Armed Forces Network to show Navy CSTV broadcasts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Armed Forces Network, available in 178 countries including Afghanistan and Iraq, will air College Sports Television's broadcast of all six of Navy's home football games this fall, Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and CSTV Senior Vice President for Programming and Talent Tim Pernetti announced Wednesday.  All Navy football games will also be streamed live on the internet for free at www.cstv.com and www.navysports.com.

"We've constructed one of the finest broadcast partnerships in the nation when you combine our recent associations with CSTV and CSTV.com, our strong radio network headlined by WBAL, Sportstalk 980 and WNAV and the Armed Forces Network.  This season will bring the greatest world-wide exposure in the history of Navy football.  The opportunity to share our midshipmen with the world on a beautiful fall Saturday in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will bring the Navy and MarineCorps family together in a very special way," said Gladchuk.

"CSTV's association with Navy is special on several levels," said Pernetti.  "We're able to leverage all of our multimedia platforms to bring the millions of Navy fans closer to their passion.  At the same time, we are honored to help give back to the many men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps around the world who our protecting our freedom and way of life."

The Mids open up the 2005 campaign on Sept. 3 against Maryland in a 6 p.m. contest at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The game will be televised nationally by CSTV.  Season tickets are on sale at the Naval Academy Box Office in Ricketts Hall, on the web at www.navysports.com, or by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.

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