Tag Archives: Pac-12 Network

Dec 5

Conference Realignment Ruining Tradition

By: Matt Maxson

This weekend may have been the last time we watch Texas battle Texas A&M while eating leftover turkey sandwiches and pie with our families. The Aggies are on their way out of the Big XII and heading to the SEC starting next year. Those that grew up hanging on every minute of the Backyard Brawl between West Virginia and Pittsburgh may be in the same boat with the Mountaineers heading to the Big XII and Pitt moving to the ACC. Now, there are even reports

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Apr 25

Pac-12 nears TV Deal, conference growth

By: Rob Coppola

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pac-12 is seeking over $200 million annually for its football and basketball broadcast rights. The deal would include a commitment to launch a regional sports network at an estimated cost of $100 million, primarily from its broadcast partner.

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Burke’s first big push is a play for rights to the Pac-12 college sports conference, which includes football, basketball and other sports from a variety of Western universities.

Comcast is one of a number of companies pursuing a deal with the Pac-12 conference’s commissioner, Larry Scott, people…

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Jan 28

Sports Media Growing Rapidly into 2011

By: Rob Coppola

The year 2010 saw the pre-cursors of what will certainly be a hot button topic for 2011 in sports media: TV revenue and distribution. Cablevision and Fox battled over subscription fees in 2010 and came to a last-minute resolution, thanks in no small part to nervous New Yorkers who were hours away from being blacked out of the World Series and local NFL games. As we dive into 2011, TV distribution will become an even bigger part of sports headlines as new and old television entities battle for the $10.6 billion of ad revenue that sporting events created in…

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Jan 27

Fox Inks Deal with Pac-12 to Air Championship Game

By: Rob Coppola

It didn’t take long for the Pac-12 to ink a deal for its inaugural football championship game after its exclusive negotiating window with ESPN expired in December. The newly expanded conference inked a one year $25 million deal with Fox to start off the new year. The deal, as reported by the New York Times, includes $14.5 million for the championship game itself and an additional $10.5 million for additional cable football and basketball games for the network to air. The one year deal signals…

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