As previously reported, ESPN filed suit against Conference USA and indicated that Conference USA backed out of a new contract worth approximately $22 million. On August 16, 2011, espn.com reported that the parties amicably resolved their dispute. In accordance with the settlement agreement, ESPN will televise Conference USA’s football championship game from 2011-2015. All the remaining inventory of Conference USA football games will be televised by Fox. Reportedly, Fox executives worked with Conference USA to help resolve the dispute and find a solution that was beneficial for all sides.
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