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ESPN, Current Big East Formally Announce Media Rights Deal
Published March 19, 2013
ESPN Senior VP/College Sports Programming Burke Magnus said that the deal allows for a limited sub-license to other national broadcasters or RSNs. Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco said a network deal for basketball rights that “dovetails” with the ESPN deal will be announced “in all likelihood next week.” Aresco declined to name the network involved. Meanwhile, he did say the new name for the conference could be determined as early as April.