FCS to Broadcast K-StateHD.TV Programming
March 21, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State Athletics and Fox College Sports (FCS) announced Wednesday an agreement to distribute K-StateHD.TV programming to a national audience - including live coverage of seven K-State baseball games this season - as part of K-State's continuing effort to add exposure and enhance the world-class student-athlete experience.
Beginning this weekend, FCS will carry the entire Texas series produced by K-StateHD.TV. The network will also carry the April 13 and 15 games against Baylor, the April 27 contest against Oklahoma State and the May 12 game against Kansas. FCS is carried in the Manhattan area on the Sports & Information Tier of Cox Cable, channel 265, and also on DirecTV, channel 617.
Through the agreement with FCS and its other television partners, 10 of K-State's 12 home conference games will be televised. Additionally, FCS will air the Brad Hill Show on five occasions throughout the season as host Brian Smoller talks with the head coach of the Wildcats about K-State baseball. The network will also carry Wildcat Showcase, a 30-minute highlight show of K-State Athletics, five times during the spring.
"When we launched K-StateHD.TV last year, one of our goals was to put ourselves in a position to provide additional content and even live events, in high definition, to our respective broadcast partners," said Athletics Director John Currie. "The hard work that our staff has put into the growth of K-StateHD.TV and the production and broadcast quality for our world-wide audience has been greeted with rave reviews by our fans and media partners. This collaboration with Fox College Sports to distribute our programming across the nation on its platform is another step of showcasing our brand to our world-wide fan base, and we appreciate their partnership."
K-StateHD.TV, K-State's high-definition online digital network and the No. 1 online network among all CBS-affiliated institutions in current subscribers, will continue to stream all seven games that will be shown on FCS, as well as the other remaining 14 home games. Subscriptions to the service cost $9.95 per month and $79.95 per year.
K-State Gameday, a pregame show hosted by Smoller and former All-American Craig Wilson, will also be shown live on FCS prior this Saturday's game against Texas, the April 13 contest against Baylor and the April 27 game against Oklahoma State.
With the additional games carried by FCS, Kansas State will now have 14 televised games this season, including two on both Fox Sports Kansas City and Cox Communication's Kansas 22, and its regular-season finale against Texas Tech on FSN. One of the previously announced games on Fox Sports Kansas City was moved from the Kansas series finale to the April 21 game at Missouri due to staffing issues involving the Big 12 Track and Field Championships held at K-State.