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09.07.05: Pirates capture two of league's three awards ... Tulane teams to carry on at five host schools ... Two players jailed on murder charges
09.06.05: Conference USA Schedule and Scoreboard ... N.C. Central wins thriller in Aggie-Eagle Classic
09.05.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.04.05: Dave Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.03.05: ECU's "Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans headquarters
09.02.05: Green Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college football scoreboard
09.01.05: Pirate QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina fans on the verge of Total Access
08.31.05: Katrina blows Tulane-USM game into November ... Frosh guards round out ECU hoops roster
08.30.05: Pirates set for reunions with Deacons, Seahawks
08.29.05: New home offers lavish new perks for Louisville
08.28.05: Wooden pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony
08.27.05: NCAA issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule ... Huggins ouster speeds up Cincy AD's departure
08.26.05: ECU's Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list ... New BCS voters panel already in for shakeup
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CSTV, DISH satellite service finally strike deal

East Carolina and Conference USA fans will be happy about a Wednesday press release out of the Rocky Mountains, though some Pirate fans might say it came a week late.

Englewood, Colorado-based EchoStar Communications Corporation announced its DISH Network satellite TV service now offers College Sports Television.

CSTV televised last Saturday's ECU-Duke game from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and will air a substantial number of additional C-USA games during the 2005 college football season. Many ECU fans who are DISH subscribers expressed frustration that CSTV was not in the DISH channel lineup for the Pirates' 24-21 season-opening win over the Blue Devils.

CSTV is a multi-media company consisting of the first 24-hour college sports television network network.

In its release, EchoStar said that CSTV's programming would be available to DISH Network's 11.4 million nationwide subscribers and included in DISH Network's "America's Top 180" programming package at no extra charge.

CSTV claims to provide more live college sports games, events, news, information, analysis and broadband content on more platforms and to reach more college sports fans than any other company.

CSTV already has television rights for all Conference USA sports and in 2006 will have exclusive media rights for all Mountain West Conference sports. CSTV also owns exclusive multi-media rights to carry U.S. Naval Academy home and selected neutral-site football games as well as some other Navy sports.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, CSTV will broadcast Stanford vs. Navy at Annapolis, MD.

"CSTV complements DISH Network's powerful line-up of sports programming," stated Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "The addition of CSTV on DISH Network provides customers with access to more college sports information without the need for extra, costly services."

"We're delighted that DISH Network recognizes the huge appetite that college fans have for seeing more games from more schools on television," stated Brian Bedol, chief executive officer for CSTV Networks. "Now, DISH Network and its subscribers have more access to valuable, daily, live college sports programming and CSTV gains greater national distribution."

CSTV's programming is on DISH Network Channel 152. More information on DISH Network can be obtained online at or by calling 800-333-3474.

From a news release.

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