Mountain West reworks TV deal with CBS Sports Network because of changes in conference

Published December 22, 2012

| Associated Press

The Mountain West and CBS Sports Network have restructured their contract to allow the conference to sell football and basketball games the network doesn't choose to televise to other networks.

The conference confirmed the deal Saturday though no terms were released.

The conference and the network reworked the deal to accommodate changes in Mountain West membership and the end of The Mtn., the league's network that was shut down this year.

The deal still runs through the 2015-16 seasons.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast 15 football games a year and have the right to choose most of the games it wants. The conference can cut deals with other networks for the rights to other games. The rights to men's basketball games would work similarly.

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