MASN adds new affiliates in Virginia, North Carolina

BALTIMORE -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has reached affiliate agreements with two Virginia-based cable television providers as well as two new affiliates in North Carolina.

Chatmoss Cablevision in Danville and Nelson Cable in Wintergreen are now broadcasting the popular regional sports network in Virginia. Chatmoss is carrying MASN on Channel 6.80, MASN HD on Channel 680, MASN 2 on Channel 6.81 and MASN2 HD on Channel 681. Nelson is broadcasting MASN on Channel 77, MASN HD on Channel 730, MASN2 on Channel 78 and MASN2 HD on Channel 731.

MASN also has reached agreements with Salem TV in Clemmons, N.C., and Randolph TV, located in Asheboro, N.C. This will bring to 11 the number of affiliates in North Carolina. Expected launch date for these two systems is in early May. Channel lineups will be announced at the time of each launch.

The launch of MASN on these systems brings Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals baseball, NCAA football and basketball, dozens of coaches' shows and more local sports programming to viewers in Virginia and North Carolina. Throughout the football and basketball seasons, MASN televises over 50 NCAA Division I football and almost 200 NCAA Division I basketball games in its viewing region, which includes six states and the District of Columbia. MASN is the official cable network of the Big South Conference and UNC Wilmington.

"Virginia and North Carolina fans are extremely passionate about their sports, and we're excited to bring more than 600 sporting events to these subscribers," said Jim Cuddihy, MASN's executive vice president for marketing, programming and affiliate relations. "The addition of nightly Major League Baseball programming will be a game-changer in these areas of Virginia and North Carolina, and MASN looks forward to adding these communities to its already impressive lineup."

MASN televises every available Nationals and Orioles game in crystal-clear high definition with pregame and postgame shows before and after every game from state-of-the-art, on-location sets at Nationals Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With an all-star broadcasting team and 24/7 online coverage of the Nationals and Orioles at MASNsports.com, MASN is the local leader in live sports entertainment. MASN is available from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte, N.C., on 29 cable and fiber optic providers, as well as via satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.