FOX Sports Networks and Big West Announce Long-Term Media Rights Agreement

BY foxsports • September 27, 2012

CA –
The Big West
Conference and FOX Sports Networks today announced a long-term media rights
agreement that makes Prime Ticket, FOX Sports West, and FOX Sports San Diego the exclusive
regional TV partners for Big West Conference sports commencing with the current
2012-13 season.

This season, a minimum of 20 marquee events will be showcased across Prime
FOX Sports West, and FOX
Sports San Diego, including regular season men’s basketball games, four men’s
basketball tournament quarterfinal games, and the women’s basketball tournament
championship game, as well as the soccer and track and field championships.

Beginning in the 2013-14 season, at least 32 events per year will be televised
when San Diego State joins the Big West. A minimum of 12 San Diego State men’s
basketball games will be added to the selection of events for Prime
Ticket, FOX Sports West, and FOX Sports San Diego.  Additional events and
non-game programming specials are slated to appear on other FOX Sports

Additionally, FOX Sports Networks in conjunction with the Big West will launch
the Conference’s free-to-access video streaming platform this November. The
digital offering will deliver up to 800 live events each academic year,
including certain men’s and women’s basketball games and women’s volleyball
matches not selected for TV, as well as many other Conference athletic events.

“This agreement with FOX continues a partnership that began more than 15 years
ago,” said Big West Conference Commissioner Dennis Farrell.  “The Big
West’s continued growth and stability contributed to the overall expansion of
the package and the increased exposure through the cable and digital platforms
will only enhance the Conference brand.”


“We’re proud to be
long-term partners with the Big West Conference,” said Steve Simpson, senior
vice president and general manager, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket. “The
schools that represent the Conference are an ideal complement to the regionally
relevant programming focus of FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket and we look
forward to showcasing multiple sports and the remarkable student-athletes that
represent the Big West.”



“Teaming with the Big West is great news for our San Diego audience,” said
Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports San
Diego.  “With the addition of San Diego State to the Conference in 2013,
FOX Sports San Diego becomes the regional home for Aztec sports for many years
to come.” 



The agreement also gives FOX Sports year-long in-arena exposure – signage,
video/message boards, PA announcements – at all Big West institutions, website
recognition on all Big West institution websites and a sponsorship position in
the Big West Basketball Tournament.


Big West Conference

The Big West
Conference is a member of NCAA Division I and includes California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Fullerton;
California State University, Northridge; Long Beach State University;
University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University
of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; University
of Hawai‘i, Manoa; and the University of the Pacific.  Boise State
University and San Diego State University become members effective July 1,
2013.  Pacific will no longer be a conference member effective July 1,

Prime Ticket and FOX Sports West

Ticket and sister network, FOX Sports West, have been providing local sports
coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for over 25 years. Together,
the regional sports networks present more live, local sports programming than
any other network or broadcast system in the market.  FOX Sports West
provides 24-hour sports programming to more than 6.8 million subscribers; PRIME
TICKET reaches 6.2 million subscribers. The partner networks combine to produce
over 800 live sporting events and telecast 2,500 hours of live programming
every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast
schedules and more, log-on to


FOX Sports San Diego

Sports San Diego is the local destination for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles
Clippers, Anaheim Ducks, college and high school athletics. Serving sports fans
in San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Yuma, Tucson and Albuquerque
FOX Sports San Diego reaches 2.2 million subscribers and can be seen locally in
San Diego on Cox channels 56 and 1056 and on DIRECTV channels 694 and 694-1.
For complete regional sports coverage, log-on to