Premiere Networks and FOX Sports Renew Long-Term Deal
Premiere Networks and Fox Sports today announced a long-term extension of their agreement for Premiere Networks to continue producing and distributing the Fox Sports Radio Network's leading sports entertainment programming to nearly 400 stations across North America and Canada. Specific terms were not announced.
Under the agreement, Premiere Networks and Fox Sports will continue working together across multiple platforms to synchronize the audio, digital, online and television assets of FOX Sports, FOXSports.com and Fox Sports Radio, further extending the reach, visibility and engagement of these brands with millions of consumers. Additionally, with the recently-launched 24-hour television network Fox Sports 1, the radio and television divisions will work closely to increase cross-promotional opportunities and highlight FOX Sports' established team of top insiders, analysts and personalities, including NFL Insider Jay Glazer, NFL Analyst Kirk Morrison, NBA Insider Bill Reiter and many more.
Earlier this year, Fox Sports Radio debuted a new weekday lineup featuring the top sports talk personalities in the country. Jay Mohr, Dan Patrick, Steve Gorman, J.T. "The Brick," Jason Smith, Andy Furman and Mike North, are among the network's diverse program and personality offerings, which can also be heard on www.FOXSportsRadio.com, FOXSports.com on MSN, as well as iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's all-in-one digital radio service.
The 2014 Fox Sports Radio Monday through Friday lineup (all times Eastern):
6am to 9am -FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North
9am to 12pm -The Dan Patrick Show
12pm to 3pm -Jay Mohr Sports
3pm to 6pm -Steve Gorman SPORTS!
6pm to 10pm - J.T. "The Brick" with Tomm Looney
10pm to 2am - The Jason Smith Show
2am to 6am - The Ben Maller Show
"This renewed partnership affirms our commitment to sports fans, our affiliates and partners to provide the ultimate, multi-platform destination for sports entertainment," stated Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. "With our lineup of leading sports personalities and expanded opportunities through new platforms and extensive resources, we have one of the most powerful brands in sports entertainment."
"It was a no-brainer," said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy for FOX Sports. "This broadens our fan base by putting the Fox Sports brand across audio platforms. We're excited to continue and further enhance our relationship with Premiere Networks to provide quality programming to sports fans."
This continued collaboration between the dominant sports media brand worldwide and one of the leading radio networks in the nation will produce the highest quality in sports talent, broadcast and events, including the upcoming NFL Draft, World Cup and others. More details will be announced at a later date.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, Fox Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. Fox Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2; Fox Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, Fox Sports also encompasses Fox Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, Fox Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as a licensing agreement that establish the Fox Sports Radio Network.
About Fox Sports Radio
The Fox Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Networks in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven, caller intensive sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. With studios also in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Phoenix, Cincinnati and Las Vegas, the Fox Sports Radio Network can be heard on nearly 400 stations, as well as FOXSports.com on MSN, and iHeartRadio. Additional information is available atwww.FOXSportsRadio.com.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches 240 million listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Andy Dean, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Jay Mohr and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.