Big Ten media rights: Reports offer insight into how game selection will work for networks
Big Ten media rights are officially moving into a historic CBS, FOX and NBC partnership. There are questions of how game assignments between the networks will work, with a couple of reporters offering some insight on social media.
CBS notably gets first pick of the SEC slate on a weekly basis for it “SEC on CBS” 3:30 p.m. showcase game. With the B1G’s new partnership, no network will be getting the top pick for every week, Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press shared.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg tweeted more details. He shared that “Fox and Big Ten will shape the ‘draft selection mosaic,’ noting that prime matchups like Michigan vs. Ohio State will likely still land on FOX as the Big Noon Saturday game. The chair of NBC Sports told Rittenberg, “We’re incredibly comfortable with the way the picks will work.”
Definitely notable. Fox and Big Ten will shape the “draft selection mosaic,” as Kevin Warren called it. Would still expect Michigan-Ohio State to be on Fox pretty much every year.
NBC Sports chair: “We’re incredibly comfortable with the way the picks will work.” https://t.co/3UNXNqbkVm
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 18, 2022
In addition to the 3 major broadcast networks, games will also air on FOX’s Big Ten Network, FOX Sports 1 and NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming platform.