UNH and WBIN-TV Announce 14-Game Multi-Sport Television Agreement
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department and WBIN-TV have announced a 14-game multi-sport package of sporting events to air live on WBIN-TV. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games with video partner Pack Network. Additionally, WBIN will air the UNH monthly magazine show Inside Wildcat Country. Wildcat Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, manages the comprehensive multimedia rights for UNH Athletics.
The 14-game package features eight men’s hockey games as well as two women’s hockey, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games. The first broadcast will be Saturday, Oct. 5 when women’s hockey plays host to Syracuse University at 2 p.m. The game will air on the Live Well Network, a partner of WBIN.
UNH Wildcat Productions broadcasts home games for 12 of its 20 varsity sports via UNHWildcats.tv and AmericaEast.tv. All told, UNH will produce over 100 games including the 12 on WBIN-TV.
“UNH athletics is thrilled to partner with WBIN-TV once again this season,” Tom Wilkins, Associate Athletic Director for Communications said. “The partnership between WBIN and UNH has been a mutually beneficial over the past three years. WBIN gives us an opportunity to share our outstanding athletic contests as well as remarkable human-interest stories via Inside Wildcat Country. I’m excited to once again bring our high-quality content to WBIN.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the University of New Hampshire and bring both men’s and women’s sports to our viewers for a third consecutive year,” Gerry McGavick, General Manager of WBIN-TV said. “This season our broadcast schedule includes many of their traditional Hockey East rivals along with high-profile opponents such as Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Syracuse. We hope Wildcats fans will be tuning in all season long.”
“We’re very pleased to work with WBIN-TV again this year to deliver high-quality UNH Wildcats programming to our massive fan base in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine,” said Justin Barnes, general manager for Learfield Sports’ Wildcat Sports Properties.
Men’s Ice Hockey (8)
Fri. Oct. 18 vs. Michigan 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19 vs. Michigan 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 2 vs. UMass Lowell 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 8 vs. UMass 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 7 vs. Boston College 7 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 3 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 31 vs. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 7 vs. Vermont 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (2)
Sat. Oct. 5 vs. Syracuse 2 p.m. (Live Well Network)
Sun. Dec. 1 vs. Ohio State 2 p.m. (Live Well Network)
Men’s Basketball (2)
Sun. Nov. 30 vs. Holy Cross 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 15 vs. Stony Brook 1 p.m. (Live Well Network)
Women’s Basketball (2)
Sun. Dec. 22 vs. Boston U. 2 p.m.
Sat. Jan 11 vs. Stony Brook 1 p.m. (Live Well Network)