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Pac-12 Expected to Announce New Television Deal Wednesday, Fox & ESPN Rumored To Be N

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    By Bob_Bell

    According to the Seattle Times, the Pac-12 is expected to officially announce a new television deal Wednesday. The current television contract for the Pac-12 is $45 million. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News just tweeted that Fox and ESPN are splitting the television rights with football being split 50-50. He also believes the deal will average $225 million per year, a huge increase over the current contract and something that would vault the conference to new heights.

    Wilner, who has been on top of the story from day one and one of the better Pac-12 writers I have come across, believed yesterday that three networks were in the running: ESPN, Fox and Comcast. What should get fans really excited is what Wilner tweeted last night: "Based on what I've heard the past two weeks, no reason to think that (Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott) Scott won't make good on his promise to get every football and basketball game on TV." With two prominent networks involved like ESPN and Fox with multiple channels, we are going to be watching a ton of Pac-12 sports in the future.

    All very exciting news and further indication that commissioner Larry Scott is a good person to be in business with. He has shown he is not afraid to make bold move (conference realignment) and now he is aggressively seeking a revenue stream that would make all 12 teams very happy to be in the conference.

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