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WBD to bring Big East Conference basketball to TNT Sports

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Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has signed a broadcast deal with Big East Conference that will bring more men’s and women’s college basketball games to TNT Sports in the United States, the company announced on Thursday.

The deal starts next year with the 2025-26 season, executives at WBD affirmed in a statement, and will see TBS, TNT and Tru TV air at least 50 men’s college basketball games and more than 15 women’s college basketball games each season.

All games will stream on Max, WBD said. Presumably, with WBD participating in the joint venture Venu Sports, the games will also stream on there. Venu Sports is expected to launch in August.

“Big East basketball has historically delivered some of the most thrilling teams and moments in college sports, including its most recent accomplishments, and we are excited to showcase the conference and its fantastic men’s and women’s college basketball programs on all of our TNT Sports platforms,” said Luis Silberwasser, the Chairman and CEO of TNT Sports. “This agreement further adds to TNT Sports’ portfolio of premium live sports content, featuring championship-caliber college basketball programs and student athletes, and we will utilize all of our assets to elevate the fan experience.”

The agreement allows TNT Sports to bolster its roster of live college basketball games, which includes the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, more commonly known as “March Madness.” Rights to the tournament are shared with Paramount Global’s CBS Sports. TNT Sports also airs the Hall of Fame Las Vegas season tip-off event and the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic in-season HBCU showcase.

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