SWX Partnership to Provide Fans Viewing Opportunities

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho and its athletics multimedia rights partner, Learfield Sports’ Idaho Vandals Sports Properties, today unveiled its television broadcast plans with partner SWX for two home football games – Temple (Sept. 28) and Texas State (Nov. 2).

SWX will produce and distribute the two games so fans can watch the Vandals take on the Owls and the Bobcats respectively at 2 p.m. PT from the Kibbie Dome. SWX will distribute the games to viewers in the Spokane-Coeur D-Alene, Kennewick-Pasco-Richland and Yakima viewership areas. Additionally, King Broadcasting-owned KTVB-TV, channel7 in Boise and KTFT7-TV in Twin Falls will carry the games. Altitude Sports & Entertainment also will distribute the games and Inside the Vandals weekly show throughout its footprint to more than five million subscribers.

“We are glad to provide Vandals’ fans several broadcast choices for these two home games,” said Ann Brett Gillespie Strickland, general manager for Idaho Vandals Sports Properties. “We are able to extend our reach of coverage leveraged by our SWX partnership, as well as provide fans a chance to connect to the team during a highly anticipated new season under new head coach Paul Petrino.”

In addition to Idaho, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with NACDA and USA Today. Its exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. For more about the company’s 40-year history and comprehensive collegiate portfolio, visit learfieldsports.com.