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Big 12 reaches $2.6B deal with ESPN, Fox

DALLAS — The Big 12 has reached an agreement with ESPN and Fox Sports on a 13-year contract reportedly worth $2.6 billion to televise football and men’s basketball through 2024-25.

Financial terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t released.

The deal will include games on ABC and all of the ESPN platforms, including the Longhorn Network. ESPN said Fox Sports was also part of the agreement.

ESPN said it will televise up to 19 conference-controlled football games through 2015, then that number would increase to 23 starting in 2016.

ESPN will have exclusive rights to the Big 12 basketball tournament and will televise up to 105 games per season.



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