The Mountain West has a pair of national cable contracts with CBS Sports Network and ESPN.
CBS is considered to be the "primary" TV partner. CBS will be able to choose the top eight football games each year, then alternate with ESPN for the rest of their picks. This package is for up to 22 games. CBS's contract runs through the 2019-20 athletic year.
ESPN's package also runs through the 2019-20 athletic year and includes the rights to Boise St. home games. At least three Boise St. football games will air on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2. ESPN can choose the platform of its choice for all other Boise St. home games. No more than three Boise St. home games can be moved to a weeknight. ESPN will have up to 22 football games including the Boise St. home games. ESPN does have the ability to trade one Boise St. home game per year to CBS in exchange for a Boise St. road games at a Mountain West opponent.
The contract for the conference's championship game is with ESPN and runs through the 2019 game. The game will air on ESPN or ESPN2.
The official regional television partner is AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain, formerly ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, who will produce around 10 football games annually. Stadium also works with the conference to produce games that will be streamed through the Moutain West Digital Network and Facebook.
ESPN and CBS select up to two more games each once AT&T Sports and Stadium select games for their packages, meaning ESPN and CBS could show up to 24 games.
Hawai'i does not receive money from the MW TV contract unless all other Mountain West schools receive $2.3 million from the conference TV contracts. Instead, they receive revenue from a contract with Spectrum Cable, formerly Oceanic Cable in Hawai'i. The contract requires at least seven games per year to be provided to the cable provider and ends after the 2019-20 athletic year.
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