Big 12 future media deals?

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  1. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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  2. isu5000

    isu5000 New Member

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    I dont know if Bob B. meant the B12 doesn't know whom they are going to do business with their future tv deals/contracts (amazon, google, ESPN)? Or he meant if the league is going to stay together after their current tv contract expires? Any thoughts.
     
  3. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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    I interpreted it as: we may pursue deals with streaming services before our current deals with ESPN & Fox expire.
     
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  4. Jeffrey Scott

    Jeffrey Scott Active Member

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    In another thread I said pay very close attention to what Bowlsby says about Amazon and Google. That was exciting enough. Now he's said the following.

    “Some of our partners have said to us that you guys have the last beachfront property out there and that makes your property valuable. When they talk about that, they’re talking about our third-tier packages and ability to pivot.”

    “If you are a producer of high-quality live content, it’s going to have value,” Bowlsby said. “Whether it’s with our traditional partners or new partners, I think it’s going to show itself on the horizon."

    This is all about content. The delivery systems are changing. Production of high quality live content has always been valuable, now it may be even more so.

    We have the content and the flexibility. This is going to be fun.
     
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  5. LincolnWay187

    LincolnWay187 Well-Known Member

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    I want 4k Iowa State football steaming on Amazon or Netflix please
     
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    The biggest issue we have is Bowlsby. That dude has sat on what Neinas (sp?) did for contracts and has hurt the league more than helped. I.E. not willing to call Baylor or TCU champs and let both stay out of the playoff.
     
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    With limited commercial interruptions.
     
  8. KnappShack

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    And end zone hot tubs, mother *******!

    Dolla dolla bill yo!
     
  9. DarkStar

    DarkStar Active Member

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    I read it to mean the conference will be working on and have in place new media contracts long before the current one expires. We will be talking to traditional and streaming media companies. We have options with our T3 content as well as T1/T2 content.
     
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    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    You are 25 years behind.
     
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  11. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    I'm not counting anything during the era when we had racecar day or whatever that was. When I could walk into the stadium and get a yak jerky sample and watch cars drive around the field

    The modern era is now. Nothing else matters
     
  12. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what he is saying.

    The streamers are not near ready at this time to produce live sports content at the level of ESPN and Fox but they had better have their plans/money in place by the end of 2020 because I think there will be urgency by the ADs/Presidents to lock in the new TV deals as early as possible to secure long-term TV revenue streams for long-term planning purposes. And obviously ESPN, Fox, CBS, Turner and Comcast/NBC will all also need to be in position to bid at that time as well.

    Regarding T3, the first domino to fall for the B12 will be the future of LHN. Will ESPN keep it as-is as a linear channel and/or transition it as an add-on to their ESPN+ streaming app, or fold it into one of the Fox RSNs that Disney/ESPN is planning to buy, or morph it into a B12-wide conference network on a linear & ESPN+ streaming basis or buy out the remaining contract from Texas. All of these alternatives will have an impact on how the B12 positions its T1/T2 content for bidding.

    If ESPN does rid itself of LHN, will the conference aggregate their T3 content for a streamer or will they explore acquisition of PACN as an equity partner of the P12? Buying equity into PACN does have the advantage of eliminating a middleman in producing and delivering B12 content and it might end up being the best alternative despite PACN's current issues which are primarily related to lack of footprint and excessive cost overhead. I also would not be surprised if a Amazon, Google and Facebook end up buying PACN to immediately upgrade their entry into top shelf live sports production of both T2 and T3 content.
     
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    isucy86 Well-Known Member

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