BETHLEHEM, Pa. – With the 148th meeting of college football’s most-played rivalry set to kick off Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium in Easton, fans interested in following the action can catch the game through a number of broadcast outlets:
Coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. EST with Steve Degler, former Lehigh linebacker Mike Yadush ’93, and WFMZ-TV Sports Director Troy Hein.
WFMZ-TV: In the Lehigh Valley (channel 69; Service Electric dial position 8), Philadelphia (cable/satellite), most of western New Jersey (cable/satellite). Check local listings.
Fox College Sports (FCS) Pacific: Available on digital cable systems nationally (over 56 million homes, 47 of the top 50 markets). Check local listings or visit foxcollegesports.com for the channel number in your area.
DirecTV: Through Fox College Sports, exclusively on channel 626.
DISH Network: Lehigh telecast unavailable
More television information can be found below…
ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley: Located at 1230 AM and 1320 AM (WEEX-AM/WTKZ-AM).
Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. EST from Fisher Stadium with the Countdown to Kick-Off show with Lehigh sideline reporter Matt Markus providing interviews, analysis, and more. Fifteen-year veteran Matt Kerr and ESPN Radio Program Director Tom Fallon will call the game action live.
ON THE INTERNET
The television broadcast can be seen live and on-demand at Lehighsports.com, as Lehigh has partnered with Stretch Internet to offer GameCentral – which on Saturday will feature live streaming audio, high quality Flash video and more. The television broadcast can be seen for a nominal fee of $7.95, while the radio broadcast costs just $3.95. Lehigh broadcast subscribers can also access content on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Other content leading up to the game includes video highlights from Wednesday’s media luncheon – all available free.
Here are the satellite coordinates for Saturday’s telecast:
AMC 15-TX01 Slot D9 105’W
Down Freq: 11733.50 Vertical 9MHz
Symbol Rate 6.1113
FEC of ¾
MORE ON THE TELECAST…
By way of background, all Lehigh University Athletics telecasts are produced by the Athletics Department in cooperation with MBC Teleproductions of Allentown or Service Electric Cable TV, with 100% of the funds being derived by the Athletics Department through corporate partnerships and other fundraising initiatives, including the Athletics Partnership.
At the same time, Lehigh’s national cable partner, Fox College Sports (FCS), has been airing Lehigh content for several years – including every Lehigh football game televised on WFMZ-TV over the last three years. Available on cable systems nationwide in over 56 million homes, FCS is not offered on DirecTV or DISH Network – the two most popular consumer satellite television services. Because of Fox’s partnership with DirecTV, FCS is able to offer one event live to a special-access DirecTV channel at a time. Lehigh is proud to announce that once again the Lehigh telecast of Saturday’s game will air exclusively on this “special” DirecTV channel (626).
Lehigh alumni gathering at telecast parties throughout the country are encouraged to ensure their viewing location carries DirecTV or has Fox College Sports on their cable system. Fans can see if Fox College Sports is available on cable television in their area by logging on to FoxCollegeSports.com and entering their ZIP code in the box on the left side of the screen. If their telecast location (or home cable system) receives FCS, then they can view the Lehigh telecast live on FCS Pacific.