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Fox Sports Signs Deal With Big East Basketball

  • Reuters, Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:04 PM

News Corp.'s Fox Sports has closed a deal to carry the new Big East basketball conference for 12 years for an undisclosed sum -- "the first major sports rights agreement it has entered since announcing its new national cable channel to compete with ESPN," writes Liana Baker. Previously Fox Sports obtained "rights to college football and basketball from other athletic conferences, Major League baseball games, Nascar, Ultimate Fighting Championship and soccer."

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