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Next on the agenda: BCS/Fox negotiations
Published August 25, 2008
The BCS’ negotiations with Fox are next on the explosive TV agenda in college sports.
Those talks are expected to begin next month. The BCS and Fox have a 30-day window to negotiate, and after that they could continue or the BCS could take its property to the marketplace.
The BCS’ current deal is worth $82.5 million a year over four years, or a little more than $20 million per game for its four games. Sports media consultant Neal Pilson projects that the per-game number will move north of $30 million, making the total annual payout to the BCS about $120 million or more.
— John Ourand and Michael Smith