How to watch Minnesota football on ESPN2 in 2019
The Big Ten Conference is coming off a disappointing season, but the conference is still looking to make a splash in 2019.
The conference announced Monday it has renewed its broadcast rights deal for all 20 games through 2023 for $500,000 per year.
ESPN will broadcast all games from 2021 through 2022.
The deal will be the largest deal in the history of the conference.
The SEC, which has a new deal for 2020, will pay $300,000 for each game.
The Big 12 will pay more than $200,000.
The Big Ten was the first conference to offer broadcast rights to ESPN since the company signed a three-year, $4.6 billion deal with CBS in 2015.
The new agreement will keep ESPN and the Big Ten on equal footing for 20 years.
The renewal comes a month after ESPN released a report that revealed that the network was losing $1 billion annually in rights fees due to its recent financial woes.
The SEC, in its announcement, cited declining TV ratings, and said it expects to see that trend continue.
ESPN said it is focused on the future, not on the past.
“We will continue to be a premier broadcast partner for the SEC and the rest of college football in the years to come,” said Jim Bowden, president of the Big 12.