There is good news for those who like watching Notre Dame football on television. NBC and Notre Dame has come to an agreement. The agreement is to extend the Notre Dame - NBC partnership for five more years. That means that Irish fans (and enemies of Notre Dame. Let's face it, many tune in hoping to see Notre Dame lose.) can look forward to seeing home games on NBC through 2015.
The new contract is for the time period of 2011-2015. That makes the fifth time a five year contract extension has been offered and agreed upon. NBC, for the five year period (2011-2015), has agreed to show eight Notre Dame games. Seven of those games would be home games, while an eighth would be the neutral site game that former athletic Director Kevin White fashioned.
NBC has been televising all Notre Dame home games since 1991. That would make 25 consecutive seasons of Notre Dame football on NBC at the end of the contract extension. NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said, "We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing our landmark agreement with Notre Dame, the most storied brand in college sports,".