Probably not a common channel, rather as a choice of one of several games shown on a package of all 16 conference teams playing every week on a conference network.
This is the most important thing to me. For the average fan, the biggest problem with our position now is that CU is rarely on a common channel. With this new conference, will the average Joe living on the front range be able to turn on one of the common channels like ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC on a Saturday afternoon and be fed Buff Football? I know everyone says we were on TV a lot last year but to me it doesnt count unless it is on a common channel in the Denver area. There should be no reason why every CU football game isn't shown locally on a standard channel that everyone gets with antenna or basic cable/dish.
To me, this is how a school develops and keeps a following. If we are playing ASU or WSU and the UT/USC game is on TV in the Denver area over a CU game, CU as a school has lost.
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If a Pac-16 network works like the Big 10 Network, it won't replace the games that would be televised otherwise. It would just ensure that all the games are available somewhere. I'm sure the ABC tie in would continue, that's been the Pac-10s main outlet for big games. And I would expect they'd keep some games on some Fox regionals, just as they have been in the past. That's probably where you'd find some buff games - since we're sadly unlikely to push for major ABC appearances at this point. But for games that don't get picked up in the cable package, there will be a Pac-10 network option added, if you want to pay for it.
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CBS does SEC games
NBC does Notre Dame games
ABC does Big XII & Pac-10
Over-the-air Fox doesn't broadcast any college football, except BCS games
I'd say the chances aren't any higher than they are now.
CU hasn't been on TV as much due to the stink that Dan Hawkins put on the football team. If CU starts winning again, the Buffs should be on TV more often.
I think I saw 5 or 6 Buffs games on DirecTVs basic package last season in Denver, aside from the Kansas and Wyoming games that we went to.
Well this sucks then. Back in the day all the CU games were all on TV in Denver if I remember correctly. I can continue to see many locals drift away and newbies not ever care if this is what will continue. Hell, I am a die hard and I have a hard enough time finding the games on channel six hundred something and hoping my satellite provider carries that channel.
The Broncos are on that free common channel here locally, why can't CU be on it instead of another infomercial about a blender?