The Big Ten Conference's media rights deal has become official.
With new distribution deals with CBS, FOX, NBC and NBCUniversal's Peacock, the conference said its new seven-year deal through the 2029-30 season will reach the broadest audience in the country, including each of the top three media markets in the country: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, once the Big Ten officially adds UCLA and USC in August 2024.
Big Ten finalizes media deal: Ohio State fans will change the channel to CBS, FOX, NBC as Big Ten finalizes new TV deal
Here's what we know.
What TV channel will Ohio State football games be on?
Starting in the 2023 season, Big Ten football games will air on FOX and FS1, NBC and Peacock, CBS and Big Ten Network.
CBS will air seven regular season games starting in 2023, which will be raised to 14 or 15 starting in 2024. Its inventory includes a Black Friday game.
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NBC will air 16 regular season games in 2023 and 14-to-16 games between 2024-29. Its inventory includes a Black Friday prime-time game and a Labor Day Sunday prime-time game. Peacock is set to air eight regular-season games from 2023-29.
FOX and FS1 will air 24-27 Big Ten football games in 2023 before expanding to 30-32 from 2024-29. Big Ten Network will get 38-41 games in 2023 before expanding to 41 games maximum between 2024-29.
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On Saturday's in the fall, the Big Ten will be aired on FOX's "Big Noon Saturday" at noon, CBS' 3:30 p.m. window and NBC's "Big Ten Saturday Night" game in primetime.
Will Ohio State football games be on ESPN?
ABC and ESPN is not a part of the Big Ten's latest media rights deal.
Which network will air the Big Ten football championship?
In the Big Ten's next media deal, FOX will have the most chances to air the football conference championship game.
FOX will air the Big Ten championship in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029.
NBC will air the 2026 Big Ten championship, while CBS will air the game in 2024 and 2028.
What about Ohio State men's basketball?
Big Ten men's basketball games will be shared with each member of the conference's media deal.
While continuing to air the Big Ten tournament semifinal and championship games, CBS will air nine-to-11 regular-season games in 2023-24 before expanding to 15 in 2024-25 and beyond.
FOX will air 45 men's basketball games in 2023-24, which will continue in 2024-25 and beyond.
While NBC is not set to air any other Big Ten sport than football, 32 regular-season games — 20 conference and 12 non-conference — will air on Peacock, including an opening night doubleheader of the conference tournament. In 2024-25 and beyond, the number of regular-season games will boost to 47.
The Big Ten network will air 126 men's basketball games minimum starting in 2023-24 along with four games on Thursday from the conference tournament and the four semifinal games Friday.
What about other Ohio State athletics?
Big Ten regular-season women's basketball games will be shown on FOX/FS1, Big Ten Network and Peacock, while CBS gained the rights to the conference tournament championship game.
Big Ten Network will continue to carry many of the conference's Olympic sports, while FS1 and Peacock has the rights to select competitions.
How much money will Ohio State receive?
The Big Ten Conference has not released any specific terms with its seven-year media rights agreement with FOX, CBS and NBC.
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that the agreement is valued at more than $7 billion.
The Big Ten is expected to eventually distribute $80-$100 million per year to each of its 16 members of the conference after USC and UCLA arrive in 2024.
According to USA Today, in the conference's most recent fiscal year not impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it issued $54.3 million to most of its members.
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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Here's what the Big Ten media rights deal means for Ohio State