Pac-10 US College Conference Signs USD3bn Deal with Fox/ESPN

May 4, 2011

The Pac-10 Conference, order soon to be Pac-12 following the additions of the University of Utah and the University of Colorado, order  has agreed a lucrative 12-year extension with Fox and ESPN for the broadcast rights of its college sports in a deal worth almost US$3bn.

Fox and ESPN will continue to share the rights to college football and men’s basketball games, viagra with ESPN also able to show some Olympic sports, notably athletics.

Under the terms of the agreement, both networks will receive about 22 football games per season, although ESPN will broadcast the majority of basketball matches.

The contract will come into effect as of the 2012-13 season with Fox and ESPN reportedly paying an estimated $250m a year, marking a huge increase on the current media rights package it holds with the networks, worth less than $60m annually.

It is believed that ESPN will show its games on cable, ESPNU and ABC, with Fox set to air its matches on cable network FX, as well as its broadcast network and the Fox Sports Net regional networks.