CPTV Pre-empts Regular Programming to Air Game That Started the UConn Women’s Basketball Record-Setting Wining Streak

Release Date: 12/24/2010

CPTV Pre-empts Regular Programming to Air Encore Presentation of the Game That Started the UConn Women’s Basketball Record-Setting Win Streak –

UConn vs. Georgia Tech, Originally Broadcast on November 16, 2008 – to Air on Tuesday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
 
To commemorate the record-setting win streak of the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball team, CPTV will air an encore presentation of the game that started it all and led to UConn making basketball history. On Tuesday, December 28 at 8 p.m., CPTV will broadcast UConn versus Georgia Tech, originally broadcast on November 16, 2008, from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The broadcast will air prior to the UConn vs. University of Pacific game at 10 p.m., pre-empting CPTV’s regularly scheduled programming.  
 
In addition, the game will be streamed on CPTV’s Hoop Streams. For additional information, visit www.CPTV.org.
 
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN/www.
cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.           
 
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