TV deals for major conferences

Friday July 24th, 2009

The SEC's new 15-year television contracts with ESPN and CBS are the richest (per year) in college sports. For some perspective, here's the reported value of the current network/national cable contracts for the nation's major conferences:

• ESPN: 15 years, $2.25 billion

• CBS: 15 years, $825 million

(Both deals run through 2023-2024.)MANDEL: What the SEC's deal means for the sport

• Big Ten Network: 25 years, $2.8 billion* through 2031-32

• ABC/ESPN: 10 years, $1 billion through 2016

• CBS: 10 years, $20 million for basketball through 2018-19

• ABC/ESPN: Seven years, $258 million

• Raycom Sports: 10 years, $300 million for basketball

(Both run through 2010-11.)

• ABC/ESPN: Eight years, $480 million through 2015-16

• Fox Sports Net: Four years, $78 million through 2011-12

• ABC/ESPN: Five years, $125 million for football

• Fox Sports Net: Five years, $97 million for football

• ABC/ESPN: Six years, $52.5 million for basketball

(All run through 2011-12.)

• ABC/ESPN: Six years, $200 million through 2013

• Comcast/CBS College Sports/The Mtn.: Seven years, $82 million through 2013-14

• CBS College Sports: Six years, $45.8 million

• ESPN: Six years, $22 million through 2010-11

Exact terms for the MAC, WAC and Sun Belt could not be located.

* -- projected revenue

Source: Sports Business Journal

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