Notre Dame, NBC extend television agreement through 2025
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]otre Dame fans won’t have to worry about channel surfing to find Irish home game for a very long time.
The school announced today that it has agreed to a new 10-year contract with NBC Sports that gives NBC the rights to televise its home games through 2025. The current agreement expires in 2015.
NBC has been the home of Irish football since 1991.
“Coming off one of Notre Dame’s best and most dramatic seasons in decades, we could not be more proud to extend this historic partnership, which continues to be one of the most innovative in sports-media history,” NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus said.
“We are particularly excited that this extension offers enhanced rights that allow us to bring Notre Dame Football to fans on more platforms than ever before.”
The new agreement allows Notre Dame games to be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. In addition, NBC Sports Digital will continue to live stream Fighting Irish home games for the web, mobile and tablets, as it has since 2009.
“While our relationship with NBC Sports is longstanding, the more recent merger between NBC and Comcast has opened up additional avenues to expand the breadth of Notre Dame-related sports programming on NBC platforms,” Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement.