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    Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    I'm really wondering what can be done to get Cyclones games back on TV in NE Iowa? I know its on Mediacom Connections but that doesn't do a lot of us any good.

    I applaud KFXA for running the Big 12 game of the week but why couldn't they run the game on Saturday night? I would think I-State - Missou could bring in the same ad revenues as a rerun of Cops.

    I can kind of understand them passing on Wednesday Games because American Idol has to be their most popular show but I remember a couple of years ago ION was running games on weeknights and that has to be profitable for them really old reruns of Boston Legal.

    I know Jamie and the staff have talked about trying to get more coverage throughout the state and their Mediacom deal is a step in the right direction but is there anything productive that can be done by the rest of us to get Cyclone games some significant TV Coverage?



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Waiting for it...




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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    If the broadcast quality is similar to that of WOI, you may not want the TV broadcast. Seriously (mostly.)



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    If the broadcast quality is similar to that of WOI, you may not want the TV broadcast. Seriously (mostly.)
    That's true. If you can get ESPN360 the quality is pretty much on par with WOI.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by butlercy View Post
    I know Jamie and the staff have talked about trying to get more coverage throughout the state and their Mediacom deal is a step in the right direction but is there anything productive that can be done by the rest of us to get Cyclone games some significant TV Coverage?
    E-mail Cyclone Sports Properties. They're the ones that make all the TV (CTN) and radio (CRN) deals. Good luck getting a response, though.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    winning. Duke, UNC, adn Kansas don't seem to have issues getting on TV.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Waiting for it...
    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    winning. Duke, UNC, adn Kansas don't seem to have issues getting on TV.
    There it is!




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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    If you're far enough in NE Iowa, even when the game is on Mediacom Connections, you get to watch the opening tip, then it cuts to Chatfield, Minnesota High School Girls Basketball. What a treat.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Or you could be in KC and find out that the local affiliates only broadcast when the game is not on pay per view. I thought that was what I was doing each month when I sent in my cable bill



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    If the broadcast quality is similar to that of WOI, you may not want the TV broadcast. Seriously (mostly.)
    Is that a WOI issue or a Big 12 Network/ESPN Regional issue? The game of the week broadcast Saturday on KFXA was so dark up here I was worried for a while my TV was broken.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Waiting for it...

    That's my line. :)



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by butlercy View Post
    I'm really wondering what can be done to get Cyclones games back on TV in NE Iowa? I know its on Mediacom Connections but that doesn't do a lot of us any good.

    I applaud KFXA for running the Big 12 game of the week but why couldn't they run the game on Saturday night? I would think I-State - Missou could bring in the same ad revenues as a rerun of Cops.

    I can kind of understand them passing on Wednesday Games because American Idol has to be their most popular show but I remember a couple of years ago ION was running games on weeknights and that has to be profitable for them really old reruns of Boston Legal.

    I know Jamie and the staff have talked about trying to get more coverage throughout the state and their Mediacom deal is a step in the right direction but is there anything productive that can be done by the rest of us to get Cyclone games some significant TV Coverage?

    I'm guessing winning, or lack there of would have something to do with it.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Waiting for it...
    Call up my cable/satellite provider and scream "I WANT MY MTV!!!"?


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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    It depends on if it's a CTN game or a Big XII network game.

    The affiliates are free to air the later (and they can choose which game to air). The former, they would have to be part of the CTN, I would assume.

    I would also guess that if they thought the ratings would be higher for the basketball game, they would air it.



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    Re: Can anything be done about lack of TV Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    It depends on if it's a CTN game or a Big XII network game.

    The affiliates are free to air the later (and they can choose which game to air). The former, they would have to be part of the CTN, I would assume.

    I would also guess that if they thought the ratings would be higher for the basketball game, they would air it.
    I pretty sure that games on CTN are pretty much Medicom's games, since they use Medicom's announcers (BJ and the other guy who I can't remember the name) and sell their services to ESPN360 and other stations (WOI). They are available if you want to pay a fee to subscribe to ESPN full court on satelite or Medicom Connections channel.

    I may be wrong and correct me if I am.



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