US broadcaster Fox Sports on Wednesday announced plans to offer for the first time digital distribution of full length American college football Bowl Championship Series games through iTunes and other online video download services, including Amazon's Unbox, AOL Video, CinemaNow and Instant Media. The downloads will begin on today, 28 December 2006.
The broadcast of a series of interstate collegiate games marks the first time that Fox Sports has made downloadable content available on the internet.
Most full-length games will be available for download within 24 hours of a game's completion. Fox Sports will also produce "Short-Cuts" and "Best of the Bowl Bash" highlight programs at a reduced price.