The American Athletic Conference has a contract with ESPN Networks for all of their football television rights. ABC/ESPN will guarantee the conference a minimum of 28 games to air on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU with a minimum of three of the 28 games on ABC. Games may also appear on ESPNEWS and ESPN3.
ESPN has elected to sublicense 13-15 games per year to CBS Sports Network. Navy, who had an existing television agreement as an independent, will continue to have the rights to their home games retained by CBS Sports Network, except for the Army-Navy game and when Navy is the home team vs. Notre Dame (CBS has that game). The Navy telvision contract covers through the 2017 football season with an option to air Navy's hosted game vs. Notre Dame in 2018 on CBS. Navy's American Athletic Conference road games will be part of the conference's rights package with ESPN.
The contract with ESPN, along with ESPN's sublicense agreement with CBS Sports Network, end after the 2019-2020 athletic year.