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Directv to Launch the Mtn. Aug. 27

July 8, 2008

By JAKE SCHALLER

Mark your calendars, Mountain West Conference fans with DirecTV.

On Aug. 27, nearly two years after its launch, The Mtn. will be available on the nation’s leading satellite provider.

The network dedicated to covering the MWC was available only on certain cable networks. But in late February, it finally cut a deal with DirecTV that called for the satellite provider to add the network by Sept. 1.

The Mtn. will be available here on channel 616 on the DirecTV Choice package and higher-tier packages.

The “choice” package is $52.99 per month for 150 channels, but a current sale offers the package for $29.99 per month for the first 12 months of service.

The Mtn. will broadcast 30 live regular season football games, including six tripleheader Saturdays, this fall.

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