NEWARK, Del. -- The University of
Delaware football squad will appear on live television for nearly half
its games during the upcoming 2013 season.
The Colonial Athletic Association announced its complete television schedule on Monday
with Delaware set to appear on the NBC Sports Network national live
broadcast once and on the NBC Sports Regional Networks, including
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, and
Comcast SportsNet New England, three times.
In addition, Delaware's Sept. 14
road matchup at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision member Navy
will be broadcast nationally on the CBS Sports Network at 3:30 p.m.
The annual Route 1 Rivalry between
Delaware and downstate rival Delaware State will once again be televised
nationally this fall as the Blue Hens and Hornets will square off in
Delaware Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3:30
p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.
Delaware's three games slated to be
broadcast on the NBC Sports Regional Network include the Sept. 28 home
vs. James Madison at 7 p.m.; the Oct. 12 home game vs. Albany at 12 noon; and the Nov. 9 home contest vs. William
& Mary at 3 p.m. The CAA Football regular season comes to a close with Rivalry Week on Nov. 23. That contest is set for selection 12-14 days prior to gameday and could include the Delaware at Villanova game.
Several of the games were changed from their original announced time slots to accommodate the television coverage.
In addition to Comcast SportsNet
Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet New
England, other NBC Sports Regional Networks will televise select
match-ups from the package. Complete schedules will
be announced at a later date.
CAA Football begins its second year
of a five-year broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network this
fall. The network is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports and is
available in nearly 80 million homes. NBC Sports
Network's live-event coverage to digital, mobile and tablet users via its NBC Sports Live Extra platform. All NBC Sports Network games will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated
customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part
of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 13 regional networks that deliver
more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with breaking news,
comprehensive analysis, digital content and
original programming, to more than 50 million homes. The NBC Sports
Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet
California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston,
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New
England, NECN, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network,
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY.
Throughout the 2013 season, every
game televised regionally on NBC Sports Regional Networks will also be
simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.TV. A select
number of these specific games may also be
featured in high definition and available live for free on the CAA iPad
app. Digital broadcasts will be blacked out in areas where the telecast
is available via fans' cable provider. A free login will be required to view the games both via CAA.TV
on a computer
or using the CAA's iPad app. More information on the CAA.TV login
requirement will be available closer to the season and promoted via CAA Football's online presence.
CAA Football is on Twitter
@CAAFootball and uses the official hashtag #CAAFB. We can also be found
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video productions can be found on our YouTube Channel.