Big West Conference Ink New Fox Broadcasting Deal

By Community | September 28, 2012

The Big West Conference and Fox Sports Networks have announced a new long-term media rights deal that make three of Fox’s cable outlets, including Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West, the conference’s exclusive regional partners.

The deal begins with the existing deal for 2012-13 and will increase considerably in 2013-14. The Fox networks will air 20 events this school year, including the women’s basketball title game and four men’s basketball quarterfinal matchups.

The over-the-air deal for 2013-14 bumps the number of exposures to 32, including 12 San Diego State men’s basketball games. Fox Sports San Diego is the other regional outlet included in the deal.

Fox Sports Networks will also launch the conference’s new free-to-access video streaming platform this November, with up to 800 live events expected to be streamed annually, including men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.

“This agreement with FOX continues a partnership that began more than 15 years ago,” Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell said.

“The Big West’s continued growth and stability contributed to the overall expansion of the package and the increased exposure through the cable and digital platforms will only enhance the Conference brand.”