College Football Preview: The Mtn., WAC Sports Network Tackle Transition Years
By: Brandon Costa, Associate Editor | Published: September 1, 2011
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WAC Sports Network

Through primary production partner XXL, WSN, a property of Learfield Sports, returns for a second season with a slate of nine football games, kicking off Sept. 17 with Nevada at San Jose State.

Despite the wealth of changes headed the conference’s way, WAC Sports officials are maintaining a straightforward approach concerning their network outreach, ensuring that new geographic regions will earn necessary exposure.

“Our broadcast philosophy has remained the same since the conception of the network,” says Diane Penny, VP of television for Learfield Sports. “We have reached out to potential affiliate partners in the new WAC member markets in efforts to build the network’s reach for current and future WAC fans.”

A typical game broadcast can be a six-camera operation and is typically run out of a Mira Mobile, XXL DX-17, or NEP Supershooter production truck.

In the offseason, WSN added an affiliate in Las Vegas (KTUD), and Learfield hopes to finalize more distribution rights prior to the first kickoff later this month.

Says Penny, “It is just as important as it was when the network was established for the conference to gain exposure for the WAC membership.”

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