Good news for Mediacom customers, the cable company will begin live broadcasts of Cyclone sporting events starting with the men and women's basketball games set for Sunday.
The Iowa State Athletics Department and Mediacom Communications announced Wednesday, a five-year agreement that makes Mediacom the exclusive television partner of sports programming currently produced and streamed online by Cyclones.tv, according to a press release.
People would be able to stream the Cyclones.tv videos or watch them on Mediacom's MC22 and eventually Mediacom will dedicate an entire channel to Cyclone sports.
The agreement covers 75 Cyclone events each year including one football game and most home events in women’s basketball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, gymnastics and softball. Live coverage also will include five to 10 men’s basketball games.
Cyclones.tv and Mediacom will also televise the series of three coaches’ shows with Paul Rhoads, Fred Hoiberg and Bill Fennelly; the Applebee’s CYdlines Show; an Olympic Sports Spotlight; and live media conferences, the release said.
The channel would be availablt to more than 300 Iowa communities, as well as viewers in several adjacent states, at no additional charge so long as customers have a Digital Family cable subscription.
The first shows air Sunday on MC22. Cyclone Women's Basketball will play Fairfield at 1 p.m. and Cyclone Men's Basketball will play the University of Nebraska-Omaha at 6 p.m.