Compass Media Networks, Learfield Sports announce contract extension
Compass Media Networks remains exclusive national radio broadcaster of Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament and The Big Ten Football Championship Game.
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Compass Media Networks and Learfield Sports announced a multiyear extension whereby Compass Media Networks retains first right of refusal to broadcast any Learfield Sports home football and men’s basketball games, retains the exclusive national radio rights to broadcast The Big Ten Football Championship Game and the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and will broadcast expanded coverage of regular season men’s basketball and football games.
Learfield Sports is the exclusive broadcast and sports marketing partner to over 50 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities including Alabama, , Boise State, Indiana University, Iowa, NC State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Purdue, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of North Carolina, Wisconsin and the Big Ten Conference.
Compass Media Networks is America’s fastest growing national radio play-by-play broadcaster with an array of college and professional rights including, America’s Team Radio Network featuring the Dallas Cowboys, Baseball Game of the Week featuring the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday NFL Doubleheaders, The Oakland Raiders Radio Network – in addition to the college sports programming broadcast through this Learfield Sports arrangement.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Compass Media Networks,” said Greg Brown, Learfield President & CEO. “Compass provides our schools with tremendous national exposure to fans nationwide.”
“Learfield Sports has been a wonderful partner,” said Peter Kosann, CEO of Compass Media Networks. “We are honored to continue this partnership and will continue to expand the breath and depth of our coverage.”
Compass Media Networks will have the right to select any home game from Learfield Sports partner schools to broadcast nationally. The exact number of games has yet to be determined, but the new agreement calls for a minimum of 20 football and 20 men’s basketball games to be broadcast. Compass Media Networks will then produce a unique, national, play-by-play broadcast of these games including the Big Ten Football Championship Game and the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Learfield Sports manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide. Additionally, Learfield Sports’ programming is seen on more than 160 local television stations, cable systems and Regional Sports Networks. Learfield Sports is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., which was founded in 1972.
More information at CompassMediaNetworks.com