Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of Ring of Honor, has announced that they have launched a new collegiate sports initiative known as the American Sports Network. The company revealed that through ASN they have entered into comprehensive sports rights agreements with several NCAA Division I conferences including Conference USA, the Colonial Athletic Association, Big South Conference, Southern Conference and Patriot League.
Sinclair will premiere a heavy schedule of live local sports events including football, basketball, soccer, and other sports with the opening of this year’s college football season. Sinclair’s broadcast stations will either be carrying the games and original content as part of the primary program line-up (generally on the Company’s CW and MyNet affiliates) or as part of second channels, complimented by access and distribution on digital platforms. Other content and distribution elements will include programming that showcases the colleges, students and student-athletes.