From Arkansas State University
The Arkansas State Athletic Department announced Thursday that ESPN3.com will be another affiliate for the televised broadcast of the ASU-Central Arkansas football game, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 24 at ASU Stadium.
ESPN3.com becomes the third announced affiliate for the broadcast of the game, joining KAIT, the ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, and KNWA, the Fox affiliate in Northwest Arkansas. The television broadcast will be sponsored by Centennial Bank and will originate from KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock. The telecast of the game has been tabbed as the "Centennial Shootout" and will include a pregame show prior to the 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
ESPN3.com is ESPN's live sports broadband network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination that delivers thousands of live sporting events annually. It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection/cable subscription from an affiliated service provider, including Suddenlink in Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas. ESPN3 is currently available in more than 70 million homes. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. The network is expanding to reach all screens. In November 2010, ESPN3 launched on the Microsoft Xbox gaming console to a community of 25 million people via Xbox LIVE (Gold Level membership). ESPN3 also recently launched on Apple and Android tablet and mobile devices.
The Red Wolves set a school record with 10 televised games during the 2010 season, and already have five contests set for broadcast during the 2011 campaign. The Sept. 3 season-opener at Illinois will be broadcast by the Big 10 Network, the Sept. 17 contest at Virginia Tech will air on Fox Sports, the Oct. 1 game at Western Kentucky will be broadcast by the Sun Belt Network and the Oct. 18 game against Florida International will be broadcast nationally from ASU Stadium on ESPN2.
The Sun Belt Network also has the option to televise as many as three other ASU football games during the 2011 season. The Nov. 12 ASU-Louisiana Lafayette game, the Nov. 19 ASU-Middle Tennessee matchup and the Dec. 3 ASU-Troy regular-season finale are all listed as options for the network to broadcast.