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ESPN pushing ABC, CBS networks aside

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by 77buff, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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  2. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    ABC and ESPN are the same company
     
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    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    These games were already on ESPN last year, weren't they? CBS hasn't had major bowl games for years, I don't think.
     
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    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Fox with the Cotton Bowl is the lone survivor, I think
     
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    have we sold out the Rose Bowl yet to a major network?
     
  7. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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    Your'e right, both are owned by The Walt Disney Company.
     
  8. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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    1998–present

    CBS lost the rights to three of its bowl games following the 1997 season, as ABC gained the rights to the Orange and Fiesta Bowls as the exclusive television home of the newly formed Bowl Championship Series and Fox bought the rights to the Cotton Bowl Classic. However, beginning in 2001 CBS became the home of the SEC Championship Game, the rights to which had been retained by ABC following the SEC's move. Following the 2000 season, the Big East decided not to renew its contract with CBS and instead signed with ABC. Shortly thereafter, CBS' SEC football coverage was rebranded to show its exclusivity. CBS aired the Gator Bowl from 2007–2010, its biggest bowl pick-up since the Orange and Fiesta Bowls.
    Today CBS airs the top SEC weekly in-conference games as well as rivalry games between SEC members and various other conferences; the network shares the rights to SEC conference games with the ESPN family of networks, which also airs the interconference rivalry games when the SEC team is not the home team. CBS has retained its yearly broadcast contracts with the Army-Navy game and the Sun Bowl, as well as its biannual contract with Notre Dame and Navy.
    Appears ESPN controls just about everything now. I should have bought that stock 20 years ago.
     
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  9. wsp4820

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    I should have said BCS rather than "major" bowl games.
     

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