Bradley Adds to Local Broadcast Schedule
Bradley Partners with League Rivals for Five Local Broadcasts
PEORIA, Ill. – Benefitting from partnerships with a trio of Missouri Valley Conference rivals, Bradley has added five games to its 2012-13 men’s basketball television schedule. Through agreements with the league rivals and each school’s local broadcast partners, fans in Central Illinois will be able to see all six games in Bradley’s three series versus Creighton, Drake and Southern Illinois.
In all, Bradley will have at least 14 games available for television viewing in Central Illinois through a combination of national, regional and local broadcasts coordinated by the Missouri Valley Conference and Bradley Athletics, as well as the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Three of the latest additions to the broadcast schedule will air locally on WAOE (My 59), while the two remaining games, both against Drake, will be televised by the Mediacom cable system.
Bradley will share its Comcast SportsNet Chicago production of the Jan. 15 game against Southern Illinois with the Salukis for airing outside the CSN market in southern Illinois. In return, Bradley will receive the WSIU production of the Jan. 2 game against the Salukis in Carbondale and will air the broadcast on WAOE.
Similarly, Bradley and Creighton will share productions of the two games in their series Feb. 2 in Omaha and Feb. 27 at Carver Arena. Both games will air locally on WAOE with Omaha CBS affiliate KMTV providing the production feed for the Feb. 2 road game. Bedo and Adams will be on the call for the Feb. 27 home game against the Bluejays, which will be produced in high definition by ScheffTech Productions.
An affiliate of the My TV Network, WAOE is available in Central Illinois over the air on channel 59.1; Comcast cable channels 11 and 914 (HD); Mediacom cable channels 11, 99, 2, 13 or 6; DirecTV channel 59; and Dish Network channel 7755. The station annually airs the IHSA championship events, as well as St. Louis Cardinals games not being carried nationally or by FS Midwest, and will show nine Chicago Bulls games during the 2012-13 regular season.
The Dec. 29 home game against the Bulldogs will be produced by Mediacom for a tape-delayed broadcast on Channel 22 throughout Iowa and Central Illinois and will utilize the Bradley television broadcast team of Brian Bedo (play-by-play) and Danny Adams (analyst). The return game Feb. 20 in Des Moines will be broadcast live over the Mediacom systems in Iowa and Central Illinois using the Drake talent.
On Thursday, Bradley announced it would produce two games for airing on Comcast SportsNet Chicago: Nov. 17 at IUPUI and Jan. 15 versus Southern Illinois.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced its broadcast packages earlier this fall and at least three Bradley games will air on the ESPN family of networks: Dec. 1 versus Michigan and Jan. 6 versus Wichita State on ESPNU and Feb. 10 versus Northern Iowa on either ESPNU or ESPN3. In addition, Bradley’s games Feb. 23 in the BracketBusters series and March 2 at Missouri State could be selected for ESPN family coverage.
At least three more games will air on MVC-TV, a network of cable channels including FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX College Sports and Comcast SportsNet Chicago: Jan. 12 at UNI and Jan. 29 versus Illinois State, as well as any games Bradley plays through the semifinals of the MVC Men’s Basketball Championship in St. Louis March 7-9. The March 2 game at Missouri State also is available for possible MVC-TV coverage.
In addition, Bradley’s Dec. 23 game versus either Colorado State or Portland in the final round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic will be shown on the CBS Sports Network and the title game of the MVC Men’s Basketball Championship March 10 will be shown on CBS