What Does The Big Ten’s New Media Deal Mean For College Basketball Fans?

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The Big Ten’s historic media deal is official, and there will be some changes for college basketball fans.

The powerhouse athletic conference scored an unprecedented media deal with NBC, CBS and Fox for north of $1 billion annually.

Big Ten officially agrees to new media deal with CBS, NBC and Fox. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

While there’s been a ton of focus on college football, and rightfully so, college basketball fans who support Big Ten teams also want to know what will happen.

It’s pretty simple!

How much is the Big Ten’s new media deal worth? (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Fox, BTN, FS1, CBS and Peacock will all broadcast B1G men’s basketball starting in 2023, according to a release from the conference. The conference tournament semi-finals and title game will continue to air on CBS, and all basketball games on CBS will also stream on Paramount+.

Interestingly, Big Ten basketball games won’t air on NBC, but Peacock will stream 47 games featuring Big Ten teams.

The Big Ten finalizes historic media deal. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

To put it as simply as possible, there will be multiple places to soak up B1G basketball, and the only real major change is Peacock picking up games.

Of course, it’ll be weird moving off ESPN, but that’s the nature of new media deals. Things change, and NBC, Fox and CBS are all going to cash in with this new deal.

What does the Big Ten’s new media deal mean for college basketball? (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Let us know in the comments what you think of the B1G’s new deal.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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