LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports has reached a six-year media rights agreement with the Mountain West, marking the first-ever relationship between the network and the Conference. Beginning in 2020-21 and running through 2025-26, FOX Sports will broadcast a robust selection of MW content.
FOX Sports will have exclusive rights to Boise State home football games and to the Mountain West Football Championship game, which will be televised annually on the FOX family of networks. In addition, a full slate of MW football and men’s basketball games will be carried each year across the various FOX Sports linear platforms.
“FOX Sports is pleased to add the Mountain West to our roster of top-tier collegiate athletics partnerships,” said FOX Sports President, National Networks, Mark Silverman. “We look forward to showcasing these exceptional programs, coaches and student-athletes in the years to come.”
“The Mountain West is excited to begin this next cycle with FOX Sports as a new partner,” said MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. “The relationship allows us to be part of the network’s growing collegiate programming and we look forward to working together toward mutual success. This agreement positions us well now and for the future.”
“This significant partnership provides essential exposure and revenue advancements to the Mountain West and its member institutions,” said Noelle Cockett, President of Utah State University and chair of the Mountain West Board of Directors. “It will contribute to the continued development of our individual athletics programs and, by extension, our collective efforts to advance the Conference.”
About the Mountain West
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 21st year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West membership is comprised of 11 all-sport members: United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, California State University, Fresno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San José State University, Utah State University and University of Wyoming. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa and Colorado College participate in the Mountain West as single sport-members in football and women’s soccer respectively.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.