Big Ten Media Rights: Here's the broadcast breakdown per network in B1G's new deal
The B1G has secured its new media deal with CBS, NBC, and FOX. The deal will run through the 2029-2030 season and is reported to be worth north of $8 billion.
CBS was previously with the SEC, but SEC games will be solely broadcast by ESPN starting in 2024. NBC was known for carrying Notre Dame football games before the B1G media rights deal. This also means that the networks will be splitting the rights to the B1G Championship Game as well, depending on the year.
The #B1G has reached distribution agreements with CBS, FOX, NBC and NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 18, 2022
The B1G’s new media contract begins in the 2023 season. FOX will have games at Noon ET, CBS will have games at the 3:30 ET window, and NBC will be broadcasting primetime games. Here is the breakdown for each network in the new agreement per the B1G:
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BTN will maintain its strong position as the home for Big Ten fans, as the network will continue to televise a full slate of football, basketball and Olympic sport competition throughout the entire year.
CBS’s initial season in 2023 will include seven football games and both regular season and postseason men’s basketball action, along with the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament final appearing on CBS for the first time. The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament semifinals and final will continue the tradition of airing on CBS, which they have done for 25 years. Every CBS Big Ten football and basketball broadcast will also be streamed on Paramount+, Paramount Global’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
FOX has renewed its agreement to televise football and men’s basketball games each season, with the opportunity to carry additional sports throughout the year. The Big Ten Conference’s partnership with FOX reached its high point during the 2021-22 year, as FOX captured the #1 time slot in college football for the first time with its Big Noon Saturday platform that featured 10-14 games involving a Big Ten team, and a men’s basketball season that ended with the top three most watched games in the history of FS1 all featuring Big Ten programs.
NBC will produce 14-to-16 games on broadcast television each season as it introduces college football fans to Big Ten Saturday Night. Each Big Ten game on NBC broadcast will also be simul-streamed on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. NBC Sports has established the most dominant primetime franchise in television history, as its Sunday Night Football has been primetime’s No. 1 show for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years – a streak that is currently active.
Peacock, NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer streaming service will deliver exclusive Big Ten football and basketball games each season, as eight regular-season football games will appear on the platform along with as many as 47 regular-season men’s basketball games (32 conference and 15 non-conference) and 30 regular-season women’s basketball games (20 conference and 10 non-conference).