Fox Sports Reaches Sub-License Agreement For BCS With ESPN Radio
July 18, 2006 at 12:06 PM (PT)
FOX SPORTS has reached an exclusive 4-year sub-license agreement with ESPN RADIO for the terrestrial broadcast rights to all BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BCS) games televised on FOX. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with ESPN RADIO, which has a long tradition of carrying the BCS," said FOX SPORTS COO LARRY JONES. "We took these rights to the market and ESPN RADIO made what was by far the strongest presentation of any group that we spoke to."
"The BCS on ESPN RADIO is one of the network's marquee offerings and we are delighted to extend our relationship," ESPN/ABC RADIO NETWORKS VP/Sports T.J. LAMBERT. "From our coverage of the WORLD SERIES to the NBA FINALS, fans and advertisers across the nation have come to expect sports’ championship games on ESPN RADIO and the BCS is a perfect fit."
The agreement with ESPN does not include satellite radio rights, nor does it provide exclusivity in the home markets of participating schools. Participating school rights holders may broadcast the game in which their team is playing locally.