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FOX Sports provides digital distribution of full-length Bowl Championship Series games
FOX Sports has made available full-length games from the 2007 Tostitos Bowl Bash on FOX — which includes the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Tostitos BCS National Championship Game — on the Internet via several digital download sites. Developed in partnership with the Bowl Championship Series, the complete content offering includes full-length games, condensed games, preview shows and highlights. It is the first time that FOX Sports has made downloadable content available for sports fans on the Web.
Fans can access the Tostitos Bowl Bash downloads by visiting FOX Sports on MSN , Fox Interactive Media’s Direct2Drive, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Unbox, AOL Video, CinemaNow and Instant Media. FOX Sports on MSN and Direct2Drive also offered a comprehensive programming hub for the Tostitos Bowl Bash, including a free, live simulcast of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, which marks the first time a Jan. 1 bowl game has been streamed live on the Internet.
College football fans will be able to purchase preview shows covering each of the BCS games airing on FOX Sports and also pre-order full-length games, highlight packages and Short Cuts — a condensed version that allows users to watch each game in approximately 20 minutes. Fans can purchase single-game highlights or a Best of the Bowl Bash highlight package produced exclusively for digital distribution that will feature the best plays from all five games in one program.