Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade continues to delight Atlantic 10 sports fans with the announcement of a multi-year media rights deal with ESPN. The conference announced that the deal will provide coverage for more than 500 A-10 events each year, available on ESPN’s new subscription streaming service ESPN+.
“The A-10 and ESPN have had a long-term linear television agreement that has been a win-win for both parties,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “This additional agreement gives the Atlantic 10 and its membership unprecedented visibility on some of the best streaming technology in sports, and it gives ESPN+ a wealth of high-level collegiate sports content. I can’t thank ESPN enough for their partnership with the Atlantic 10 Conference.”
The ESPN+ subscription service is available through ESPN.com and the ESPN app, and costs only $4.99 per month. VCU fans will love the use of this platform as a replacement for the previously used A10Networks service, which lacked support for many modern devices (including TV streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV), and was quite costly.
The deal begins this season, and ESPN+ will be the home of all digital-only Atlantic 10 events. This means the service will be used when other networks have not picked up VCU games, such as CBS Sports, NBC Sports, etc. The first two rounds of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament will be hosted on ESPN+. Perhaps the most exciting part of this deal is the ability for VCU fans to access and watch many other VCU sporting events outside of basketball for a small $4.99 monthly fee.
Source: Atlantic 10