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Fox Sports snaps up Oklahoma State University rights

US broadcaster Fox Sports has acquired rights for sports events featuring Oklahoma State University teams in a deal with the Learfield Sports agency.

The length of the multi-year agreement was not disclosed.

The university has retained online streaming rights, for exploitation via its own website, for any event not selected by Fox Sports.

Fox Sports, which is a division of the US Fox network, will show one of the university’s American football games per year live on one of its regional sports networks and on its national channel Fox College Sports.

Fox will also show ‘all available basketball games,’ up to 20 Olympic sports events, and support programming which will include some of the university’s 30-minute magazine shows such as Cowboy Football Roundup, Cowboy Basketball Roundup, Cowgirl Basketball Roundup and OSU Spring Sports Roundup.

Fox Sports has an existing national 13-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with Learfield Sports for rights to the Big 12 conference, of which the university is a member.

“Our deal with Fox Sports enables more than nine million viewers in a four-state region and beyond to enjoy live Oklahoma State athletics programming,” Learfield Sports chief content officer Joe Ferreira said.