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Mtn. plans HD telecasts for Nov. 22 games

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network, in partnership with the Mountain West Conference, will broadcast in high-definition (HD) for the first time on Saturday, November 22 beginning with MWC Football Saturday at 11 a.m. Later in the day, two of college football's greatest rivalries, Colorado State at Wyoming (12 p.m. MT) and BYU at Utah (4 p.m. MT), will be telecast in high-definition.

"We're excited to announce high-definition programming for the final day of football on The Mtn. for 2008," said Kim Carver, vice president and general manager of The Mtn. "This will be the first time the network has broadcast in HD and we are looking forward to bringing this special presentation to viewers and fans.

"I also want to acknowledge the Mountain West Conference for underwriting these telecasts in high-definition. Being able to bring this product forward was only possible through the true spirit of partnership that exists between The Mtn. and the Conference."

The Mtn. will telecast approximately nine (9) hours of continuous high-definition programming throughout the day, encompassing the one-hour pregame show, MWC Football Saturday, leading up to kickoff in Laramie, Wyo., for the Colorado State at Wyoming game. The Mtn.'s special game day coverage from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, The Mtn. Live at The Stadium, which will provide in-depth coverage before, during, and after BYU at Utah airs at the conclusion of CSU/Wyoming and will also be presented in high-definition.

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