The Big Ten Network will pay each league school $7.9 million from the last school year, an increase of 21 per cent over the previous year when each school was given $6.5 million. Each league school will get $22.6 million total in all broadcast rights fees. Beginning next year Nebraska will figure in to the Big Ten Network revenue mix.
It's amazing how much revenue that means for each league school and is crucial for budgets in the league that can run as high as $100 million in some cases like, Michigan and Ohio State. The future is expected to be bright for the Big Ten Network which is adding to its advertising base in the past couple of years.
It's clear the Big Ten Network has done its job thus far when you consider it was designed to provide extra revenues for schools and their athletic programs when budgets continue to grow not decrease.