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Men's basketball game to be televised on Bright House Sports Network

Friday, January 09, 2009

NASHVILLE – The Bright House Sports Network will broadcast Lipscomb’s Feb. 20 men’s basketball game at Mercer in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay media markets, the Atlantic Sun conference announced Friday.

Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) will distribute and also broadcast the game as part of its weekly Atlantic Sun Game of the Week.  The addition of the Bright House Sports Network's 1.6 million viewers boosts the total number of cable subscribers able to view the action to more than seven million.

Bright House will carry four CSS Games of the Week this season.

"We are excited about expanding media distribution of the A-Sun product into new markets in Central Florida," said John Zarzycki, President of Rights Marketing Group LLC.  "We also appreciate having the good folks at Bright House as working partners."

"Bright House Sports Network is pleased to bring Atlantic Sun Conference basketball action to our avid sports fans in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay markets," station manager Paul Kosuth said.

Bright House Sports Network, the leader in local sports, is a 24-hour local sports network dedicated to sports fans in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay areas. It produces over 5,500 hours of local sports programming each year. Its strength is in our approach to covering local sports and the sports franchises that make up our communities. Bright House Sports Network provides a comprehensive and entertaining source of local sports news and programming.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.