FOX Sports Retains Premier Football and Basketball Media Rights Package





FOX Sports Retains Premier Football and Basketball Media Rights Package with the Big Ten Conference
Beginning 2023, in accordance with the start of the conference’s new media deals, FOX Sports’ package adds additional football and men’s basketball games to its elite schedule across its family of networks, while increasing FOX’s top game selections.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS RETAINS PREMIER FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL MEDIA RIGHTS PACKAGE WITH THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Network Upgrades Top Game of Week Selections – Fortifying Preeminent Schedule – While Increasing Overall Game Count Across FOX Platforms

Four of the Seven Big Ten Football Championship Games Air on FOX

FOX Sports’ BIG NOON SATURDAY Reigns as Most-Watched Regular Season Window in College Football

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports today announced it has retained its premier collegiate media rights agreement with the Big Ten Conference, the most-watched conference in college sports in 2021-22.

Beginning 2023, in accordance with the start of the conference’s new media deals, FOX Sports’ package adds additional football and men’s basketball games to its elite schedule across its family of networks, while increasing FOX’s top game selections.

“We are proud to expand upon our long-standing partnership with the Big Ten Conference and further bolster our position as the premier rights holder of the conference,” said FOX Sports Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer, Eric Shanks. “Commissioner Warren’s leadership and vision have resulted in the growth and recent market expansion of the Big Ten Conference. In an ever-evolving landscape, the Big Ten remains the most storied collegiate athletic conference in the country.”

“Today we extend our long-standing media rights partnership with FOX to ensure that our fans will be delivered exciting Big Ten football, women’s and men’s basketball, Olympic sports, and creative conference storytelling across FOX, FS1 and BTN,” stated Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren. “We deeply value the special relationship that our conference has with the outstanding team at FOX Sports, specifically Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman and Larry Jones, who have consistently worked to strengthen and grow the Big Ten Conference brand across the nation.”

Highlights from the FOX Sports package include:

· Upgraded picks for the network’s top football “Game of the Week” selections

· Increased football game count across the FOX family of networks

· Ability to air premier football matchups in later windows with the addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference – in addition to the network’s coveted Noon timeslot

· Four of the next seven Big Ten football Championship games set to air on FOX

· 200+ Men’s basketball games will air across the FOX family of networks each year

Most-Watched Regular Season Window in College Football

Launched in 2019, BIG NOON SATURDAY has made its mark in the college football landscape over the past three seasons, becoming the most-watched regular season college football window across any network in 2021. BIG NOON KICKOFF also celebrated its most-watched season ever.

Starting the 2022 Big Ten Season Strong

FOX Sports’ Big Ten coverage begins in Week 0 with a special matchup from the Emerald Isle as Nebraska takes on Northwestern from Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 12:30 PM ET on FOX. The Big Ten action continues Week 1 as Penn State takes on Purdue on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX. The BIG NOON KICKOFF and BIG NOON SATURDAY crews travel to the home of the Boilermakers in West Lafayette, IN, with pregame coverage beginning at 7:00 PM ET. In addition, FOX Sports’ robust college football schedule, including Michigan-Ohio State, can be found here.

For the first time, BIG NOON KICKOFF travels each week of the season, previewing the day’s best matchups from campuses across the nation at 10:00 AM ET on FOX.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.



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