Big 12 Expands Rights Deals With Fox, ESPN TVWeek
The Big 12 Conference has signed deals with Fox Sports Media Group and ESPN that extend and broaden the college conference’s partnerships with both media groups.
The two media companies will share broadcast and cable rights to Big 12 football, while ESPN continues to be the main rights holder for Big 12 men’s basketball.
The announcement states: “The new 13-year deal with ESPN begins with the upcoming 2012-13 season and runs through 2024-25, replacing the previous eight-year agreement that was scheduled to run through 2015-16. The new Big 12/ESPN contract now runs concurrently with the 13-year agreement between the Conference and Fox. That agreement, announced last spring, has been augmented to reflect the expansion of rights and platforms.”
The deal increases the number of national football telecasts to at least 25 per season on a combination of Fox, FX, ABC and ESPN.
Click here to read the full press release from Fox Sports Media Group.