, 2015. Hofstra won the tournament, beating the top seeded James Madison Dukes and earning the CAA's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament. The entire tournament was aired on CAA.TV with the championship being broadcast on TV on American Sports Network.

2015 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament was the post-season men's basketball tournament for Conference USA, held March 11–14, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama, at Legacy Arena. On January 21, 2015, Southern Miss self-imposed a postseason ban due to recruiting violations. Despite having 14 members, only 12, excluding Southern Miss, made the tournament

2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Soccer Tournament was the postseason women's soccer tournament for the Atlantic 10 Conference held from November 3 to 6, 2016. The seven-match tournament was held at the URI Soccer Complex in Kingston, Rhode Island. The eight team single-elimination tournament consisted of three rounds based on seeding from regular season conference play. The Duquesne Dukes were the defending tournament champions, defeating the Fordham Rams in the 2015 championship match. Dayton, 7-0 winners over Saint Joseph's, took the crown in 2016. It was the second straight year that a 7-seed won the A10 Conference tournament. The final match was televised on American Sports Network (ASN).

Arizona Bowl

The Arizona Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that began play in the 2015 season. The game, which is held at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, is played between bowl-eligible teams from the Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Since its inception, it had been sponsored by Nova Home Loans and officially known as the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

The inaugural game was held on December 29, 2015, between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Colorado State Rams. It was to be played between teams from Conference USA and the Mountain West, with the Sun Belt as a secondary tie-in. However, due to a lack of bowl-eligible Conference USA and Sun Belt teams to meet the tie-in, the game was ultimately played between two Mountain West teams, marking the first time since the 1979 Orange Bowl that two teams from the same conference appeared in a non-championship bowl.

Campus Insiders

Campus Insiders was a college sports website and internet television service. It was owned by a joint venture between IMG College and Silver Chalice.The service was oriented towards live streaming of U.S. college sports, streaming live and replay broadcasts of events from selected conferences that are not picked up for television, as well as other original content. It was based out of studios in Chicago, Illinois in the former Harpo Studios building, alongside sister operation 120 Sports.On April 13, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Silver Chalice, and 120 Sports announced that they would merge Campus Insiders, 120 Sports, and Sinclair's syndication service and linear digital television channel American Sports Network into a new linear and digital sports network, which is now known as Stadium.

Cox Sports Television

Cox Sports Television (CST) or Cox Sports is an American regional sports cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Cox Television. The channel, which serves the Gulf South region of the United States, features a mix of professional, collegiate and high school sporting events. Cox Sports Television is headquartered in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana.

Dave Barnett

David Lane "Dave" Barnett (born April 27, 1958) is a play-by-play broadcaster who calls Big 12 baseball games on Fox Sports 1, college basketball on American Sports Network, and football and men's basketball for the University of North Texas (UNT). He has formerly been an ESPN personality and a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Texas Rangers.

ESPN America

ESPN America was a British-based European sports network, focusing on professional and collegiate sports of the United States and Canada. Originally launched on 5 December 2002 as NASN (the North American Sports Network), ESPN America broadcast a selection of top North American professional and collegiate sports leagues including Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Canadian Football League (CFL), 24 hours a day on digital cable and digital satellite television.

Formerly operated by Setanta Sports with backing from Benchmark Capital Europe, it was acquired by the American sports media company ESPN in March 2007. It was subsequently re-branded as ESPN America on 1 February 2009 before closing on 1 August 2013.

ESPN Events

ESPN Events is an American sporting event promoter owned by ESPN Inc. It is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and shares its operations with SEC Network and formerly with ESPNU. The corporation organizes sporting events for broadcast across the ESPN family of networks, including, most prominently, a group of college football bowl games and in-season college basketball tournaments.

ESPN Events previously operated primarily as a syndicator of college sports broadcasts; the company was founded as Creative Sports, a sports programming syndicator that merged with Don Ohlmeyer's OCC Sports in 1996. After ESPN purchased the merged company, the division was renamed ESPN Regional Television (ERT), which distributed telecasts for syndication on broadcast stations and regional sports networks; these telecasts were also available on the ESPN GamePlan and ESPN Full Court out-of-market sports packages. Most of ERT's broadcasts were presented under the on-air branding ESPN Plus, but this name was later phased out in favor of dedicated on-air brands for each package, such as SEC Network (not to be confused with the current SEC Network cable channel).

Following its acquisition of the Las Vegas Bowl in 2001, ERT began to double as an organizer of sporting events. The subdivision, which later began to operate under the name ESPN Events, would acquire and establish other bowl games to provide additional post-season opportunities for bowl-eligible teams (and in turn, additional content for ESPN's networks). ESPN Events also organizes several pre-season tournaments in college basketball, as well as the season-opening Camping World Kickoff and Texas Kickoff football games.ESPN Regional Television began to wind down its syndication operations in the 2010s, as the proliferation of competing outlets (including other sports channels, conference-specific networks such as ESPN's own SEC Network, as well as digital services such as ESPN's own ESPN3 and WatchESPN platforms) took over most of the conference rights and overflow formerly held by the company.

Hilltopper IMG Sports Network

The Hilltopper IMG Sports network, also known as the Big Red Radio Network, is the regional sports radio network for the Western Kentucky University's Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers. Headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the network provides coverage of WKU's athletic teams football, men's and women's basketball. Some select affiliates also clears WKU Men's Baseball games. The network boasts the second-largest radio network in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, behind only their main competitor, the UK IMG Sports Network.WKYU-TV, the university-owned PBS affiliate, is the sole television affiliate that broadcasts WKU's televised coaches shows, along with some of WKU's sporting events, including those that originate from Sinclair Broadcasting-owned American Sports Network. In addition, some men's and women's basketball games are presented by WKYU with the Fox College Sports cablecast of the game, with the radio network's audio, broadcasting under the branding, "Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network."


KDCG-CD, Channel 22 in Carencro, Louisiana, is a Class-A television station affiliated with Weigel Broadcasting's Heroes & Icons. It signed on as a local independent TV station serving the Opelousas, LA area in 1996 with a focus on family entertainment programming and broadcasting local news. The station gained its first network affiliation by affiliating with Pax in 1998. It has had numerous affiliations, primary and secondary, ever since. It was previously associated with Antenna TV, Retro Television Network, America One network, along with programming from The Sportsman Channel, FamilyNet, America's Voice, and the Pandamerica Shopping Network. Although KDCG served as Lafayette's Pax affiliate from the network's start in 1998, but dropped the network when the Lafayette cable system chose to add Pax's national feed to its lineup instead of the local station due to signal reception issues.

On November 8, 2007, KDCG joined the Retro Television Network and changed branding to "RTN KDCG". At this time, programming from the Sportsman Channel was reduced to a limited basis, whenever the signal from RTN is off the air, plus some scheduled programming weekdays and Sunday mornings. The branding was changed again to "RTV 22.1" upon RTN's own rebranding to RTV and KDCG's flash-cut to digital broadcasts.

On August 15, 2006, after a long and drawn-out negotiation process, KDCG has been be added to Cox Communications Acadiana cable system on cable channel 9 (22 in Franklin), reaching viewers in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, and St. Martinville. KDCG previously offered a live video feed of its programming over the Internet, a practice that ended in the late 2000s.

On March 30, 2012 Delta Media purchased KDCG from Acadiana Cable Advertising and added the station to a subchannel of KLWB (50.2). On August 1, 2012 KDCG changed its affiliation from RTV to Antenna TV on 22.1 and 50.2 KLWB. RTV was switched to KLWB 50.3 subchannel thereafter and eventually dropped from the station altogether a few months later. On July 1, 2015 KDCG changed its affiliation again, this time adding Weigel's newest diginet Heroes & Icons on 22.2 with This TV(simulcast off sister station KXKW-LD) broadcasting on 22.1, however Delta Media kept Antenna TV by launching it on sister station KXKW-LD 32.2 with Tribune's other owned diginet This TV. When Delta Media dropped its affiliation with This TV on June 30, 2016 and affiliated with American Sports Network, KDCG's second subchannel went silent.

Sometime in 2017 Delta Media moved KDCG-CD from its location on LA 182 in Opelousas to their main office in Carencro, Louisiana.

Mack McCarthy

William Leroy "Mack" McCarthy (born July 3, 1952) is the former head college basketball coach for East Carolina University. On Saturday 3/6/10 athletic director Terry Holland announced that McCarthy will complete the season as head coach and then move to a fundraising role with East Carolina University. He served as Head Coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1985–1997, leading the Mocs to the 1997 "Sweet Sixteen" in the NCAA Tournament Over his 12-year tenure, he took the Mocs to seven postseason appearances (five to the NCAA Tournament), won/shared eight Southern Conference regular season titles and won the SoCon Tournament title five times. His overall record at UTC was 243–122.

McCarthy was also the head coach of the VCU Rams from 1998 to 2002, with a 4-year record of 66–55. Prior to becoming a head coach, he spent two years as an assistant at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, and nine seasons assisting head coach Sonny Smith (two at East Tennessee State and seven at Auburn).

In 19 seasons as a college basketball head coach, McCarthy has a 59.4% winning percentage with a record of 343–234.

In 2014, McCarthy became a college basketball analyst for the American Sports Network, calling CAA and C-USA games, additionally, he also has called games on ESPN3 and the ACC Network Extra for Virginia Tech with Andrew Allegreta.

SEC Network

The SEC Network is an American sports network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and the Hearst Communications (which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded event telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference's member schools. The network is estimated to have 70 million subscribers, more that any other dedicated sports network. The network's coverage serves as the successor to an eponymous syndication package (later renamed SEC TV), which was produced by its syndication arm ESPN Regional Television. SEC Network is operated out of ESPN facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with ESPN Events and formerly ESPNU. While Charlotte is not an SEC market itself, it is in close proximity to universities that are members of the conference and shares a television market with the northern part of South Carolina, which is part of the South Carolina Gamecocks' television market.

Stadium (sports network)

Stadium is a digital television and internet sports network operated as a multi-platform sports network. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium has a number of minority owners including BAMTech, Meredith Corporation, PGA Tour, Silver Chalice, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. The network is headquartered at The United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The service is distributed as an over-the-top streaming service through Stadium's website and other partners, digital subchannels on broadcast television stations.

TBD (TV network)

TBD (also referred to unofficially as TBD-TV) is an American free-to-air television network that is owned by the Sinclair Television Group subsidiary of the Sinclair Broadcast Group and operated by Jukin Media. Targeting millennial audiences, the network focuses on internet-based series and other digital content (including showcases of user-generated music, animation and comedy videos, eSports, and compiled half-hour and hour-long episodes of short-form web series), along with some feature films.

The Country Network

The Country Network is an American digital broadcast television network that specializes in broadcasting country music videos and original music-based content; its playlist of videos extends from the 1980s through the present day. The network also airs occasional infomercials and traditional advertising.

The network is headquartered in Haltom City, Texas with offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and New York. (Address is: The Country Network, 6125 Airport Fwy Suite 100, Haltom City, TX 76117.)


WDKA, virtual and UHF digital channel 49, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Paducah, Kentucky, United States, serving Western Kentucky's Purchase region, Southern Illinois, and Southeastern Missouri. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with Cape Girardeau, Missouri-licensed Fox affiliate KBSI (channel 23). The two stations share studios on Enterprise Street in Cape Girardeau; WDKA's transmitter is located in Vienna, Illinois.

WDKA can also be seen on KBSI's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 22.2, virtual channel 23.2 via PSIP) in standard definition from a transmitter north of Cape Girardeau in rural Cape Girardeau County.


WKUW-LD is a Digital low-powered television station that is licensed to White House, Tennessee and is serving the Nashville, Tennessee area. It broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 40.


WNAB, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 23), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Owned by Tennessee Broadcasting, the station is operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group under an outsourcing agreement, making it a sister station to Sinclair's duopoly of Fox affiliate WZTV (channel 17) and MyNetworkTV affiliate WUXP-TV (channel 30). The three stations share studios on Mainstream Drive along the Cumberland River and transmitter facilities along I-24 in Whites Creek.

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