Game-Changer: NCAA and ESPN's Mega $920 Million Deal Revolutionizes College Sports Broadcasting

New Agreement Reached

ESPN and the NCAA have entered into an eight-year media rights agreement starting September 1, 2024.

Deal Value

The deal is valued at $920 million and represents a significant increase from previous agreements.

Wide Coverage

The agreement includes media rights for 40 NCAA championships, comprising 21 women's and 19 men's events.

Inclusion of Various Sports

Sports like softball, volleyball, gymnastics, and baseball will be covered under this deal.

Focus on Women's Basketball

The deal includes discussions about revenue distribution for women's basketball, reflecting its increasing value.

Expansive Broadcasting

The agreement guarantees coverage of events across various Disney networks including ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN+.

Key Championships Featured

Marquee events like the basketball championships and women’s gymnastics will be aired on Disney’s ABC network.

New Additions to Coverage

The deal adds coverage for the Division I men’s and women’s tennis team championships and the national men’s gymnastics championship.

Investment in Production and Promotion

The deal involves increased rights fees and investment in production, promotion, and original content.

Enhanced Accessibility

The agreement ensures broadcasting of college sports tournaments across multiple platforms, enhancing accessibility for viewers.