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Football. LSN Moves to Full HD, Continues ESPN Partnership

Sept. 4, 2014

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 2015 Lafayette Football Live Broadcast Outlets*  
9/5 vs. William & Mary LSN — ESPN3, WatchESPN, RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
9/12 at Delaware LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
9/19 vs. Princeton LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
9/26 at Wagner LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
10/3 vs. Fordham LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
10/10 at Georgetown PLN
10/17 vs. Harvard PLN
10/24 at Holy Cross LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
10/31 vs. Bucknell LSN — American Sports Network, RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
11/7 vs. Colgate LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
11/21 at Lehigh LSN — RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60, PLN
* NOTES ESPN3 & ESPN College Sports Extra announced week of game

EASTON, Pa. – Lafayette Sports Network outlets will host live coverage of all 11 games on the 2015 Lafayette football ledger for the 13th straight season. LSN, which will be in full HD starting this season, is continuing its partnership with ESPN, starting with the Leopards’ season opener vs. William & Mary on Saturday, as the 6 p.m. LSN telecast will air live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. LSN has established a new partnership with American Sports Network, commencing with the Leopards’ Oct. 31 contest vs. Bucknell

Gary Laubach will handle all of the Leopards’ play-by-play duties for the 19th season and will be joined by analyst Mike Joseph ’88 for his sixth year in the television booth. In his 18th year as a member of the broadcast team, John Leone will report on the Leopards from the sidelines.

LSN’s telecasts of home games from Fisher Stadium will again feature a game day set as Matt Provence, the voice of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs since their inception, will returns as host. A pair of Lafayette All-Americans – Phil Ng ’88 and Maurice Bennett ’06 – return to join Provence as analysts on the game day set that will handle LSN’s pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

LSN’s traditional live distribution to more than 10 million viewers on RCN-TV and WBPH-60 covering all of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey will be enhanced again this season by live coverage on all of RCN’s cable systems in major markets along the East Coast. RCN subscribers in Boston (226,000), New York City (250,000), Philadelphia (382,000) and Washington, D.C. (131,000) will be able to watch Lafayette games live on the RCN-TV network. In addition to standard definition dial positions (4 in the Lehigh Valley and 8 elsewhere), RCN-TV can be seen on the HD tier (1004 in the Lehigh Valley and 608 elsewhere).

Nationally, LSN telecasts will be picked up for the 15th straight year by DirecTV and Dish Network outlets, through WBPH-60 and the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). All televised games will be available live on WBPH-60, located on channel 60 on DirecTV and 8169 on Dish Network in the Philadelphia market.

MASN, which is available regionally and nationally on DirecTV channel 640 and Dish Network channel 432, is the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Ravens and reaches nearly six million homes in a seven-state region from Harrisburg, Pa. to Charlotte, N.C. Many LSN football telecast will air tape-delay on MASN or MASN2.

All 11 contests will be streamed live worldwide by the Lafayette Sports Network and on the Patriot League Network. The Patriot League Network is premium web-based programming produced by member institutions of the Patriot League. Viewers can watch streaming video of Lafayette contests (live and archived) and other exclusive content online for free on computers, tablets or mobile devices. There are no per-game, monthly or annual subscriptions fees to access content on PLN.

Select games will air live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, ESPN’s streaming servies, as a part of LSN’s continuing partnership with ESPN. Many LSN telecasts will also be distributed on ESPN College Sports Extra, ESPN’s renamed pay-per-view service available through DirecTV, Dish Network and several cable systems nationally. LSN’s distribution on ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN GamePlan will be announced on a weekly basis throughout the season. 

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