Recent sports media notes, including a multi-year deal between CBS Sports Network and the Patriot League, a change in timeslot for college football’s Red River Rivalry, and a traveling studio for the Women’s World Cup on ESPN.
- ESPN’s to Use Mobile Studio For Women’s World Cup: ESPN has constructed a mobile studio for pre-match, halftime and post-match coverage of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the network announced earlier this week. The studio, a modified version of the “pit studio” ESPN uses for NASCAR coverage, will travel to five different cities — Berlin, Dresden, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, and Frankfurt. (espnmediazone3.com)
- CBS Sports Network Acquires Patriot League: CBS Sports Network and the Patriot League have agreed to a multi-year deal in which the network will televise various conference sporting events, including basketball and football. The network will air regular season and postseason coverage of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and lacrosse, as well as a pair of regular season football games. (CBS Sports)
- Red River Rivalry Moves Back to Noon ET: This year’s edition of the Oklahoma/Texas Red River Rivalry will air Saturday, October 8 at Noon ET on ABC. Last year’s game aired at 3:30 PM ET, as part of a regional telecast window. (espnmediazone3.com)