CBSSports.com College Network Signs the University of Virginia
Aug. 6, 2012
NEW YORK, NY.: The CBSSports.com College Network, which produces approximately 150 official athletic sites for premium collegiate athletic brands, today announced they have signed the University of Virginia to produce and manage its official athletics site, Virginia Sports.
A former partner of the CBSSports.com College Network, Virginia returns after a five-year hiatus. During Virginia's absence, the CBSSports.com College Network sharpened its focus on partnering with premium brands across the collegiate landscape. This focus, while delivering a superior product with unequaled customer service, has transformed the CBSSports.com College Network into a portfolio of the biggest and most successful collegiate athletic brands.
"With our unequaled ability to service premium collegiate athletic brands, the University of Virginia is an ideal partner for the CBSSports.com College Network," said Rob Schupler, SVP Sales & Marketing, CBSSports.com College Network. "As part of the most powerful digital network in collegiate athletics, we will protect and grow the University of Virginia's athletic brand while generating revenue for their athletics department."
To demonstrate this transformation, below is a yearly comparison of the number of CBSSports.com College Network partner schools in the "Big Six" conferences (SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, Big East) for the past four years and where it stands today with the launch of Virginia Sports:
"We are pleased to partner with CBSSports.com College Network," said Todd Goodale, Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and Video Services at the University of Virginia. "As we looked to enhance our website offerings, we realized CBSSports.com College Network offers the most robust package of products and design capabilities, a commitment to customer service and the financial stability of a multi-billion dollar media company. Our alumni, fans, and the athletics department will be the beneficiary of this powerful new relationship."
Partner additions to the CBSSports.com College Network since July, 2008
About CBSSports.com College Network
CBSSports.com College Network is the leader in the production, management and hosting of official athletic websites, e-commerce solutions, streaming products and mobile services for colleges and universities across the United States. CBS College Sports currently produces a network of approximately 130 official athletic sites for schools including the University of Notre Dame (und.com), University of Alabama (rolltide.com), Florida State Univeristy (seminoles.com), and the University of Southern California (usctrojans.com).
CBSSports.com College Network is a unit of CBS Interactive, the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 200 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is the 8th largest Web property globally and the 5th largest Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET, CBS RADIO and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.