Mediacom customers get free preview of CBS college sports

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

MOLINE --  To commemorate Armed Forces Appreciation Week, CBS College Sports will showcase a memorable series of Army, Navy and Air Force sports, and Mediacom is giving its customers a free preview week to see the channel and watch its special sports coverage that begins October 5. 

The week-long preview leads to a historic television day on which CBS College Sports will televise live football competition featuring teams from all three military service branches. The Army, Navy and Air Force football games will be broadcast live from three locations on Saturday, October 10. 

Mediacom's preview week for CBS College Sports extends from October 5 through October 11. Customers using a digital cable box automatically receive free access to the channel, 171. 

Now promoted as the "new home of Armed Services Football," CBS College Sports is a channel Mediacom carries as part of its Sports Pak in digital cable. Viewers of the channel will find a range of college sports programs, including preview shows, encore games, original features of past Heisman winners, and more.

CBS College Sports Pak is one of five college sports networks available as part of a nine-channel set that makes up the Mediacom Sports Pak. Other channels are ESPNU and a set of three Fox College Sports channels where Big 12 competition is frequently televised (FCS Atlantic, FCS Central, FCS Pacific). In conjunction with Mediacom's CBS College Sport preview, customers can order a half-price subscription to the Mediacom Sports Pak for three months.

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service. 

CBS College Sports, Mediacom Ch. 171,

LIVE Football, Saturday, October 10

Vanderbilt at Army - 11 a.m.

Navy at Rice - 2:30 p.m.

TCU at Air Force - 6:30 p.m.