Big West Signs Comprehensive Deal with CSTV

Nov. 8, 2005

New York, NY - In what has been an exciting week for CSTV Networks, the nation's leading digital sports media company being purchased by media giant CBS, CSTV announced today that it has signed a long-term partnership with the Big West Conference. The multi-layered agreement includes CSTV's acquisition of video-streaming and marketing rights for the nine-team conference.

CSTV and the Big West officially kicked off their partnership last week, as CSTV provided live video streaming coverage of the 2005 Big West Basketball Media Day. Fans can view the archived event content at, which includes interviews with all of the men's and women's basketball coaches, along with a selected player from each school. CSTV will stream additional men's and women's basketball games this season via broadband, while increasing the total online Big West content in the future to include women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, baseball and softball games.

"Through this new partnership, CSTV will bring fans closer than ever to the accomplished athletes and highly competitive teams of the Big West," said Chris Bevilacqua, President of CSTV Networks. "In addition, CSTV will further extend its reach and network to the west coast and Big West alumni across the country."

"The Big West Conference is proud of its expanded association with CSTV," said Dennis Farrell, Commissioner, Big West Conference. "We believe our conference-wide live event streaming platform will place the Big West on the cutting edge of media and brand marketing technology."

The Big West Conference is a California-based NCAA Division I member including the following institutions: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Northridge; Long Beach State University; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; and University of the Pacific. The University of California, Davis becomes a Big West Conference member on July 1, 2007.

CSTV Networks Inc. is the leading digital sports media company, connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company. Its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; and its network of nearly 250 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, online and pay-per-view subscription services providing live audio and video of more than 6,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at


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