UNH and WBIN-TV Announce 15-game Multi-Sport Television Agreement

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department and WBIN-TV have announced a 15-game multi-sport package of games to air live on WBIN-TV. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games with production partner Pack Network. Additionally, for the second straight season WBIN will air UNH’s magazine show Inside Wildcat Country beginning with the debut episode later this month.

The 15-game package will feature eight men’s ice hockey games as well as three men’s basketball games and a pair of games each for women’s basketball and women’s ice hockey. The first broadcast will be Friday, Oct. 12 when the men’s hockey team takes on St. Cloud State University (7:30 p.m.). UNH Wildcat Productions broadcasts home games for 12 of its 20 varsity sports via UNHWildcats.tv. All told, UNH will produce over 100 games including the 15 on WBIN-TV.

“We are thrilled to begin our second season as New Hampshire’s home for UNH hockey and basketball,” WBIN General Manager Gerry McGavick said. “UNH is a cornerstone of the WBIN sports lineup and we can’t wait for the season to begin.”

“UNH athletics is thrilled to build on its relationship with WBIN-TV,” Tom Wilkins, Associate Athletic Director for Media & Public Relations said. “The live games and Inside Wildcat Country were extremely well received last year. We are excited to expand this package to 15 games in 2012-13. WBIN has emerged as a high-quality station that offers our fans, family, alumni and the greater New England community great entertainment. With our partners at Pack Network and WBIN, our goal is to exhibit the outstanding athletics we see on a daily basis here at UNH.”

WBIN Game Schedule (15 games)

Men’s Hockey Games (8 games)

Fri. 10/12 – St. Cloud -- 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 10/20 – Boston U. – 7 p.m.

Fri. 10/26 – Northeastern -- 7:30 p.m.

Fri. 11/30 – Mass.-Lowell -- 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 1/5 – Rensselaer – 7 p.m.

Sat. 2/2 – Merrimack – 7 p.m.

Fri. 3/1 – UMass -- 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 3/2 – UMass – 7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Games (3)

Sat - 12/1  - Brown – 1 p.m.

Sat. – 1/19 – Boston U. – 4 p.m.

Sun - 2/24 – Binghamton – 1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Games (2)

Sun - 12/9 – CCSU – 2 p.m.

Sat. – 1/19 – Boston U. – 2 p.m.

Women’s Hockey Games (2)

Sat - 12/8 – Harvard – 2 p.m.

Sun - 2/10 – UConn – 12 p.m.

About UNH Wildcat Productions -- UNH Wildcat Productions is the athletic department’s video and television entity. The department oversees video streaming, video features, video replay and manages relationships with local and national television providers.

About WBIN-TV – WBIN-TV offers both entertainment and public affairs programming to an audience that encompasses 2.4 million households representing nearly six million viewers both over the air and through all major cable systems throughout New Hampshire and the Boston DMA.

About Pack Network -- Pack Network specializes in video production, web-based applications and graphic/web design projects of all sizes. Formed in 2007, the Boston-based company partners with schools and conferences to provide live video production and webcast services. Recently, Pack Network productions have gone from the web to television with over 30 live televised sporting events last season, 20 of which were in high definition and delivered via the internet. To learn more, visit packnetwork.com or facebook.com/packnetwork.

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