Television station WTVQ of Lexington has joined the Cardinal Sports Network, which broadcasts University of Louisville athletics across the state.
Fans in Lexington will be able to see U of L games, starting with Saturday's football season opener against Indiana State, on WTVQ's sister station, MyTVQ2, which is Channel 138 on Insight Communications digital cable.
MyTVQ2 is available off-air to more than 800,000 Central Kentucky viewers who have an antenna and a digital converter box (or, a built-in digital tuner) on their TV set.
MyTVQ2 is currently not available from the satellite providers DISH Network and DirecTV.
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MyTVQ2 is available from several area cable providers, including Time Warner on Channel 304 or 186.
"This is a win-win for the station and college sports fans all across Central and Eastern Kentucky," said Chris Aldridge, general manager of WTVQ. "We know that that the University of Louisville has a large local fan base that will enjoy seeing the games."
In addition to Saturday's football game, the Cardinal Sports Network will broadcast 10-12 men's basketball games and the weekly Courtside with Rick Pitino show beginning in November. The network might pick up two additional football games.