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9/29/2008, 10:43 AM
By Mel Bracht
The Oklahoman
Fox Sports Net will televise 60 to 65 Oklahoma Thunder games this season on a revamped network, FS Oklahoma, as part of a new multiyear television contract, network spokesman Ramon Alvarez said this morning. The NBA team was expected to make the announcement this morning.

The remaining Thunder games apparently will be televised by an Oklahoma City over-the-air station.

FS Oklahoma will launch with the first Thunder telecast in October and will be available statewide as a replacement for FSN Southwest, Alvarez said. The date of the launch has not been set.

FS Oklahoma will air “Thunder Live” pregame and postgame shows, which will be anchored from a studio in Dallas, Alvarez said.

This fall, FS Oklahoma also will begin airing Oklahoma high school state championships as part of a three-year contract with Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association. The network will air up to 16 live broadcasts and 10 tape-delayed broadcasts of state championship games. The network also is developing plans for auxilliary programming for its Oklahoma coverage, including the Thunder and high schools.

Dallas Mavericks telecasts, which have been carried in Oklahoma in past seasons, still will be available to homes outside of a 75-mile radius of Oklahoma City, the Thunder's main territorial rights, Alvarez said. If the Thunder and the Mavericks are both playing that night, the Thunder telecast will be shown on FS Oklahoma.

If there is a conflict between a Thunder telecast and a college football telecast, one of the events would be available on FSN Plus, Alvzarez said. Cox would be able to show the other event on its local channel, Cox 7 in Oklahoma City and Cox 3 in Tulsa.


9/29/2008, 09:29 PM
The games better be in HD

Lott's Bandana
9/29/2008, 10:05 PM
I'm a little unsure of what this means big picture for football, but if this FS Oklahoma replaces FS Southwest, that is not good news for Sooners Fans in the West. When I lived in CA, the FSSW games were all shown early because the West Coast games hadn't begun yet. If Oklahoma has been carved out of the mix, the Texas BigXII schools will reap major benefits, especially in exposure to blue chip HS players.

Billboard in Austin: Fox Sports Southwest: Your sideline pass for all the action.
(then a graphic of sideline passes in a fan like playing cards, with texass on top and all the other FSN/SW schools' passes, including aggy, readily identifiable, except OU. A barely-showing crimson outline with no text, tucked into the "fan".)

9/30/2008, 03:56 PM
So...what are the chances we'll see any CHL, af2, 66ers, TL, or PCL games?

starclassic tama
9/30/2008, 05:50 PM
hopefully not very high

9/30/2008, 06:07 PM
They had better still show the Dallas Stars games...

Jimminy Crimson
10/1/2008, 01:45 AM
So...what are the chances we'll see any CHL, af2, 66ers, TL, or PCL games?

Probably the best bet of the lot...

10/5/2008, 10:23 PM
Anyone know if there is a livestream option to any of this? I live in the DC area and would love to hear the stadium on opening night when they first announce the name and players. The ford center is going to implode.

10/6/2008, 11:38 AM
You'll probably have to get NBA League Pass to watch games online.

10/13/2008, 06:36 PM
They had better still show the Dallas Stars games...

They still will unless the Thunder are playing. That's how it works for FS Florida.