American Sports Network is a college sports programming network that is owned as a joint venture between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Silver Chalice Ventures.
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American Sports Network
American Sports Network (ASN) is a television channel that is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The channel focuses on airing college sports content from various Conference commissioners. ASN’s headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What channel is American Sports Network?
American Sports Network (ASN) was an American television programming service that operated from August 2013 to August 2017. It was controlled by Silver Chalice Ventures, a Chicago-based investment consortium led by Wahid Youssouf, and was headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The network’s programming consisted of college sports events from various conferences, as well as regional and high school sports events. ASN also produced news and magazine programs focusing on college sports.
ASN soft-launched on August 25, 2013, with its first live broadcast being a college football game between Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State. The network officially launched on September 1, 2013.
American Sports Network’s history
American Sports Network (ASN) was an American television network that was dedicated to broadcasting sporting events. The network was operated by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, and was launched on August 17, 2014.
ASN mainly aired college sports events from across the United States, including football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and soccer. In addition to college sports, ASN also aired minor league baseball games, as well as high school sports coverage. ASN closed down on August 31, 2017.
American Sports Network Today
American Sports Network is a cable channel that airs college sports. It is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. American Sports Network does not have a national program, but rather airs games from various conferences across the country.
American Sports Network’s current programming
American Sports Network (ASN) is an American sports television network that is owned by the Sinclair Television Group, a subsidiary of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. ASN’s programming consists mostly of NCAA Division I collegiate sports events, highlights, and related studio shows. ASN also carries live and tape delayed high school sports events. The network’s broadcasters said on-air that it focused on “live and exclusive programming from across the country”, including college football, college basketball, professional lacrosse, tennis and rugby union. ASN’s first broadcast took place on August 30, 2014.
On September 16, 2014, Joe Quinlan was announced as the head of American Sports Network. Joe was previously with ESPN as a Senior Vice President and he has also worked with Fox Sports Net, NBC Sports Regional Networks and Turner Broadcasting System.
On October 15, 2014, Mark J. Bartelstein was hired as ASN’s first president. Bartelstein had previously worked as an agent at Creative Artists Agency representing NBA players such as Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
ASN launched two digital subchannels in early 2015: College Sports Live (CSL) and CampusInsiders.com (CI). CSL is a 24/7 college sports channel that features live games from various collegiate conferences (primarily Conference USA), as well as studio shows and game highlights; CI is a site that offers live streams of non-televised college sporting events and Associated Press (AP) news stories related to college athletics from around the country.
American Sports Network’s current affiliates
As of November 2017, these are the current affiliates of the American Sports Network.
-Anchorage – KATN
-Flagstaff – KAZT
-Phoenix – KASA
-Fort Smith – KXNW
-Little Rock – KARK
-(Bakersfield) – KBAK / KBFX* (O&O)
-(Chico) – KHSL* (O&O)
-(Eureka) – KMVU* (O&O)
-(Fresno / Visalia) – KMSG* (O&O) / KFRE* (Reserved for future use by sister station KYPX*)
-(Los Angeles) – KTLA* (CW)* / KCOP* (MyNetworkTV)* (Reserved for future use by sister station KYLA*)
-(Monterey / Salinas/SantaCruz/San Luis Obispo) – KMUV* (L Affiliate)* and also on KSBW’s 8.2 subchannel under the national MeTV affiliation
-(Oxnard/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo)- KOXA*(L Affiliate)* and also on KEYT’s 3.2 subchannel under the national This TV affiliation
-(Redding/Chico)- KRVU*(L Affiliate)* and also on KNVN’s 24.2 subchannel under the national Movies! affiliation Reno, NV – KREN 27.2 (MeTV) & 27.3 (GetTV)