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ESPN Inks Multiyear Media Rights Deal With Mountain West Conference
Published March 20, 2013
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The deal includes "TV Everywhere" components, with games being made available on the WatchESPN app. Last year, ESPN sublicensed four MWC football games from CBS Sports, marking the first MWC games on ESPN since '05. Two of those games averaged 1.376 million viewers on ESPN, and two averaged 576,000 viewers on ESPN2. Boise State is the conference's biggest draw by far. ESPN averaged 3.162 million viewers for two Boise State games in '12 and 2.723 million viewers for three games in '11.