Recent sports media news, including FOX reportedly giving consideration to playing music during live game action, FOX agreeing to an extension of its UEFA Champions League deal, and ESPN relocating to Fort Worth for Super Bowl XLV.
- According to USA Today, FOX is considering adding music to live NFL game action. The network “[tested] the idea by adding snippets of music to its coverage of Seattle-San Francisco on Sunday.” A FOX spokesman told USA Today that the plan was in the “experimental” stage. (USA Today)
- Fox Sports and UEFA have agreed to a three-year extension of their current television deal. The various Fox Sports networks will air the UEFA Champions League through 2015, with the Champions League Final scheduled to air on the FOX broadcast network. The current deal was set to expire in 2012. (foxsports.com)
- ESPN plans to shift its “entire corporate headquarters” to Fort Worth, TX the week of Super Bowl XLV, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Among those making the “massive move south” will be ESPN/ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)