NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma and FOX Sports announced Wednesday the creation of Sooner Sports TV, a 10-year partnership that will show more than 1,000 hours annually of OU sports programming on Fox Sports’ platforms.
The OU content will air on Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox College Sports and Fox Sports Plus, and will include everything from Bob Stoops press conferences to soccer, baseball and volleyball games. The channel will also air specials, moments and games from OU’s football archives.
OU officials said Sooner Sports TV will be distributed to roughly 9 million homes in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
“As we began this process, our goals were to develop a network that was widely distributed and sustainable,” said OU athletic director Joe Castiglione. “We accomplished those goals by placing Oklahoma programming on visible platforms and in a model that allows us to remain strong and viable for a long period of time. We’re excited to take this very significant step with FOX, a leader in sports and digital media, and we’re invigorated to seek more challenges while tapping into the vast media opportunities that seem to blossom every day.”
What will be on Sooner Sports TV:
Football: encore presentations of OU games originally televised on Fox and other networks, as well as the annual Spring Game
Men’s Basketball: about eight exclusive games per season, plus select encores
Women’s Basketball: select exclusive games, plus encores
Olympic Sports: exclusive events and encores of select events, including baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, and men’s and women’s gymnastics
Original Programming and Studio Shows:
OU Football Press Conference
OU – Review (weekly encore)
Sooner Football with Bob Stoops
Sooner Sports Game Day (pregame show)
Sooner Sports Overtime (postgame show – home games only)
Sooner Sports Pad
Sooner Sports Talk
Sooner Basketball with Sherri Coale
Sooner Hoops with Lon Kruger
Rounding Third (baseball/softball)
Sooner Sports Weekly (spring sports)