Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Football Forum

Football Forum Football forum - NFL football forum

Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
NBA Legend
kentatm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 16,397
Default TCU, Texas Tech sign up with Fox Sports

Fox Sports continued to capitalize Wednesday on its expanded alliance with the Big 12, announcing separate regional programming deals with TCU and Texas Tech that will include at least one football game and several basketball and Olympic sports events from each school on Fox’s sports cable channels, including FS Southwest.

Each agreement calls for an annual airing of at least one football game, all available men’s basketball games and other sports, including women’s basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball, to air on FS Southwest, FS Plus and Fox College Sports. Financial terms were not announced for either agreement; the TCU agreement is for six years, and the length of the Texas Tech deal was not disclosed.

Fox earlier this week announced a similar, albeit larger, programming deal with the University of Oklahoma to distribute “Sooner Sports TV,
” and published reports Thursday indicated it was close to a deal with Oklahoma State in the wake of last week’s completion of a 13-year, $2.6 billion deal involving the conference, ESPN and Fox. Deals with other schools, including Baylor, are expected to follow later this year.

Jon Heidtke, FS Southwest’s general manager, acknowledged that the loss of the Astros and Rockets to Comcast SportsNet Houston gave the Fox Sports Group additional financial leeway to make the new regional agreements with the Big 12 schools.

“It certainly allowed us to redeploy some of our resources to go for appropriate strategic content … that have value across our entire region,” he said.

At Texas Tech, Learfield Sports retains rights to games not picked up by Fox and will stream the events at TCU controls all its media rights without a distribution and advertising partner such as Learfield or IMG, and its Olympic sports broadcasts will be produced in conjunction with TCU’s school of film, television and digital media.

FS Southwest is available in about nine million households in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Fox College Sports is available through cable providers, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.

kentatm is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 PM.

InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
Search Site


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy