FOX Sports San Diego Becomes New TV Home
to Aztec Basketball Starting in 2013-14
At Least 12 SDSU Games Showcased Each Year
Long-Term Media Rights Agreement with Big West Announced
IRVINE, CA – The Big West Conference and FOX Sports Networks today announced a long-term media rights agreement that makes FOX Sports San Diego, along with FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, the exclusive regional TV partners for Big West Conference sports commencing with the current 2012-13 season.
This season, FOX Sports San Diego will showcase a minimum of 20 marquee events, including regular season men’s basketball games, four men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal games, and the women’s basketball tournament championship game, as well as the soccer and track and field championships.
Beginning in the 2013-14 season, at least 32 events per year will be televised when San Diego State joins the Big West. A minimum of 12 San Diego State men’s basketball games will be added to the selection of events for FOX Sports San Diego. Additional events and non-game programming specials are slated to appear on other FOX Sports platforms.
“Teaming with the Big West is great news for our San Diego audience,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego. “With the addition of San Diego State to the Conference in 2013, FOX Sports San Diego becomes the regional home for Aztec sports for many years to come.”
“This agreement with FOX continues a partnership that began more than 15 years ago,” said Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell. “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.”
Additionally, FOX Sports Networks in conjunction with the Big West will launch the Conference’s free-to-access video streaming platform this November. The digital offering will deliver up to 800 live events each academic year, including certain men’s and women’s basketball games and women’s volleyball matches not selected for TV, as well as many other Conference athletic events.
The agreement also gives FOX Sports year-long in-arena exposure – signage, video/message boards, PA announcements – at all Big West institutions, website recognition on all Big West institution websites and a sponsorship position in the Big West Basketball Tournament.
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About Big West Conference
The Big West Conference is a member of NCAA Division I and includes California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Northridge; Long Beach State University; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Hawai‘i, Manoa; and the University of the Pacific. Boise State University and San Diego State University become members effective July 1, 2013. Pacific will no longer be a conference member effective July 1, 2013.
About FOX Sports San Diego
FOX Sports San Diego is the local destination for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, Anaheim Ducks, college and high school athletics. Serving sports fans in San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Yuma, Tucson and Albuquerque FOX Sports San Diego reaches 2.2 million subscribers and can be seen locally in San Diego on Cox channels 56 and 1056 and on DIRECTV channels 694 and 694-1. For complete regional sports coverage, log-on to www.foxsportssandiego.com.