FOOTBALL TO BE BROADCAST ON AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK
BLACK KNIGHTS FOOTBALL CAN BE HEARD WORLDWIDE THIS SEASON
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army West Point and its athletics multimedia rightsholder, Army West Point Sports Properties, announced a one-year agreement with The American Forces Network (AFN) to provide live radio game broadcasts of Black Knights’ football for the 2019 season.
The American Forces Radio and Television Service, through AFN, will provide a “touch of home” to authorized audiences and their immediate family members stationed in over 168 locations around the world. AFN marks the newest affiliate added to the Army Sports Network, which now totals 17 stations for reaching fans.
“The American Forces Network Radio is proud to partner with Learfield IMG College and its Army West Point Sports Properties team,” said Scott Stover, Chief, TV and Radio, AFN Broadcast Center. “It’s an honor to bring US Military Academy football to soldiers serving overseas on the AFN FANS channel via AFN satellite decoder and streaming on the AFN360 app.” “Whenever we sign on for Army Football broadcasts, we welcome Black Knights fans throughout the Hudson Valley, across the nation and around the world,” said Rich DeMarco, Assistant Athletic Director/Broadcasting and Licensing and voice of the Black Knights. “It’s truly an honor to have this partnership between the Army Sports Network and American Forces Network, which will allow Army Football to be heard wherever service members are stationed.”
The 2019 Army West Point football games will be broadcast on AFN to authorized audiences and their immediate family members stationed with them in 168 countries around the world. The Black Knights open the season on August 30, playing host to the Rice Owls at 6:00 p.m.
About American Forces Network
The American Forces Network (AFN) is the broadcast service operated by the United States Armed Forces’ American Forces Radio and Television Services for its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide. The AFN worldwide radio and television broadcast network serves American servicemembers, Department of Defense and other U.S. government civilians and their families stationed at bases overseas, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea. AFN broadcasts popular American radio and television programs from the major U.S. networks.
About Army West Point Sports Properties
Army West Point Sports Properties is the local Learfield IMG College team committed to extending the affinity of the Army West Point brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate fan base. As exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Army West Point Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship and broadcast aspects. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fan, and it has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.