MLL SIGNS MAJOR TELEVISION AGREEMENT WITH CBS SPORTS NETWORK
CBS Sports Network to air 14 Live Major League Lacrosse Games and 18 Episodes of ‘Inside the MLL’ in 2012
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced Monday a major television agreement with CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) that will provide fans with 14 nationally televised games in 2012. Each game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.
“We are extremely excited to add CBS Sports Network as a television partner. Having 14 live nationally telecast games on the network is a tremendous step forward for the growth of MLL and for lacrosse in general,” said David Gross, MLL Commissioner. “Our hope is that through this agreement with CBS Sports Network, MLL will expose sports fans to not only the fastest growing sport in the country, but the fastest sport on two-feet. Additionally, our loyal fans have been campaigning for more nationally televised games and we’re happy to announce that our partnership with CBS Sports Network will bring the total number of live, nationally televised games to 20 in 2012.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the MLL, adding to our already robust lineup of lacrosse programming,” said Ross Molloy, Vice President, CBS Sports Network. “Lacrosse has long been a staple on our Network and we look forward to showcasing the world’s best lacrosse players while further increasing the national visibility of the sport.”
In addition to the 14 games, CBSSN will also air all 18 episodes of “Inside the MLL,” the league’s 30-minute magazine show. The show provides fans with an inside look at MLL’s teams, players and coaches. Each week the show will feature special guests and provide analysis prior to each game. It will also include behind-the-scenes video.
CBS Sports Network is seen in 44 million homes and is available to 98 million households across the country. The Network is available through local cable and video providers and nationally via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and DISH Network Channel 152. CBS Sports Network is also available in Canada on the following cable providers: Bell ExpressVU, Eastlink, Cogeco Cable, Rogers Cable and Bell Aliant.
For more information and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its twelfth season in 2012. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
The 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on January 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. The 2012 season will commence on April 28, 2012. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.
About CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network, a division of CBS Sports, is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS Sports Network covers more than 300 live games annually, showcasing 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. The Network’s live programming is highlighted by teams from the Mountain West, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy, along with full college hockey, lacrosse and action sports events. CBS Sports Network is also the home for U.S. Service Academy football, featuring all Army and Navy home games, as well as several Air Force games every season.