Television station KUTV and the University of Utah have signed an agreement worth more than $1 million, the largest in the school's history, to air Ute athletic events for the next three years, officials said.

The pact will give KUTV Sports exclusive Salt Lake market television broadcast rights to university athletic events, said a statement released Friday.

Station officials said the agreement means more live coverage of Ute football, basketball and women's gymnastics than ever before. About 1.8 million viewers in Utah and seven surrounding states make up KUTV's coverage area, officials said.