CST ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL MULTI-YEAR CARRIAGE EXTENSIONS AND NEW LAUNCHES
Agreements keep CST on expanded basic line-ups across many Louisiana communities
NEW ORLEANS – Coming directly off the heels of a multi-year carriage agreement with Suddenlink Communications, Cox Sports Television announces four additional multi-year agreements among network affiliates and has added three new distribution agreements in Southern and Northeast Louisiana. CST has agreed to extensions with Cameron Communications (Cameron Parish, LA), Lafayette Utility System (Lafayette, LA), Bailey’s Cable (St. Francisville, Clinton, Jackson, LA and Centreville, Woodville, Liberty, Gloster, MS), and Kaplan Telephone Company (Kaplan, LA).
CST has also welcomes three new affiliates. Delcambre Communications (Delcambre, LA) has served the community south of Lafayette and north of Vermillion Bay since 1945. TV Northeast will begin carrying the regional sports network in Collinston, Louisiana, on August 1 and Clear Choice Communications, who serves the city of Plaquemine and portions of Iberville Parish, will launch CST on their expanded basic line-up also on August 1.
CST’s agreements with these seven video providers continue to allow viewers across the south access to the network’s most popular teams and conferences including the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks, the Southeastern Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Southland Conference, WAC, Gulf South Conference and great live Louisiana High School sports.
Viewers will want to tune to CST on Thursday night, August 9 as QB Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots live from Foxboro for the first of three live Saints pre-season games on CST. CST’s popular studio show, Saints Tonight! gets things started at 6:00 p.m., then hand over to long time CST announcers Tim Brando and Solomon Wilcots for the call of the game with kick-off set for 6:30 p.m.
“We appreciate these operators and their commitment to Louisiana sports” stated CST Network Head Rod Mickler. “Louisiana is a hot bed for sports at all levels and we look forward to our continued carriage with these providers and the communities they serve”.
CST is available across nine southern states and serves more than 2 million homes. CST boasts over 300 live events per year including the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks, Southeastern Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Tulane University, Louisiana high school events, Southern University in Baton Rouge, Big East, Big 12, WAC, Gulf South Conference, A-Sun Conference and the New Orleans Zephyrs.