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 previously had a television agreement as an independent with CBS Sports Network, will have their home games included in the ESPN agreement, except for the Army-Navy game and potentially Navy vs. Notre Dame in 2018 (CBS has an option on that game).
The contract with ESPN, along with ESPN's sublicense agreement with CBS Sports Network, end after the 2019-2020 athletic year.