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Oklahoma State TV deal with FOX in the works

BY GINA MIZELL Staff Writer gmizell@opubco.com Modified: September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm •  Published: September 13, 2012

“Our new partnership provides a terrific platform for Texas Tech Athletics to extend its visibility to more than 9 million viewers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and beyond,” said Learfield Sports' VP of Digital and Television Media, Diane Penny. “We're really pleased to be working alongside FOX Sports to deliver excellent coverage for the Red Raiders regionally and nationally, while continuing to reach fans globally via the school's official athletics website.”

TCU's agreement also includes the rights to one football game each season (Grambling State for 2012), all available men's basketball games and mutually agreed upon women's basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and Olympic events.

“I couldn't be more pleased with this partnership,” TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Fox gives us a great platform to share our product, not only in the state of Texas, but the surrounding states. It gives us unbelievable exposure.”

The OU, Texas Tech and TCU deals came one week after the Big 12 announced a 13-year contract with ESPN/ABC and FOX Sports for its broadcasting rights for football and men's basketball games.

The OU and Texas Tech agreements were made in conjunction with Learfield Communications, which manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 universities and associations, including OSU.