Universal Sports Network

Posted: March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another tv deal. With limited distribution. Plus tape delayed games. Typical NLL move.

From press release

The National Lacrosse League has announced that Universal Sports Network will broadcast seven NLL games over the remainder of the 2014 regular season. Universal Sports will showcase an NLL “Game of the Week” every Thursday from the previous week’s action beginning on Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m. ET with the Colorado Mammoth at Buffalo Bandits game from Saturday, March 15.

“We are proud to be partnering with Universal Sports Network to showcase the NLL to even more fans,” said George Daniel, NLL Commissioner.

“Universal Sports Network recognizes the growth and popularity of lacrosse in the U.S.,” said Robert James, Universal Sports’ Senior Vice President of Content and Communications. “Our new partnership with the NLL will tap into their incredible fan base and bring the sport to a wider audience.”

The NLL broadcast schedule on Universal Sports Network is as follows:

Colorado Mammoth at Buffalo Bandits
Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m. ET

Toronto Rock at Philadelphia Wings
Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m. ET

Buffalo Bandits at Vancouver Stealth
Thursday, April 3 at 5 p.m. ET

Rochester Knighthawks at Minnesota Swarm
Thursday, April 10 at 5 p.m. ET

Buffalo Bandits at Minnesota Swarm
Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Wings at Vancouver Stealth
Thursday, April 24 at 5 p.m. ET

Colorado Mammoth at Philadelphia Wings
Thursday, May 1 at 5 p.m. ET

These seven NLL games air on delay on Universal Sports Network (schedule subject to change).

Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. To find where Universal Sports is available, please visit their channel finder at UniversalSports.com.

About Universal Sports Network
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

About National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s professional indoor lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide behind only the NHL & NBA. The league is comprised of nine franchises: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2014 NLL regular season is underway. For more information, visit NLL.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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