Big Ten confirms new TV deals with Fox, ESPN, CBS and BTN

  • 07/24/2017 2:00 pm in

As initially reported in June of 2016 by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany confirmed the league’s new six-year television deal with Fox, ESPN and CBS on Monday.

In addition, Delany also announced that the Big Ten and BTN have extended their partnership through 2032.

The announcement from Delany came at Big Ten football media days in Chicago.

The deal with CBS is for six years and is basketball only. The agreements with Fox and ESPN are for football, basketball and other Olympic sports, according to Delany.

ESPN’s Burke Magnus and Larry Jones of Fox Sports both spoke about the deals at the podium in Chicago.

BTN President Mark Silverman also announced the availability of BTN on both Hulu and YouTube TV.

The Big Ten Network will celebrate its 10-year anniversary next month.

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