Sports Business Journal reporter predicts B1G will leave ESPN for another broadcast company in 2022
One reporter for the Sports Business Journal believes that the B1G could leave their deal with ESPN in the near future.
The B1G could leave ESPN for a new deal with Fox and CBS in 2022 per John Ourand of Sports Business Journal. Fox already owns 51% of Big Ten Network, and could start looking to own more in the future according to Ourand.
He posted his 2022 sports media predictions on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
ICYMI: Sports Media Predictions for 2022
* Big Ten leaves ESPN for Fox/CBS
* If CBS gets the Big Ten, its SEC package will move to ESPN early
* ESPN renews Formula One
* MLS signs ESPN/WarnerMediahttps://t.co/TXBIfY3jjN
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) December 21, 2021
If the B1G does end up leaving ESPN for Fox/CBS, the Ourand believes that the SEC leave its deal with CBS and try to get the ESPN package early. His other predictions included ESPN renewing Formula One, and MLS signing with ESPN/Warner Media.
The sports media world could be in for some changes coming in 2022.