Notre Dame extends football agreement with NBC Sports through 2029 season

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have extended their football agreement with NBC Sports through the 2029 season, it was announced on Saturday.

With the extension, NBC Sports will continue to retain global media rights for Notre Dame home football games. The agreement also allows for select Notre Dame football games to stream exclusively on Peacock. One Notre Dame football game has streamed exclusively on Peacock each season since 2021.

“We are thrilled to continue our historic collaboration with our partners at NBC Sports,” said University of Notre Dame Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “In the next generation of this partnership, we will collaborate to provide our fans even more Notre Dame content through a variety of NBCUniversal’s distribution channels while continuing to put our student-athletes and their stories at the heart of our messaging.”

“There is no better tradition than Notre Dame Football in South Bend, and we are thrilled to keep that tradition within the NBC Sports family as we extend our relationship as the exclusive home of Fighting Irish home games through the end of the decade,” said Rick Cordella, President, NBC Sports. “With enhanced rights that allow us to present Notre Dame Football on NBC as well as across Peacock and additional platforms, we look forward to bringing the Fighting Irish to fans in more ways than ever before.”

According to the announcement, NBC Sports also retains the media rights to Notre Dame’s annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game and Notre Dame’s Pro Day. Additionally, Peacock will be the new home of an annual documentary series on Notre Dame football beginning in 2024.

Earlier on Saturday, Notre Dame defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at home, 45-7, to improve to 8-3 overall. The Fighting Irish will close out the regular-season next Saturday on the road against the Stanford Cardinal. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network at 7:00pm ET.

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The new deal is timed to coincide with the end of the current Big Ten deal.

I think NBC should next try and get some CFB for USA – perhaps sub-licensing a package of Sun Belt Conference games from ESPN (which would ideally coincide with Eastern Kentucky and Stephen F. Austin joining), as well as becoming the new home of UMass home games starting in 2025.

The NBC Extension dashes any hope that the Irish will become a full fledged member of the ACC in the near future. Of course the TV rights that the ACC signed off on will not end until sometime in the 2030’s. Thanks Mr. Swofford , the former now retired commissioner of the ACC. In the meantime, Notre Dame gets to compete in all sports in the ACC other than football. The Irish are required to play five ACC football teams each year. Talk about having your cake and eating it too!

Swarby saves the day again.

Don’t know where ND football would be without all his unique insights and initiatives.

ND players should have carried Swarby off the field after yesterday’s game.

And, of course, the movie would have been a cinematic triumph.

Dan is A Fan of Notre Dame Home Games on Peacock Network. Dan would like to see CBS to extended partnership with Mountain West & increase more games on regular TV & would make a perfect fit for CBS To have College Football Doubleheaders for Mountain West & Big Ten on Saturdays during Fall.

Dan would like to see Fighting Irish to play away ACC Games like Miami,Clemson,Syracuse,Boston College & yes Stanford on Thanksgiving Weekend during odd number years & continue to play USC away during even number years.

Hope you excuse for another comment from Dan Rakow Would like to see Notre Dame to start 2025 College Football Season to host FCS Villanova Wildcats at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday 8/30. Notre Dame to host Clemson Tigers & Penn State Nittany Lions to host Furman Paladins for FCS replacement to Villanova Wildcats. Notre Dame play at Miami Hurricane last weekend either Friday 11/28 or Saturday 11/29.