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  1. werdnamanhill

    werdnamanhill New Member

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    Have you guys seen this?


    I'm a little confused about what this means. I hope that no conference games or big non conference games will be on ESPN+. I don't want to pay for another service.

    Also, not to be that guy, but what does this say about the state of the conference?
     
  2. TXCyclones

    TXCyclones Well-Known Member

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    "Starting in '19, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State will provide games for ESPN+. The following year, Iowa State, TCU, West Virginia and Texas Tech will participate." So OU and UT aren't providing games to this. Interesting.
     
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  3. werdnamanhill

    werdnamanhill New Member

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    LHN strikes again... I'm wondering if this could include other sports like wrestling or softball.
     
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  4. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like cyclones.tv is going away.

    Also, that $22M per year has to be per school, correct?
     
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  5. SECyclone

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    So Cyclones.tv just lost their football games and basketball games I take it ?
     
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  6. SECyclone

    SECyclone Well-Known Member
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    beat me to it lol
     
  7. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

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    I read this as UT and OU cannot provide for this since they have preceding agreements in place that won't/can't allow it. Further, I read it as ISU (and presumably the other 7) providing the content currently on Cyclones.tv to ESPN+ for further distribution. Seems to be a positive development. It also seems that the Big 12 is getting cozier to ESPN and moving away from Fox.
     
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  8. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. Perhaps those games will stream on both - gives additional distribution for those games.
     
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  9. 1UNI2ISU

    1UNI2ISU Well-Known Member

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    Correct. That's what I would assume.

    Lots of leagues have that arrangement where home telecasts (usually through Learfield) are also transmitted through ESPN3/+
     
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  10. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but I doubt it. Can't believe ESPN would pay that type of money if individual school's fans could just bypass an ESPN+ subscription to watch their teams' games.

    Plus the fact some schools don't start until 2020 suggests they had to wait for their digital contract to end.
     
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  11. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    Have
    Have you seen any of that with ESPN+? It seems they've been pretty consistent anything that is there rather than ESPN3 is exclusive.
     
  12. werdnamanhill

    werdnamanhill New Member

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    Do you think that this could include things that aren't normally broadcast on cyclones.tv? I wouldn't mind seeing wrestling being streamed.
     
  13. megamanxzero35

    megamanxzero35 Well-Known Member

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    The slow build of the Big 12 Network beings?

    I also think Cyclones.tv will stick around and they are just selling content to ESPN+. Doesn't Cyclones.tv sell to Mediacom for that cable channel? I would imagine it would be a similar deal like that.
     
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  14. SwirlyBird

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    cyclonestv is garbo
     
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  15. 1UNI2ISU

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    Yep. Pretty much all of the Valley and Mountain West coverage (league and member school produced) that used to be ESPN3 has moved to ESPN+.
     
  16. somecyguy

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    I don't think this really effects CTV much because its purpose was to broadcast T3 games. The same rule would likely be in effect. If ESPN doesn't broadcast, on TV or over Plus, then CTV picks it up.
     
  17. 3GenClone

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    So can we expect an ESPN+ price hike soon? Currently $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
     
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  18. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Wrestling is already on CyTV, and was simulcast by FLO this season.
     
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    From the article:

    ESPN signed a sweeping media-rights deal with the Big 12 that will see ABC or ESPN carry every football championship game through ’24 and will launch a Big 12-branded area on ESPN+. In the new deal, which includes three championship games and ESPN+ rights, ESPN will pay a total of around $40M. When this agreement is added to the current media-rights deal that still has six years to run, the conference will average $22M per year, sources said. A formal announcement is expected later today.

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    Hundreds of events from all sports will be offered on ESPN+ under a Big 12 brand. Eight of the 10 schools will provide more than 50 exclusive events per year, including at least one football game, any spring football game and any basketball game that is not on an ESPN linear network. Texas, which has Longhorn Network, and Oklahoma, which has its own local rights deal, will not provide content to ESPN+. However, both schools will be featured on the streaming service when they are an away team and during conference championships outside of football and basketball.
     
  20. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, interesting. I didn't realize Valley and Mountain West schools still had their own streaming service.
     

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