NBC Universal and Peacock boost sports offering with Big Ten college football

NBCUniversal has struck a seven-year deal for NBC and streamer Peacock to become the exclusive home of Big Ten Saturday Night US college football, beginning in 2023.

Peacock will also exclusively stream eight additional Big Ten Football games each season.

Big Ten Saturday Night will mark the first time ever that Big Ten Football will have a dedicated weekly primetime game on a national broadcast network, NBCUniversal said. NBC Sports will present the 2026 Big Ten Football Championship Game on NBC and Peacock.

Peacock and NBC Sports will be a year-round destination for the best in college sports.

The deal means that Peacock sports offerings and premium live events in 2022 will include the eight Big Ten Football games, an NFL regular-season game, a full season of MLB Sunday Leadoff, 180 Premier League matches, a Notre Dame Football game, early round coverage of USGA and The R&A Golf Championships, middle weekend matches at Roland Garros, 5h3 Tour de France, an Indycar race and WWE premium live events, including WrestleMania 39.

Pete Bevacqua, chairman, NBC Sports, said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Kevin Warren and the Big Ten Conference on this robust package of sports. With Big Ten Saturday Night and Sunday Night Football headlining each fall weekend in primetime on NBC and Peacock, along with our historic Notre Dame Football partnership, NBC Sports will be the home of the premier games in college football and the NFL. In addition, with the rights to a wide range of Big Ten events, Peacock and NBC Sports will be a year-round destination for the best in college sports.”

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