March 3, 2009
The University of Houston and CBS College Sports Network have announced that the Conference USA men's basketball matchup between the Cougars (18-9, 9-5 C-USA) and the C-USA regular-season champions, No. 5/3 Memphis (26-3, 14-0), on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT will be available live and on-demand around the world via Internet video streaming as part of a special online event.
Current annual subscribers to Cougars All-Access will receive the broadcast for FREE as part of their annual package. Those subscribers can just log in with their Cougars All-Access account and begin watching the game. All others can access the live video stream for a one-time payment of $9.95. Please note that monthly subscribers will have to purchase the pay-per-view.
The game also will be broadcast on CBS College Sports Network - which is channel 106 on Comcast cable in the Houston area, as well as channel 613 on DirecTV and channel 152 on Dish Network/Echostar. For information on the availability of CBS College Sports in your area, click here.
The online video stream of the broadcast also will be free for current annual subscribers to Memphis All-Access and to current annual subscribers to XXL - which gives fans additional access to content from schools in the CBS Interactive network across a variety of sports. For more information about XXL, click here.
The broadcast will be just one of the hundreds of events to be offered on a pay-per-view basis by CBS College Sports Network during the 2008-09 school year. Those include football, men's and women's basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball games. For a listing of upcoming pay-per-views, visit www.cbssports.com/ppvonline. To see a list of upcoming pay-per-view events involving Conference USA teams, check out the C-USA Network page.
Annual subscriptions to Cougars All-Access are $79.95 for a 12-month period. Fans who wish to purchase an Annual subscription to Cougars All-Access can do so by clicking here. Annual subscribers receive all CBS College Sports pay-per-view broadcasts for free as part of their subscription. All 10 games leading up to the final in both the men's and women's basketball tournaments will be pay-per-views, so annual subscribers to Cougars All-Access will be able to watch all of those games featuring the Cougars free as part of their subscription. Fourth-seeded Houston opens play in the C-USA women's basketball tournament on Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT against either UCF or Rice. Among the other upcoming pay-per-views involving UH squads are baseball games against Rice on May 1 and 2.
Other Content In Cougars All-Access Annual Subscription:
- Men's and women's basketball video for home games and audio for road games
- Men's basketball coaches shows
- Live video of the television feed of all Houston games (in any sport) shown on CBS College Sports Network
- Football video coverage of home games and C-USA road games (subject to TV rights agreements)
- Football audio coverage of all games
- Football video coverage of press conferences
- Baseball video for home games and C-USA games on the road
- Softball video for selected games
- Women's soccer video for home games
- Various CBS College Sports features and highlights of Houston athletics
- Selected other features, press conferences and game coverage
Note: Broadcast schedule is tentative and subject to change.
About CBS College Sports Network
CBS College Sports Network is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CBS College Sports Network, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; CBSCollegeSports.com and its network of nearly 250 official athletic sites; CBS College Sports All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 10,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more. Further information is available at CBSCollegeSports.com.