The Big Ten has a contract with ESPN for 41 games and a regional TV contract with the Big Ten Network (BTN), a FOX Sports Media Group & Big Ten joint venture. Under the contracts:
- Up to 17 games on ABC
- Up to 25 games on ESPN/ESPN2
- Every team guaranteed two appearances on BTN, with one appearance being a conference game
For selection order, ABC has the first selection of games every week. Most weeks ESPN/ESPN2 will have the next set of game choices, followed by BTN. BTN will be able to leapfrog ESPN and/or ESPN2 on select weekends.
Source: Big Ten