Deal includes at least 250 hours per season of live football, basketball
and hockey action featuring top U.S. conferences including the Pac-12, Big
12 and Conference USA
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TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces that it has entered into a long-term
programming agreement with FOX International Sports Channels that
includes at least 250 hours per year of live collegiate content and
other FOX Sports and FUEL TV programming. Featuring top college
football, basketball and hockey games, the deal includes some of
America's top college conferences including the Big 12 Conference,
Pac-12 Conference and Conference USA.
"We are thrilled to have concluded this deal with FOX," says Benjie
Levy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Score Media
Inc. "Score viewers are huge fans of college sports, and as part of
this deal, they can now look forward to more coverage than ever before,
including games featuring powerhouse schools like Oklahoma State,
Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, Stanford and Memphis."
Given the Canadian sports fans' love for quality ice hockey, the deal
features live coverage of top-flight programs including the University
of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of Denver and the
University of North Dakota. These schools have produced NHL stars
including Jonathan Toews, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek,
and feature numerous Canadian players on their current rosters.
"FOX Sports Media Group is home to some of the best collegiate sports
action in the U.S., and we're excited to make much of it available to
Canadian fans through this agreement with Score Media," said Sean
Riley, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Fox Networks. "Whether its
hockey, football or basketball, this package includes great matchups
nearly every week of the academic year."
For theScore's NCAA basketball schedule visit: http://tv.thescore.com/programs/ncaa-basketball
For theScore's NCAA hockey schedule visit: http://tv.thescore.com/programs/ncaa-hockey
About Score Media Inc.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and
authentic sports entertainment. Score Media's primary asset, theScore
Television Network ("theScore"), is a national specialty television
service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event
programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The Company's
digital media assets include theScore.com and the industry leading
mobile sports applications ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC and SportsTap
which reach over three million unique users per month. Growing from a
team of 60 in 1997 to over 290 employees in 2012, Score Media is a
revolutionizing interactive media company.
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