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December 06, 2006 12:12 ET

2007 BCS DVD Partnership Announced

BCS, Fox Sports and Collegiate Images Announce DVD Partnership For 2007 Games With Team Marketing, Lulu

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Books Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Sports Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor FORT LAURERDALE, FL--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Collegiate Images, on behalf of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Fox Sports Productions, Inc., announced today that it has licensed the home video/DVD rights for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the FedEx Orange Bowl and the Allstate Sugar Bowl to Team Marketing, a division of Wax Works, in partnership with Lulu.

All four DVDs will feature the on-air broadcast of the games in their entirety as produced by FOX Sports as well as a bonus feature section providing fans with a unique look at the teams' road to the BCS.

"Working closely with the BCS, FOX Sports and CI, Team Marketing and Lulu are committed to bringing these products to market quickly," said Mark Geddis, CEO and president of Collegiate Images. "With the attention and energy surrounding the BCS, these DVDs will be a great addition for any football fan's collection,"

"We are pleased to bring these exciting BCS games to the fans of the participating schools and college football fans nationwide," said BCS administrator Bill Hancock. "This year's BCS match-ups promise to continue the tradition of classic games and of providing a showcase for our student-athletes."

Top-ranked and Big Ten Champion Ohio State will take on the second-ranked and SEC Champion Florida Gators in the first Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on January 8, 2007. Last year's Rose Bowl to determine the national championship between Texas and Southern Cal was a classic as Vince Young led the Longhorns to their first championship in 35 years.

The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will feature undefeated Boise State taking on the Big 12 Champion Oklahoma Sooners on January 1st in Glendale, AZ. The FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami on January 2nd will see the Big East Champion Louisville Cardinals facing off against Wake Forest, who captured their first ACC Championship since 1970 to earn a spot in the BCS. The Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 3rd returns to New Orleans after a one-year hiatus to Atlanta following Hurricane Katrina and will play host to LSU and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

The DVDs will be available in participating retailers in mid-February or fans may order them directly at www.bcsfootball.org.

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About the BCS: The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is designed to match the two top-rated teams in a national championship game and to create exciting and competitive matchups between eight other highly regarded teams in four other games. The bowl games participating are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game which will be played each year at one of the bowl sites. The BCS is managed by the commissioners of the 11 NCAA Division I-A conferences, the director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame, and representatives of the bowl organizations. The conferences are Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, Pacific 10, Southeastern and Western Athletic. (www.bcsfootball.org)

About FOX Sports: The 2006 regular season (2007 bowl games) is the first year of a television agreement with FOX Sports. The addition of the BCS adds to FOX's already impressive array of championship caliber events that includes the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR. FOX and its related cable channels are not strangers to college football. FOX Sports has televised the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day since 1999. FSN has national cable rights to Pac 10 and Big 12 football, and its regional sports networks combine to televise over 100 games locally, most of which are available nationally through Fox College Sports. (www.foxsports.com)

About Collegiate Images, LLC: Collegiate Images™ is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of copyrighted intellectual property content, focusing exclusively on college sports. CI partners with copyright holders to define, claim, protect and manage their intellectual property, allowing each copyright holder to control and monetize those rights in the ever-changing digital landscape. CI provides these services for moving images, still images and live data rights. Our partners include premier athletic programs, collegiate conferences, bowl games, national and regional sports networks and a multitude of other rights holders. (www.collegiateimages.com)

About Team Marketing and Wax Works: Wax Works, Inc. has been one of the pioneers in the home entertainment industry since 1949. Wax Works' TeamMarketing division is a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry for providing wholesale pricing to retailers for sports related DVDs. Our exclusive line of Collegiate and NASCAR DVDs, and partnership and distribution agreements with all of the major studios in the entertainment industry has enabled Team Marketing to become the destination point for retailers for buying sports related DVDs. (www.teammarketingdvd.com)

About Lulu: Lulu is the premier on-demand, independent publishing marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers providing the platform to publish, sell and buy any and all things digital - books, calendars, music, comics, photographs, movies. MRX Associates, a subsidiary of Lulu Enterprises, provides event and media management services, including sales, creative design and production as well as technology solutions that incorporate wireless, mobile and web development. (www.lulu.com) /For further information: For more information, please contact Chris Kesicke, Collegiate Images, (954) 343-8000 x 207 or email: ckesicke@collegiateimages.com, Rob Katz, Lulu, (954) 599-6388 or rkatz@lulu.com or Lou D’Ermilio, FOX Sports Networks, (212) 556-2573 or loud@fox.com./ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL, SPORTS, TECHNOLOGY, OTHER

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