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    Good News????

    It seems ABC/ESPN wants to re-negotiate the TV deal with the Big XII/TEXAS early. Likely because of NBC's (actually Versus rebranding) New 24/7 Sports Channel wanting to make a splash and sign ND and the Big XII. Let's hope for a major bidding war!!!!!!!!!!

    Texas best served by remaining in Big 12

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    Last edited by 1981CY; 12-28-2011 at 08:39 PM.

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    Re: Good News????

    Link?



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    Re: Good News????

    Just as long as they keep the Tour de France in July!


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    Re: Good News????

    Do I hope this goes like the last "Good News" thread, or do I want to see a sequel to that classic thread?


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    Texas best served by remaining in Big 12

    Texas will make between $19 million and $20 million from Big 12 revenue distribution this year, and ABC-ESPN has informed the league it'd like to move up their negotiations. "They want to talk early," Dodds said.

    Texas remained committed to the Big 12 where it retains its $300 million rights to the Longhorn Network – Dodds said ESPN will push for contracts with local cable carriers and satellite companies again in February – and where it can remain in its bully pulpit.

    To me, this seems like a move to freeze NBC Sports out of the market before they get in.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
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    Naw, I'll believe anything I hear from a fellow Cyclone.



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    Re: Good News????

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Texas best served by remaining in Big 12




    To me, this seems like a move to freeze NBC Sports out of the market before they get in.
    Good! As fans we can't complain if ABC wants to push up negotiations. As a matter of fact, if the big 12 were to still expand they would likely do it at the same time as when the new contract goes through!


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    Re: Good News????

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Texas best served by remaining in Big 12




    To me, this seems like a move to freeze NBC Sports out of the market before they get in.
    I cannot believe conversations have not started by now. NBC needs to make a splash if they have any chance to compete with ESPN/ABC. Their trying should drive the price of doing business up. Can't see how the Big XII does not benefit regardless of who ultimately gets the contract.

    GE and Comcast are not to be taken lightly!!!!!


    Last edited by 1981CY; 12-28-2011 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: Good News????

    NBC would be a great opportunity to make another run at ND as a full member. IMO. Long, long shot? Yes, but who would have thought 4 years ago that 4 teams would leave the Big12?




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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    NBC would be a great opportunity to make another run at ND as a full member. IMO. Long, long shot? Yes, but who would have thought 4 years ago that 4 teams would leave the Big12?
    I agree and a cable giant like GE/Comcast has the power (read money) to pull it off.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1981CY View Post
    I agree and a cable giant like GE/Comcast has the power (read money) to pull it off.
    The exact reason ESPN/ABC wants to move up negotiations. They want to continue to control as much as possible. NBC carrying NCAA football would be great for fans.




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    Re: Good News????

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Do I hope this goes like the last "Good News" thread, or do I want to see a sequel to that classic thread?
    Haven't seen Bobcats for awhile...



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    Re: Good News????

    NBC sees the ratings data. When it comes to sports content on TV, football reigns supreme and is the closest thing to being DVR proof for advertisers. Right now their inventory consists of ND home games, lower tier CFB on Versus, and Sunday night football.

    If they are going to push for Versus to become a bigger deal by re-branding as NBC Sports Network, they will need a lot of quality content and football inventory. Since there is no available NFL slots (networks just re-upped with them) CFB is going to be where they put their chips.

    THey are going to be a major bidder for Big 12 rights.

    Worst case scenario: Big 12 games get caught up in a Longhorn Network snafu if NBCSN fails to get added to the basic cable/satellite packages the carriers offer.


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    Re: Good News????

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    NBC would be a great opportunity to make another run at ND as a full member. IMO. Long, long shot? Yes, but who would have thought 4 years ago that 4 teams would leave the Big12?
    ND is going to run out of (good) teams to play when the Big 10 and Pac 12 start playing each other in a few years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Die4Cy View Post

    Worst case scenario: Big 12 games get caught up in a Longhorn Network snafu if NBCSN fails to get added to the basic cable/satellite packages the carriers offer.
    They already are on basic level aren't they? My cable company has VS/NBCSports on basic level.




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