Campus Clips: Big Sky Enters Partnership with DirecTV; Register for SVG’s The Road to CSVS Webinar

DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference have entered into a five-year agreement making DIRECTV Sports Networks and its ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks the league’s official TV partner and the home of Big Sky football and basketball. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. DIRECTV Sports Networks owns and operates three regional sports networks branded as ROOT SPORTS. The three ROOT SPORTS networks reach more than 8.7 million viewers across 18 states, including Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Utah and Colorado in the Big Sky Conference footprint. Big Sky Conference games will be distributed primarily to the Northwest and Rocky Mountain ROOT SPORTS networks, which are carried by all major distributors in those territories, including Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Cablevision and many others. In addition, as the national television rights holder for Big Sky athletics, DIRECTV Sports Networks will have the ability to distribute Big Sky games both regionally and nationally…

…Sports Video Group will host the third The Road to the CSVS webinar series next week. The free webinar, which is sponsored by XOS Digital, is entitled “Digital Networks: Managing and Distributing Video to Reach a Larger Audience” and will be held January 24 at 2 p.m. ET. Special guests include Mark Bryant, Director of Multimedia at Big South Conference, Jeremy Guy, Director of Communications, Mid-American Conference, and Barry Loudis, VP Digital Sports Networks, XOS Digital. The discussion will focus on how a school, conference, or rights holder can develop a digital network, why it’s important to your brand, and how to use it to help build revenue streams…

…College sports fans will now be able to stay on top of some of their favorite teams via their video game system. Through the XOS College Sports and SEC Digital Network applications, PlayStation 3 users now have access to a customizable college sports platform to stream current and classic content on-demand, and make the PS3 the first gaming console to offer these applications to date. The new applications give fans multi-sport, multi-conference access to full games and historic documentaries along with the ability to play, pause and replay moments from numerous games…