Better Model, Cyclone TV o B10 Network?

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Better model Cyclone TV or BTN

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  1. CyScoop

    CyScoop Member

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    What's the better/more beneficial TV model for the two instate schools? Cyclone TV or BTN? My vote is BTN. The fact it's a national product with excellent production values and a large amount of valuable content more than makes up for the fact your school only gets a 1/12th share.
     
  2. Big Ten Network. Next question.
     
  3. megamanxzero35

    megamanxzero35 Well-Known Member

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    BTN. Cyclones.TV would only stand a chance if cable companies went a la carte for their channels. Even then, probably BTN.
     
  4. cyman05

    cyman05 Well-Known Member

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    It'll be interesting to see how things change in distribution of media content in the next 5-10 years. Just because the BTN is a cash cow today is doesn't necessarily mean it will be forever.
     
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  5. Ry4Cy

    Ry4Cy Well-Known Member

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    You could make a case for both but for me its Cyclones.tv....all cyclones all the time. But for the school itself, without a doubt B10 network.
     
  6. ISUagger

    ISUagger Active Member

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    Big Ten. Although the games are boring, that's something good they have going for them.
     
  7. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

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    BTN = MONEY
     
  8. Kagavi

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    Neither. I think a hybrid model will be the future. I'm not entirely convinced that cable networks aren't riding high on a massive sports bubble. I would laugh if downward economic pressures and greed conspired to blow up realignment mania.

    In an ideal model, I can see each individual school controlling their own network online while the conference takes a "licensing fee" from each school to bundle their packages together. So I could either pay $80 a year for Cyclone TV, or pay a discounted cost of $300 to get the Big 12 TV package, which allows me access to all Big 12 games, etc. Continuing to the top, I could pay $1000 for a College Sports TV package, which includes top-down access to each conference's games, etc.

    Of course, I still wish each conference had 10 teams.
     
  9. MartyFine

    MartyFine Well-Known Member

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    This is a silly question. It isn't like Cyclones.tv is our only source of income, but it is based entirely on what most agree the future of this industry will look like.

    Also, I'm fine with the split of the rest of the money 10 ways rather than 14 (or more). There is only so much to go around.
     
  10. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    In todays world, there is absolutely no question the BTN is better, and it not even close. If TV ever goes the direction of a la carte, then we can have this debate, but even then, the BTN is still in a very decent position, IMO.
     
  11. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    The answer is B10 Network. Until Cyclones.TV starts streaming football games and I can cut the cable. I think ISU sports are the only reason I still subscribe to pay TV
     
  12. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    As long as money is determined by forcing every single person in a state to have your station regardless of fandom, B10 Network will be better.
     
  13. nj829

    nj829 Well-Known Member

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    B10 for now, future Cyclones.tv. With ESPN and Fox driving costs higher and higher, B10 is going to get squeezed out of the tiers they are on, and as more people cut the cable cord the revenues are going to fall while ISU controls it's destiny with 3rd tier rights.

    Pac 12 network 5 years ago could have been on Directv, etc., but now that the climate has changed, you won't find them on the big national provider yet. Same with LHN. Big 10 was visionary enough to get the brand out there, but an online model is the way of the future. Just need ISU and Neulion to support Roku, Google TV, etc. vs. having to suggest people hook their laptop or other device up to their tv to watch it.
     
  14. drednot57

    drednot57 Well-Known Member

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    So far, how can anyone argue against an extra $20M per school per year?
     
  15. somecyguy

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    I don't think it's really a fair comparison. If you are comparing BTN, then you have to compare it against the Big12 TV contract + Cyclones.tv In that scenario, I think it kills BTN, because the national money is there and the third tier rights are gravy. From a publicity standpoint, ISU also wins since Iowa will be sharing exposure with other conference teams in Iowa while ISU still gets their game televised if the conference doesn't pick it up. If you are looking for a game to watch, I think more Iowans would watch ISU vs anyone over Maryland vs Rutgers or Indiana
     
  16. WooClone15

    WooClone15 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the BTN is in a better position now, but I think it'll have a lot of problems if we move to an ala cart option. They just added two teams (Rutgers and Maryland) that in a ala cart world don't contribute money but only take it since no one in DC or NYC cares about Rutgers or Maryland. Also, I think Ohio State and Michigan will ask why Iowa should get the same amount of money as them. I think the big 12 system would be better for that because there is some discrepancy, but not a lot.
     
  17. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    For me its cyclone.tv because its all ISU all the time. For the school its big10 because its a pile of money and more exposure.
     
  18. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    cyclones.tv will undoubtedly be a better product for ISU fans than the big 10 network is for Iowa fans when just watching the channel since it is all ISU all the time, but the huge pile of money would be better for the program right now.
     
  19. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    Because the BTN is really Tier 1 distribution and Cy.Tv is a Tier 3 distribution, I think the better question is asking which of the two conferences has a better Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 contract.

    And I think ISU has a better Tier 1 through 3 contract than Iowa does.
    But Iowa has a better Tier 1 distribution model.

    -Kerry
     
  20. KnappShack

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    The BTN was damn near a stroke of genius

    The rest of college athletics is swimming in that big turd's wake
     

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