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Thursday, August 18, 2022
NBCUNIVERSAL AND BIG TEN CONFERENCE REACH 7-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR NBC AND PEACOCK TO BECOME EXCLUSIVE HOME OF “BIG TEN SATURDAY NIGHT” FOOTBALL PACKAGE FROM 2023
Peacock will exclusively host 8 additional Big Ten football games each season
Long-term partnership to include men’s and women’s basketball games, Olympic sports, golf and more through Peacock
Associated to Sunday night footballNBC Sports will be the Primetime Home of America’s Most Popular Sport every Saturday and Sunday this fall
STAMFORD, Connecticut – August 18, 2022 – NBCUniversal and the Big Ten Conference today announced a historic 7-year agreement for NBC and Peacock to become the exclusive home of Big Ten Saturday Night Soccerfrom 2023. Peacock will also serve as the exclusive residence for eight Additional Big Ten Football matches every season.
Big Ten Saturday Night will mark the first time Big Ten Football will have a dedicated weekly prime-time game on a national broadcast network. NBC Sports will show the 2026 Big Ten Football Championship Game on NBC and Peacock.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Kevin Warren and the Big Ten Conference on this strong sports package,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “With Big Ten Saturday Night and Sunday night football Headlining each fall primetime weekend on NBC and Peacock, as well as our historic partnership with Notre Dame Football, NBC Sports will host major college football and NFL games. Plus, with the rights to a wide array of Big Ten events, Peacock and NBC Sports will be a year-round destination for top college sports.
“NBC and its direct-to-consumer streaming service Peacock will provide exciting ways to experience Big Ten sporting and marquee events, including watching Big Ten football on Saturdays during prime time,” the commissioner said. Big Ten conference. Kevin Warren. “Our whole conference is inspired by our new partnership. We look forward to working with their world-class team, especially Jeff Shell, Mark Lazarus, Pete Bevacqua and Jon Miller as we usher in an era of transformation for our student-athletes, coaches, member institutions and fans.
“This is a major investment in our NBC broadcast platform, which also strengthens our streaming service, Peacock,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The Big Ten conference is a powerful addition for both, and will provide a large and new audience throughout the year.”
NBC Sports/Peacock’s new deal with college sports’ top conference will also include dozens of men’s and women’s basketball games (including multiple games each year in the men’s and women’s Big Ten tournaments), Olympic sports, golf and more, featuring hundreds of hours of Big Ten content on Peacock.
Today’s Big Ten announcement continues NBC Sports’ tradition of presenting the greatest sporting events in partnership with the most important organizations in the worldhighlighted by long-term agreements through the end of the decade with the NFL, IOC, PGA TOUR and Premier League.
Among exclusive Peacock sports offers and premium live events in 2023: eight Big Ten Football games, one NFL regular season game, one full season of MLB Sunday Kickoff180 Premier League games, a Notre Dame football game, coverage of the USGA first round and R&A golf championships, mid weekend games at Roland Garros, the Tour de France, an INDYCAR race and premium WWE live events, including WrestleMania 39.
Peacock’s extensive programming includes live sports coverage, including Sunday night footballpremier league, MLB Sunday Kickoff, NASCAR, INDYCAR, Notre Dame Football, Golf, Olympics, Football World Cup (in Spanish), horse racing and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which airs Peacock Original brother of another and staples like The Dan Patrick Show andTalk about professional football live. Click here to learn more and register.