CIF-SS, FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket extend partnership
LOS ALAMITOS and LOS ANGELES — The CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS) and FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket have expanded their partnership with a long-term telecast agreement for local high school sports as announced today by CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod, and FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve Simpson.
The new deal will kick-off Aug. 29, 2014 with the regional sports networks’ 250th CIF-SS football telecast.
FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket will continue to be the home of the “CIF-SS Football Game of the Week” and deliver coverage that fans have grown accustom to seeing by showcasing both girls and boys athletics. In 2014, FOXSportsWest.com enters a fourth consecutive year of Prep Zone streaming coverage. The online offering will continue to highlight both regular season and playoff competition across 19 CIF-SS sports including, baseball, basketball, football, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
This school year, Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket and FOXSportsWest.com are collectively scheduled to cover more than 100 live CIF-SS events.
“We are very grateful to our partners at Fox Sports West for the long and fruitful relationship we have had over the years, said Wigod. “We truly look forward to continuing to work together in the time ahead, which will enable us to deliver our outstanding product to our stakeholders and all those who love high school athletics as we do. I want to thank Steve Simpson and his entire team for their dedication and commitment to our organization and what we stand for.”
“The high school platform has been a fixture at FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket for over 17 years and we are thrilled to be extending our partnership with the CIF Southern Section, said Simpson. “As we continue to evolve our coverage of prep sports, we are excited to deliver on our continued commitment to offer live CIF Southern Section action, showcase the next generation of athletic talents and share the unique storylines that span Southern California.”
In total, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket have been delivering local CIF-SS athletic coverage since 1997 when the first local “CIF-SS Football Game of the Week” aired on the regional sports network. In September of 2005, Prime Ticket presented its 100th CIF-SS high school football telecast and just this past year, the regional sports networks helped the CIF-SS celebrate their 100 year anniversary with celebratory vignettes and interviews with CIF-SS greats in front of a live audience.