January 16, 2002

Men's Basketball Games Televised on HDNet and DIRECTV

Jan. 16, 2002

The Brown men's basketball team will have two Ivy League games broadcast on HDNet & DirecTV this season as part of the Ivy League Basketball Network.

The Bears, who are fighting for the Ivy League title, will have their February 1st game at Harvard (7:30 p.m.) and their March 1st home game against Dartmouth (7:30 p.m.)at the Pizzitola Sports Center broadcast as part of the package.

HDNet, the world's only high definition network, will broadcast the games in high definition to DirecTV subscribers on Channel 199. Bill Stone, president of Fosstone Productions will produce the events.

Subscribers need a television set, receiver and elliptical dish capable of receiving a high definition signal. The games will also appear on DirecTV Channel 611 in standard definition for all 10.7 million subscribers.

The Ivy League broadcast a conference-wide basketball television arrangement on DirecTV in 1999 and 2000. The league welcomes back the broadcast team of Randy Riosenbloom, Chris Knoche and Christine Brennan.