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Versus, HDNet to Televise Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament

Laurent Rivard and the Crimson will play three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – All 12 of the games at the prestigious Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament will be broadcasted live on national television, as Versus and the all-high definition, HDNet will carry the action.

Harvard is part of an eight-team field at the inaugural tournament which also includes Connecticut, College of Charleston, Florida State, UNC Asheville, Central Florida, Massachusetts and Utah.  The Battle 4 Atlantis, a bracket style tournament, will be held on Paradise Island in the Bahamas from Nov. 24-26.
 
Versus will air daily coverage of the tournament at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST, as well as the championship game on Nov. 26 at 4:30 p.m. EST. HDNet will broadcast the daily 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EST game starting on Nov. 24 (please check your local listings).
 
The Crimson will take on Utah Nov. 24 at 9:30 p.m., with that game shown nationally on HDNet. Harvard will then face either Florida State or Massachusetts Nov. 25. On the other side of the bracket, Connecticut-UNC Ashville are paired with Central Florida-College of Charleston.
 
“Battle 4 Atlantis’ partnership with VERSUS and HDNet is the next ideal step for the Bahamas’ first major college basketball tournament,” said George Markantonis, President & Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas.  “TV broadcast will add an extra edge to the excitement and energy these national teams already bring to the court and allow us to share this sports experience with millions of fans.”

VERSUS, part of the NBC Sports Group, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms.  Now in more than 76 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, college football, college basketball and Triple Crown horse racing coverage. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. VERSUS is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

HDNet LIVE presents major events in real time and pure HD, including sporting events from the best promotions in MMA to live concerts to sports news – all including an interactive social media component.   Viewers can interact directly with the network during all of HDNet’s Battle 4 Atlantis coverage at hd.net and hd.net/hdnetlive.
HDNet is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.