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[06/27/24 - 08:02 AM]
TNT Sports & Big East Conference Announce New Six-Year Media Rights Agreement for Men's & Women's College Basketball Beginning in 2025-26
Highlights include more than 50 men's college basketball regular season games each season, with at least 30 conference games and a minimum of 20 non-conference games.

[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]

TNT Sports & BIG EAST Conference Announce New Six-Year Media Rights Agreement for Men's & Women's College Basketball Beginning in 2025-26

TNT Sports Platforms - with TNT as the Lead Network - to Present More Than 65 Regular Season Big East College Basketball Games Each Season

TNT Sports and the BIG EAST Conference announced today a new six-year media rights agreement that will feature more than 65 regular season BIG EAST college basketball games airing across TNT - as the lead network - along with TBS, truTV and Max, beginning with the 2025-26 season.

Highlights of the agreement include:

More than 50 men's college basketball regular season games each season, with at least 30 conference games and a minimum of 20 non-conference games

At least 15 women's college basketball regular season games each season

All live games available on Max

In-depth highlights and ancillary content across all platforms, including Bleacher Report, House of Highlights, and more.

"BIG EAST basketball has historically delivered some of the most thrilling teams and moments in college sports, including its most recent accomplishments, and we are excited to showcase the conference and its fantastic men's and women's college basketball programs on all of our TNT Sports platforms," said Luis Silberwasser, Chairman and CEO, TNT Sports. "This agreement further adds to TNT Sports' portfolio of premium live sports content, featuring championship-caliber college basketball programs and student athletes, and we will utilize all of our assets to elevate the fan experience."

With this agreement, TNT Sports further bolsters its season-long college basketball coverage, which also includes the Hall of Fame Las Vegas season tip-off event, the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic in-season HBCU showcase, and exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, which is co-produced with CBS Sports.

Recognized for its innovative approach, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship has earned more than 40 Sports Emmy nominations honoring its industry-leading production, distribution, marketing, and multi-platform coverage.

Additional information about TNT Sports' coverage of BIG EAST Conference men's and women's basketball will be announced in the lead up to the inaugural season.

About TNT Sports

TNT Sports is a global leader in the delivery of premium sports content. The TNT Sports U.S. portfolio includes expansive, multi-platform partnerships with the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, National Hockey League, United States Soccer Federation, College Football Playoff games and, starting in 2025, NASCAR and Roland-Garros. Owned and operated platforms are highlighted by Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans, along with House of Highlights, HighlightHER, Golf Digest, and a full suite of digital and social portfolio brands. Additionally, TNT Sports co-manages NBA Digital - comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com - as well as NCAA.com and NCAA March Madness Live. TNT Sports in Europe and the Republic of Ireland includes partnerships with the NBA, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UFC, WWE and more, as well as much-loved brands Eurosport, Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and multi-sport programming and content on discovery+ and Discovery's free-to-air TV networks.

About the BIG EAST Conference

The BIG EAST Conference is an association of 11 nationally prominent colleges and universities that foster healthy athletic competition, community service and the pursuit of excellence in academic environments. The BIG EAST-sponsored athletic programs of our institutions provide national-caliber participation opportunities for more than 3,800 student-athletes on over 200 men's and women's teams in 22 sports. Established in 1979 and headquartered in New York City, the BIG EAST's members are located in eight of the country's top 38 largest media markets and include Butler University, University of Connecticut, Creighton University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, St. John's University, Seton Hall University, Villanova University and Xavier University. For more information, visit www.bigeast.com.





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