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Hart Sharp Unveils College Gridiron Pact

8 Dec, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Hart Sharp Video, sports producer StarGames and licensing body Collegiate Images have formed a pact to create and distribute a series of DVDs based on the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) college football national championships.

The first to-be-named DVD will be released shortly after the upcoming BCS national championship game between the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Florida Gators Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz.

The DVD will street Feb. 6 (pre-book Jan. 9) for $19.95.

Other possible DVDs include the University of Southern California Trojans against the University of Michigan Wolverines Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against Louisiana State University Tigers Jan. 3 at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

The DVD series follows Hart Sharp's successful college football title, Live the Dream: The Texas Longhorns' Magical March to the National Championship, which has sold 60,000 units since its release Feb. 21.

“The distribution of [college football] championship programming has long been an important area for Hart Sharp Video,” said president Joe Amodei. “We are delighted to continue this tradition with The Champions Series, which compliments our growing list of sports titles.”

Other Hart Sharp sports DVDs include Game 6, an independent film starring actor and baseball aficionado Michael Keaton; Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox and Yankeeography: Vol. 3.

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