Big Ten lands $7 billion-plus TV deal and ‘is not done’ yet

The Big Ten’s lucrative new media rights deal, the largest in college athletics history, could bring the conference nearly $10 billion.

The Big Ten — which has expanded to include USC and UCLA in 2024 — has struck a deal with Fox, CBS, NBC, Peacock and FS1 that begins July 1, 2023. The seven-year contract will bring in between $7 billion and $8 billion, according to the Action Network.

Michigan and Ohio State playing on Nov. 27, 2022.
Michigan and Ohio State playing on Nov. 27, 2022.
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If the conference expands — and the Big Ten “is not done” adding schools, sources told Action Network — the contract could be in the $10 billion neighborhood.

The jaw-dropping deal is notable not just for the amount but the network it excludes. ESPN will not be broadcasting Big Ten football and basketball for the first time in 40 years, as The Post’s Andrew Marchand first reported. ABC/ESPN will host the top SEC football games beginning in 2024.

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