<!-- Image with inadequate rationale removed: -->When the Bowl Championship Series
was formed in 1998, television
coverage was consolidated on the ABC Television Network
. Beginning with the 2006 season, the Fox Broadcasting Company
took over television coverage of the Sugar Bowl
, Orange Bowl
, and Fiesta Bowl
games. ABC retained the Rose Bowl game
under a separate contract. Radio
broadcast coverage has been on ESPN radio.
From 1999 to 2006 (1998-2005 seasons), all games of the BCS were televised by ABC Sports
. Generally, coverage consisted of two games on New Year's Day
, one on January 2, and one on either January 3 or 4. ABC paid nearly $25 million per year for the broadcast rights to the Fiesta, Sugar and Orange bowls during that time.
Starting with the 2006 season, coverage will be split between ABC and Fox
. Fox paid for each bowl game US$
20 million. Four of the BCS bowl games were on FOX: the Orange Bowl
, Sugar Bowl
, Fiesta Bowl
, and a new fifth game, the BCS......