Fox Sports Networks, Big West announce long-term media deal

The Big West Conference and Fox Sports Networks have announced a long-term agreement that makes FSN Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West and FSN San Diego the exclusive regional TV partners for Big West Conference sports.

The agreement calls for at least 20 regular-season men’s basketball games, four men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal games, and the women’s basketball tournament championship game to be broadcast. Soccer and track and field championships also will be shown.

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.

In addition, Fox Sports Networks and the Big West will launch the conference’s free-to-access video streaming platform in November. The digital offering will deliver up to 800 live events each 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.