FSN Signs Multiyear Deal With Big West Conference For TV Rights
FSN today announced it has signed a multiyear media rights deal with the Big West that makes Prime Ticket, FS West and FS San Diego the conference's exclusive regional TV partners. Deal terms have the three RSNs carrying at least 20 events, including men's basketball, four men's basketball tournament quarterfinal games, the women's basketball tournament championship game, and championships in soccer and track and field. In the ‘13-14 season, when San Diego State joins the conference, that commitment will increase to 32 events, including at least 12 SDSU men's basketball games. The SDSU games, in particular, are critical for Fox Sports, which is trying to increase distribution of FS San Diego. The net does not have carriage on one of the biggest distributors in the region, Time Warner Cable. FSN will stream 800 live events per year on a soon-to-launch website, including all men's and women's basketball games and women's volleyball. As part of the deal, Fox Sports will get in-arena signage, recognition on all conference websites and a sponsorship for the Big West Basketball Tournament. SportsBusiness Journal first wrote about this deal in August.