The MAC has a national cable contract with ESPN Networks. The contract runs through the 2026-27 athletic year. ESPN's contract includes the ability to sublicense games and guaranteed coverage for all MAC games.
The previous contract allowed for at least six regular season games will air on ESPN or ESPN2, plus a minimum of five games on ESPNU. ESPN3 and ESPN+ will be used for any game not distributed on some form of national or regional television. ESPN is working with the schools to self-produce ESPN3 content, providing them with production equipment.
An agreement to sublicense games to CBS Sports Network ends after the 2018-19 athletic year and it is unknown if it will be extended.
(at Detroit, MI)