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theScore Signs New NCAA Deal with Fox Sports

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theScore has signed a new US college sports rights agreement with Fox Sports International to show FOX’s (including FSN, FX and FOX itself) broadcasts of college football, college basketball and college hockey beginning this winter. This package is similar to the package of college football and basketball games that Sportsnet showed last year. Here is the press release from theScore.

Score Media Inc. today announces that it has entered into a long-term programming agreement with FOX International Sports Channels that includes at least 250 hours per year of live collegiate content and other FOX Sports and FUEL TV programming. Featuring top college football, basketball and hockey games, the deal includes some of America’s top college conferences including the Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 Conference and Conference USA.

“We are thrilled to have concluded this deal with FOX,” says Benjie Levy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Score Media Inc. “Score viewers are huge fans of college sports, and as part of this deal, they can now look forward to more coverage than ever before, including games featuring powerhouse schools like Oklahoma State, Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, Stanford and Memphis.”

Given the Canadian sports fans’ love for quality ice hockey, the deal features live coverage of top-flight programs including the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of Denver and the University of North Dakota. These schools have produced NHL stars including Jonathan Toews, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek, and feature numerous Canadian players on their current rosters.

“FOX Sports Media Group is home to some of the best collegiate sports action in the U.S., and we’re excited to make much of it available to Canadian fans through this agreement with Score Media,” said Sean Riley, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Fox Networks. “Whether its hockey, football or basketball, this package includes great matchups nearly every week of the academic year.”

More information to come…

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

9 January, 2012 at 4:23pm

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  1. FUEL TV? Does this only include the sports listed, or will it include MMA as well? Didn’t the UFC just sign with FOX and are broadcasting a whole bunch of Ultimate Fighter seasons and UFC Fight Nights on FUEL TV?

    I would figure that Rogers Sportsnet would secure the rights to anything UFC in Canada, so I’d assume that this won’t include MMA.

    Steve O

    9 January, 2012 at 5:26pm

    • Now that I re-read, I see that its NCAA specific sports. Ignore me!

      Steve O

      9 January, 2012 at 5:27pm

  2. [...] Canadian Sports Media Blog says theScore has signed a deal to pick up a whole host of college [...]

    Posting Your Monday Links

    9 January, 2012 at 8:49pm

  3. Josh, whatever happened to Keith Jackson? I don’t watch too much college football, but am watching the BCS game tonight.

    Dan

    10 January, 2012 at 12:50am

    • I think he retired a few years ago, but I could be getting confused with someone else.

      Ticky

      10 January, 2012 at 9:45am


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