The current confirmed schedule features games to air nationally by all five of the league's primary partners and every C-USA football game is expected to be available on traditional linear television or via streaming and social media. The majority of these exposures will take place on Saturday, with select Thursday and Friday night telecasts also being featured. Last week, it was announced that a pair of Louisiana Tech's football games will be nationally televised this fall on CBS Sports Network. CT on Nov.
The Chicago-based Stadium and Facebook NASDAQ: FB have collaborated through four separate agreements to stream more than live events on Facebook Watch over the past year, including college basketball and football from Conference USA , the Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and West Coast conferences, high school football and basketball, college-level Olympic sports, studio shows and even poker programming.
That number is expected to increase significantly during the upcoming college sports seasons. It is being supplemented with Facebook and Stadium collectively working with various schools to create Facebook Groups as dedicated hubs for fans to build communities around their programs and events.
The relationship has evolved to where Stadium and Facebook were partners earlier this year in a three-way media rights bid with CBS Sports to gain exclusive football and basketball rights with Conference USA, providing a template that likely will be replicated in the future.
While the year-old Stadium distributes its programming through a variety of other means, including its own digital platforms and network of over-the-air TV stations, the Facebook relationship represents by far its largest source of global reach.
McMurphy later this month will join Stadium full time. What's On Tap? Date-Matchup Sept.