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Network At Sacred Heart Seeks Fairfield County Athletes For TV Commercial

Frontier's new Vantage Sports Network broadcasts from the television station at Sacred Heart University.
Frontier's new Vantage Sports Network broadcasts from the television station at Sacred Heart University. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Athletes from across Fairfield County are invited to answer a casting call from a new sports network that is broadcast from the Sacred Heart University campus in Fairfield.

Local student-athletes are being sought to appear in a commercial for Frontier Communications' all-sports channel, with casting calls scheduled from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 in Glastonbury and Bridgeport.

Sacred Heart University and Frontier unveiled the new Vantage Sports Network and “CT Sports Now,” a half-hour show dedicated to all things athletic that is produced by Sacred Heart students, as reported in Daily Voice.

The network, housed in the university's Martire Center, provides all-day coverage of everything from Yale University basketball to high school football rivalries across Connecticut’s 169 communities.

“CT Sports Now,” the network’s signature show, is produced, written and directed by Sacred Heart graduate and undergraduate students, who also provide on-air commentary and anchor duties.

Launched on channels 600 and 1600 HD exclusively on Frontier, the Vantage Sports Network features the Sacred Heart show every weekday, said Paul Quick, Frontier’s senior vice president in Connecticut.

In addition to full games, the channel also has a highlights show that broadcasts from the television station at Sacred Heart University.

Frontier is now looking for student-athletes to attend one of three upcoming casting calls for consideration in their next round of commercials.

Student-athletes of all grades and ability levels may apply:

  • No prior experience is necessary, just a great attitude!
  • Athletes are required to arrive in their school uniform and bring their equipment (ex: basketball, tennis racquet, football, etc.).
  • All participants must have parental consent and sign a standard release form.

The casting call dates are:

  • Monday, Nov. 28, 4-8 p.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4-8 p.m., Dsign Digital, 76 Eastern Blvd., Glastonbury.
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 4-8 p.m., Dsign Digital, 76 Eastern Blvd., Glastonbury.

For more information on the casting calls, contact Michael McMahon at Michael.McMahon@ftr.com .

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