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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by NashBuff, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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  2. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    WOW! Feels nice to have a real commissioner. Commissioner Dodds is a putz.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Great read.

    And I do believe that it will be Comcast that will step forward with a game changing offer after it finalizes its NBC acquisition. It will have Notre Dame rights, USA network and Versus network. Creating a 12 Pac channel with feature programming for its other networks is too big for it to pass up.

    Here's the Comcast stuff from the article:

    The wild card is Comcast. By the time the Pac-10 begins to accept bids, regulators will have approved of Comcast's NBC acquisition, which should put Comcast at the table for any future rights negotiation. Having been out of the public eye for the year since the acquisition has been under regulatory review, Comcast almost certainly will covet the conference's media rights, both for Versus and its family of regional sports networks.

    While most industry observers view the Pac-10's additions of Colorado and Utah as poor substitutes for Texas and Oklahoma, Comcast executives see the Pac-10 as a perfect fit. It operates cable systems throughout Colorado and Utah; it's not the dominant cable operator in either Texas or Oklahoma. As it currently stands, Comcast is the dominant cable operator in markets covering eight of the Pac-10's 12 schools.

    Comcast likes to own programming in areas where it operates cable systems. I'd look for Comcast not only to bid on the media rights, but also to look into partnering on a channel.
     
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    This is nice!
     
  5. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I believe the new Pac-12 deal could go for at least $2 billion over 10-12 years.

    What does Beebe have in store for the Big 12-2?
     
  6. whatthebuff

    whatthebuff Club Member Club Member

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    This is like the exact opposite of the NHL's contract.
     
  7. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    larry scott for commissioner of pac-12 and NHL!!!
     
  8. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I think it has been underestimated that with the additions of Colorado and Utah, that the 12 Pac completely dominates the major media markets in 2 of the 4 continental U.S. timezones. No other conference is even close to that. This is gonna get good.
     
  9. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    Pay me my money u tv tramps. Pay me now!
     
  10. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    But how big are the markets for college football in those timezones, and can the market for those timezones alone support a large TV contract? I think the only way this TV contract gets really big is if there is a national television provider in the mix.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Sweet.

    This move gets better and better every day. I love it.

    Just a hunch, but I think that 20 years from now, we'll all look back at June 2010 as the time when CU athletics took that next step. We need to be sure that we don't take any backwards steps going forward.
     
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  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That has got to be one of my Top 5 all-time AB sentences. :thumbsup:
     
  13. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    [video=youtube;XV_Dh2zvwLI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV_Dh2zvwLI[/video]
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    :lol:

    Yeah, after looking at it, that does sound funny.
     
  15. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    This line here scares the **** out of me:

    They love it because they can control who gets the channel and how much they pay. That is a perfect recipe for a dispute with DirecTV, Dish and other cable providers which would lead to me not being able to watch the Buffs....
     
  16. Daaah

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    I also don't understand how they purchased NBC. Does that mean I'll no longer be able to watch NBC over the air?
     
  17. Hugegroove

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    Usually the Sporting News has some good stuff. I hope the article is spot on, because if it is, the rest of the B12 -2 will piss themselves.
     
  18. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I think we should all wait until this is confirmed by Chip Brown first before we get too excited.
     
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  19. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    they bought NBC universal or whatever from GE... they are just the parent company... so yes you can still watch nbc...:rolling_eyes:
     
  20. boulder77

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    :yeahthat: :thumbsup:
     
  21. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    You can still watch NBC over the air. Will you still be able to watch Bravo, USA, CNBC, MSNBC, etc. if you have satellite?? We'll see. Some of us still remember going a year without access to Versus (also owned by Comcast).

    I think the FCC is ****ing up big time if they let a distributor start buying up content providers...
     
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    What would the implications of a Comcast deal be for us satellite, DirecTV in my case, users be? Would Comcast play hardball with the satellite services? How does all of that work?
     
  23. mdelpizzo_1

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    Yea thats the thing that worries me too... Some kind of regulation will probably be put in place or they will have to decide to be a cable company or media company
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I read somewhere that Comcast already makes its stations available on DirecTV and Dish. Supposedly this would be a non-issue. Especially if it was a 12 Pac network of which Comcast owned 49% (like the deal between the Big Ten and Fox).

    I don't know that I'm right on this one. I'm just regurgitating what someone posted on another site and seemed confident about.
     
  25. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    so it sounds like the bottom line is $12 million and can only go up from there. I think we made $8.9 Million in 2009 so a 33% raise is not bad.
     
  26. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    I think the IRS documentation showed that CU received a bit over $10 million from the Big 12 in 2009.
     
  27. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Yes, comcast does make its content available to other services providers, like DirecTV ... at a price. It is an issue because if the two start fighting, like they did last year over the Versus station, the consumer is the loser. Here's a little back ground. http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/pu...r-escalates-as-network-disappe?urn=nhl,186491

    Bottom line is giving a distributor control of content, without substantial oversight and regulation, invites anti-competitive behavior.
     
  28. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Oh noes what will all the nay-sayers do if this works out.
     
  29. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Loosely running the numbers at 2,000,000,000 over 12 years split by 12 teams you are looking closer to 14mil per school. One thing the article isn't clear on is conference championship revenue, if it is included in the deal, how it is split etc. but that could be another 500K+ per school.
     
  30. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    That would be in total, right? So it includes basketball tourney revenues, CCG revenues, etc. The $12 million figure is just for the TV deal. Anything else would be in addition...
     

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