Fox College Hoops

Fox College Hoops (Fox CBB) is the blanket title used for Fox Sports broadcasts of college basketball by Fox and its cable networks. Although college basketball telecasts had been carried by Fox Sports Networks (FSN) in the past (generically under the title College Hoops), the Fox College Hoops branding was introduced in 2013 with the expansion of coverage to Fox and Fox Sports 1.

Games on Fox and FS1 include rights to the Big East, Big Ten, and Pac-12, as well as the early-season Las Vegas Invitational and Las Vegas Classic.

Fox College Hoops
Fox College Hoops TV program logo
Also known asCBB on Fox
GenreCollege basketball game telecasts
Presented byTim Brando
Kevin Burkhardt
Joe Davis
Len Elmore
Jim Jackson
Gus Johnson
Justin Kutcher
Steve Lavin
Bill Raftery
Rob Stone
Chris Myers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time120 minutes or until game ends
Production company(s)Fox Sports
DistributorFox Corporation
Release
Original networkFox (2013–present)
FS1 (2013–present)
FS2 (2013-present)
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 4, 2014
External links
Website

History

In 2013, Fox reached a 12-year deal to broadcast games from the Big East Conference.[1][2] CBS Sports sub-licensed rights to additional Big East games, mostly airing on CBS Sports Network.[3]

Since 2014, as part of its contract with the conference, Fox holds rights to 22 Pac-12 basketball games per-season, and splits coverage of the Men's basketball tournament with ESPN and Pac-12 Network.[4]

In 2014, the main Fox broadcast network first aired the early-season Las Vegas Invitational and Las Vegas Classic events. The following year, Fox Sports acquired both events outright.[5][6]

In 2017, Fox added coverage of selected Big Ten Conference games as part of a larger six-year contract (which also gave Fox control of the conference's top football rights package), alongside ESPN and CBS.[7]

Theme music

On December 7, 2018, it was announced that Fox would use John Tesh's "Roundball Rock"—the theme music of the former NBA on NBC—as its theme music for selected telecasts.[8] Initially, its main theme was a "marching band" version of the Fox NFL theme, which is also used in the network's college football telecasts.

See also

References

  1. ^ Rovell, Darren (March 1, 2013). "Sources: Catholic 7 works on lucrative TV deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "New Big East, Fox Sports Formally Ink 12-Year, $500M Deal; ESPN Signs Mountain West". SportsBusinessDaily.com (Press release). Advance Publications. March 21, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "CBS will sublicense Big East basketball games from Fox through 2024-25". Awful Announcing. 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  4. ^ Rosenblatt, Ryan (May 4, 2011). "Breaking Down The Pac-12's New TV Deal With ESPN/Fox & Pac-12 Network". Bruins Nation (SB Nation). Vox Media. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Ourand, John; Smith, Michael (March 16, 2015). "Fox takes over Vegas hoops tourneys". SportsBusinessDaily.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Snel, Alan (November 17, 2015). "Fox Sports buys two Las Vegas college basketball tournaments". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (July 24, 2017). "Big Ten announces six-year deal with ESPN, Fox Sports worth $2.64 billion". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Curtis, Charles (December 7, 2018). "Fox Sports is bringing John Tesh's iconic 'Roundball Rock' back to basketball broadcasts". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved March 11, 2019.

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