The new 12-year deal goes into effect in 2012, and includes "TV Everywhere" platform rights for the broadcast, national cable and Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network packages (the ability to distribute games on any and all available platforms, including the computer, mobile and tablets). Its content highlights include:
44 regular-season football games televised annually on select ESPN and Fox broadcast or national cable networks, including ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox broadcast network and FX.
10 regular-season football games per year will be on a combination of the ABC and Fox broadcast networks with full national clearance with a substantial commitment or primetime coverage.
34 regular-season games on national cable networks, FX, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
The remaining regular-season football games, an average of approximately three games per week, will be featured exclusively on the Pac-12 Network.
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game, starting with Fox Sports in 2012 (Fox already has rights to the inaugural 2011 game) and then rotating between Fox Sports and ESPN each year. The game will take place on a Friday night primetime.
68 regular-season men's basketball games, appearing on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and Fox Sports Net.
The balance of regular-season men's basketball games, more than 120 each year, will be featured exclusively on either the Pac-12 Network or Pac-12 Digital Network.
The conference's men's basketball tournament (quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship game) will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 or Fox Sports/FX. ESPN will broadcast the first basketball championships and then rotate with Fox/FX each year thereafter. The balance of the tournament will be featured exclusively on the Pac-12 Network. Fox Sports Net continues to hold all rights to the 2012 tournament.
Five women's basketball games, including the championship game of the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament, plus 10 more Olympic sports events, on the ESPN family of networks.7 comments on this story
The Pac-12 Network will exclusively feature approximately another 200 live Olympic sports telecasts across 30 men's and women's sports annually.
The Pac-12 Digital Networks will feature several hundred other live Pac-12 athletic events on an annual basis, not covered by ESPN, Fox Sports or the Pac-12 Network.
To ensure a fair distribution of games, ESPN, Fox Sports and the Pac-12 Network (which in July adds the University of Utah and the University of Colorado) will share pre-determined football and men's basketball selection rights.
— Pac-12 Conference