KATV Signs Hog Ball Rights Over to ISP Sports
Source: Associated Press A North Carolina firm, ISP Sports of Winston-Salem, is the new holder of television and radio rights for University of Arkansas sports events.
A joint news release yesterday said Little Rock television station KATV had signed over the radio and television rights for Arkansas to ISP. KATV will be the flagship television station for a new Razorback sports network.
KATV is owned by by Arlington (Virginia)-based Allbritton Communications Company.
ISP will also be the holder of multimedia rights to Razorback sports events, under the name Razorback Sports Properties.
The news release says the 10-year agreement will guarantee Arkansas $73 million, including $5.7 million in the first year. Last year, UA took in $3.4 million from the arrangement with KATV.