Fox Sports, Miami Heat Secure Longterm Television Rights Agreement
The Miami HEAT and Sun Sports, the regional sports network owned by FOX Sports, announced a new long-term television rights agreement that ensures the network will remain the exclusive regional TV home for the three-time NBA World Champion franchise. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The agreement continues a successful television and marketing partnership that began between the Heat and then-Sunshine Network 22 years ago.
In addition to televising live-game coverage of the HEAT throughout the regular season, Sun Sports will also broadcast select first-round playoff games.
“Extending our broadcasting agreement with Sun Sports is a perfect example of the stability and excellence the Miami HEAT values so highly,” said Eric Woolworth, President of The HEAT Group’s Business Operations. “For over 20 years, Sun Sports has been the place where HEAT fans live. We’re very proud that tradition lives on.”
“We are pleased Sun Sports will remain the local TV home of the Miami HEAT for years to come,” said Steve Tello, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports. “We want to thank Micky and Nick Arison, Eric Woolworth, and the entire HEAT organization for their efforts in making this deal happen, and we look forward to bringing “HEAT Nation” and HEAT programming into homes of viewers throughout South Florida.”