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Additional television partners announced for Battle

Friday, January 08, 2010
by Trevor Garrett

Lipscomb's men's basketball game against Belmont Monday at 8 p.m. will be shown on ESPN360.com, ESPN Full Court and the Bright House Sports Network, the Atlantic Sun Conference announced Friday. Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) will distribute and also broadcast the game as part of the Atlantic Sun Conference television package.

The Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the game live in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay media markets. 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.

The women's teams will tip off at 5:30 p.m. for a game that will be joined in progress by CSS at 6 p.m.

The Lipscomb men's basketball game at Belmont's Curb Event Center on Tuesday, Jan. 26, will air one day later at 1 p.m. ET on the Bright House Sports Network.

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.

ESPN360.com is ESPN's live sports broadband network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination that delivers more than 3,500 live, global sports events annually. It is available at no cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider.  ESPN360.com is currently available in nearly 41 million homes – a majority of US broadband homes.  It is available via dozens of Internet Service Providers nationwide, including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, RCN, Insight, Frontier, Cavalier, Charter, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and many more. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

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.