Lobos add 10 more games to TV schedule

Nov. 5, 2012

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Albuquerque, N.M. --- University of New Mexico Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Lobo Sports Properties, announced today the addition of 10 men's basketball games to the television broadcast line up. Coverage will air locally on My50-TV and regionally via ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain.

The addition of the 10 matches (seven jointly on My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, two on ROOT SPORTS, and one on My50) means that 28 of UNM's 31 regular season games will be broadcast on television, with 16 national broadcasts (10 CBS Sports Network, four NBC Sports Network, one ESPN, and one ESPN2), and 10 regional broadcasts through the intermountain west.

Fans in the greater Albuquerque-Santa Fe coverage area can watch My50-TV for live basketball broadcasts through Lobo Sports Properties' agreement with KASY-TV/KWBQ which calls for My50-TV to carry eight men's home games and 15 coaches' shows. The agreement called for a couple of home games to have times changed, as the opening My50/ROOT broadcast will be on Nov. 25 against Portland, with that game time moving an hour earlier to 6 p.m. UNM's final home game with Wyoming has been moved from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The live broadcasts on My50-TV are as follows:
Nov. 25, 2012 Portland at New Mexico 6 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
Nov. 28, 2012 Mercer at New Mexico 7 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
Dec. 8, 2012 Valparaiso at New Mexico 7 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
Dec. 22, 2012 South Dakota State at New Mexico 1 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
Jan. 12, 2012 Fresno State at New Mexico 1 p.m.
Feb. 6, 2013 Air Force at New Mexico 7 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
Feb. 16, 2013 Boise State at New Mexico 7 p.m (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)
March 2, 2013 Wyoming at New Mexico 3 p.m. (Also on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain)

Along with the seven joint broadcasts on My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, two road games will also be broadcast on ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, which is available on most cable and satellite providers and approximately 3 million homes throughout Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and New Mexico. Those two games are:

Jan. 16, 2013 New Mexico at Boise State 7 p.m.
Jan. 30, 2013 New Mexico at Wyoming 7 p.m.

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain also announced five other games featuring Mountain West teams, giving the Network 14 MW games featuring either New Mexico, Boise State, Wyoming, or Air Force.

Along with the UNM basketball games, My50-TV will broadcast the 30-minute coaches' shows with either Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Alford or Head Women's Basketball Coach Yvonne Sanchez at 9 p.m. according to the following schedule:

Nov. 11 (11 p.m.), Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, and March 10

"For the fifth year in a row, My50-TV will broadcast Lobo basketball games into homes of Lobo fans across the state," said Stan Gill, president and general manager of My50-TV (KASY), the MyNetworkTV-affiliated station owned by ACME Television, LLC. "We are pleased with our ongoing partnership with UNM Athletics."

Paul Krebs, UNM's Vice President for Athletics, knows how important Lobo basketball is to the state of New Mexico.

"We're pleased with the broadcast options we have arranged for our fans leading into the season," said Krebs. "Between My50-TV and ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain's coverage, Lobo fans throughout the state and in the region will be able to catch quality game action and our coaches' shows."

Lobo Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which secured the separate agreements with KASY/KWBQ (My50-TV) and ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain on behalf of the University of New Mexico for the 2012-2013 basketball season.

Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations, including six of the 10 Mountain West Conference members - Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State and Wyoming. It also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Its multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports' exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,000 radio stations. For additional information about the company's 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.