CBS Sports Network Signs Multi-Year Deal To Continue As Home of Army Football
The Army Athletic Association and CBS Sports Network have reached an agreement on a five-year deal, renewing CBS Sports Network’s rights for coverage of every Army home football game and select neutral site games in which Army is the home team. The agreement begins with the 2015 season, continuing through 2019.
“CBS has been a great partner for Army West Point over the years and we are thrilled to extend our contract with them,” says Boo Corrigan, AD of Army Athletics. “Our alumna and fans appreciate us being on national television for each home game with the highest quality broadcast in the business. From coast to coast, our games will be on at set times, allowing fans to know kickoff times well in advance. It also ensures our military across the globe can continue to watch Army football at no cost.”
The partnership provides that a majority of Army home football games will be played on Saturday afternoons beginning at noon. Additionally, a live web stream of all Army’s home telecasts will be made available free of charge to military personnel around the world.
CBS Sports Network began televising Army home football games in 2009 and entered a five-year partnership in 2010.
“West Point represents the finest our country has to offer on and off the field, and we are proud to remain the television home for Army football,” says David Berson, President of CBS Sports. “Army has been a tremendous partner the last six years, and we’re excited to continue televising the Black Knights as well as the tradition and pageantry at West Point.”