Austin, Texas — Fox Sports has announced it will be the official sports network in Austin for the first time in 2018.
The Austin, TX-based network will televise all of the major college football, women’s college basketball, women, high school football, men’s college football and men’s basketball programs from a variety of ESPN properties, including College GameDay, FS1 and FS2.
The new partnership marks the first of its kind for the network.
“Fox Sports in Austin is a great fit for us, a fan favorite and a hub of college sports content,” said Bill Shine, president and CEO of Fox Sports, in a statement.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fox Sports Austin and bring the best of ESPN’s sports programming to the Lone Star State.”
The new lineup includes college football coverage on FS1, ESPN2, FSN and ESPNU.
The network will air its first football telecast in 2018 on ESPN’s telecast of the College Football Playoff, a 12-team postseason tournament played each fall between the top two teams in the country.
ESPN’s coverage will also include the 2019 SEC championship game.
Fox Sports will air all of its college basketball and women’s basketball programming on FS2, Fox Sports GO and Fox Sports Go Plus.
College basketball coverage will be available exclusively on Fox Sports 1, which is currently the only network offering coverage of the NCAA tournament.
The company is also planning to launch new digital platforms, including Fox Sports Premium and Fox Soccer, later this year.
Fox Soccer will premiere in the fall of 2019.
Fox’s College Football Network will also have a slate of new national programming, including the 2017 SEC Championship Game, a College Football Playoffs tournament, a full slate of College Gameday studio shows and a live broadcast of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
“Austin is an ideal fit for Fox Sports as we aim to grow the network’s sports portfolio in a way that is both compelling and accessible,” said Scott Siegel, FoxSports President and CEO, in the release.
“Our ESPN and FoxSports teams, which have a strong history of producing premium content for college sports fans, will bring viewers and advertisers the best college football in the world.”