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OU, Fox Sports Announce Sooner Sports TV; Programming Is Available Immediately
Published September 13, 2012
CONTENT PROVIDED BY SOONER VISION: In Tulsa, Eric Bailey cited a source as estimating that the partnership's value is "at about $5 million annually." Nearly all of the content "will be produced by the Sooner Vision production unit, which has expanded to a staff of 95 over the past five years." Sports events "to be shown include encore presentations of OU football games originally televised on Fox and other networks and the spring game; approximately eight exclusive basketball games and select encores; select exclusive women's basketball games plus encores; and exclusive events and encores of Olympic sports." Sooner Sports TV programming blocks also will "showcase a variety of original programming and studio shows, including coaches' shows, weekly magazine shows and press conferences." In addition, the school will "showcase historical archives and give fans the opportunity to relive moments in OU history" (TULSA WORLD, 9/13).
TEXAS TECH SIGNS DEAL: Fox Sports and Learfield Sports, Texas Tech's athletic multimedia rights holder, today announced a multiyear agreement to televise one Texas Tech football game per year on a Fox Sports channel. FS Southwest, FS Southwest Plus, and Fox College Sports are among the possible channels. Texas Tech’s Sept. 1 home opener against Northwestern State on FS Southwest Plus officially began the partnership. Fox Sports channels will also televise all available men’s basketball games, up to 20 Olympic sports, and additional non-game programming selected by Fox Sports and Texas Tech (Fox Sports).