Share “FS Oklahoma to air Thunder games”

By Mel Bracht Modified: September 29, 2008 at 7:13 pm •  Published: September 29, 2008
p /> Dallas Mavericks telecasts, which have been carried in Oklahoma in past seasons, still will be available to homes outside a 75-mile radius of Oklahoma City, the Thunder’s main NBA territorial rights, Alvarez said. The Thunder would have priority if both Thunder and Mavericks telecasts are airing that night, he said.

This fall, FS Oklahoma also will begin airing Oklahoma high school state championships as part of a three-year contract with Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association. The network will air up to 16 live broadcasts and 10 tape-delayed broadcasts of state championship games.

FS Oklahoma is developing local programming, including college and Olympic sports events and local coaches shows. It will also feature original programming and specials, such as “In My Own Words,” “Under the Lights” and “Spotlight,” highlighting local athletes, coaches, and teams. FS Oklahoma will become the 17th regional sports network in the Fox Sports Networks family.

If there is a conflict between a Thunder telecast and a college football telecast, one of the events would be available on FSN Plus, Alvarez said. Cox would be able to show the event on its local channel, Cox 7 in Oklahoma City and Cox 3 in Tulsa.