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  1. Aug 10, 2012 #501 of 1671
    tonyd79

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    BTN does some of those events as student productions. So they become part of the learning programs. Still, their is satellite or fiber time to get the program back, etc. Also you plan and budget differently for a few simultaneous events versus a lot. Rent versus buy. That means they may have a lot more upfront cost than if they eased into adding more events.

    Just fascinating. They really are all in. For better or worse.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2012 #502 of 1671
    tonyd79

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    Bryan Fischer of CBS sports tweeted just now:

    @BryanDFischer: Pac-12 Network launches on Wed, hearing it's very likely deals w/ DirecTV, Verizon get done before FB games start. A teleconference is today.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 #503 of 1671
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    USA Today article on the channel with some interesting facts/notes. Short term I am sure they will be looking to play up the likes of Alex Morgan and Pac 12 Soccer, the Gold Medal winning US women's water polo team being made up of almost all Pac 12 members..........plus add in Maggie Steffens first game in a Stanford uniform etc. Long term not sure how it will work out but short term they want to play up the Olympic success of the Pac 12 (they had a Pac 12 reporter in London for the games).
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 #504 of 1671
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    Yeah the west coast is a breeding ground for the Summer Olympics, just like anywhere in the Rockies is for the Winter Olympics..... people can train here year-round, and Olympic athletes need to train all through the whole winter to be fit for the Olympic Games in summer.

    The National Olympic Training Center is in San Diego, where Field Hockey, Soccer, rowing (winter only) and many other sports train.... Water Polo, Beach and Indoor Volleyball is all right here in Orange County, and most of the Track and Field stuff is in Oregon. (The swimmers however.... train in Florida)

    And yes, many of those folks are from PAC-12 Universities.

    Sure, the Olympics will give those sports a boost, at least for a little while.... Some people will hang on and watch it more, most will probably drop off after they realize the regular games are not as well produced as the Olympic Games, and not as exciting.

    It will definitely help, for sure.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2012 #505 of 1671
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    There's only like 60 water polo college programs in the US...of course the best will be from the Pac12...it's a very regional sport, like hockey and lacrosse.

    Everyone wants to bring Olympic stories close to home every Olympics. Meaning, reports make every attempt to have a story about the Olympians ties to a region/state/school.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2012 #506 of 1671
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    Tell me about it. I live near Baltimore. ;)
     
  7. Aug 10, 2012 #507 of 1671
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    The United States Olympic Training Centers (OTCs) are in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Lake Placid, New York; and Chula Vista, California.
     
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    :lol: Somehow every athlete is tied to Texas if you watch our news. It's comical how far they'll reach.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 #509 of 1671
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    Chula Vista is right by San Diego, that is the one I meant. Colorado Springs and Lake Placid are mostly (maybe even only) for Winter Sports.

    Most American winter sports athletes train in New Zealand in the summer.

    Olympic athletes do train in other places. Rowing is done in Chula Vista, mostly in the winter. At Princeton in NJ they also have a training center where the rowers go, as they have a proper rowing track there, where in Chula Vista they just train on the lake. Additionally, many of the individual sports are just being trained where they go to school.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2012 #510 of 1671
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    Pac-12 Network pres Gary Stevenson: TV Everywhere available for PCs at launch (Wed), soon after for iPads, w/in 90 days for smartphones

    George Schroeder ‏@GeorgeSchroeder

    Stevenson on securing distribution w Dish, DirecTV, AT&T, Verizon, etc.: 'I don't expect that all of them will be on at launch.

    George Schroeder ‏@GeorgeSchroeder

    Stevenson also said: 'There's nothing that we've heard that's discouraging from any of them.' (Dish/DirecTV/AT&T/Verizon/etc.)
     
  11. Aug 10, 2012 #511 of 1671
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    Yep.... the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold Medal match was touted as "Orange County vs Orange County", which is true in the sense that all 4 girls live and train right here in the OC - and have been for many many years.... but only 3 of them were BORN here. :D
     
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    Summarized in three words: No new news. :D
     
  13. Aug 10, 2012 #513 of 1671
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    I have to wonder if they don't have one dedicated crew at each campus, and will simply keep the one crew which they may own for all sports they can get to,aside from or in addition to the big two sports. That might make their costs much lower overall, if they own the infrastructure, then they simply have a flat rate so to speak to use it (regular operating costs) rather than costs on a game by game basis. I don't know if that's how they are doing it, but it might be one way for them to recoup those costs evenly over all programing.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2012 #514 of 1671
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    Colorado springs is huge for all sports. They just don't have outdoor sports training for summer games in the winter, but I believe it's one of the big places they train swimmers and gymnasts amount many others. Colorado springs is considered the most in shape city in the country I believe. Its ideal for training for anything because of its altitude and surroundings. Plus it's just gorgeous there. If I could have a summer home, thatd be the place.
     
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    If they own the equipment, that is a large initial investment. Bigger gamble than most thought at first.

    The crews are the least of the issues.

    The biggest recurring cost is all the transmission time they will need for lots of sports. We talk about DirecTV's bandwidth being precious, well, the Pac 12 will need to setup connection between the sites and the distribution center (Bay Area, yes).

    I have also been wondering about the quality overall. They made a deal with In demand to do distribution. Hope it is better than the crap I see them doing with sports on Fios when I get a free view.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2012 #516 of 1671
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    Maybe not necessarily purchased, but a long term lease that keeps the equipment fully in their hands. I would expect that they made a deal to have the bandwidth full time as well, based on what their plans seem to be. Might be far cheaper to do it that way than trying to by bandwidth by the game. I doubt we will ever know for sure.

    I also wonder if one of the reasons they choose where they are locating their headquarters is because it's a major Comcast hub, and that maybe part of the contract with them to have the channels includes the usage of their bandwidth for games and such. Sharing of resources as well as Broadcasting contract type of thing.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2012 #517 of 1671
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    Pac-12 Network's Gary Stevenson said he doesn't expect to have deals with satellite carriers in advance of Aug. 15 launch.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2012 #518 of 1671
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    I think he said not all the satellite carries would be on board, maybe he is talking about Dish, we can always hope right?
     
  19. Aug 11, 2012 #519 of 1671
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    From twitter....@PAC12insider: Hearing the PAC12 Network will reach a deal with DirecTV before the start of football season."
     
  20. Aug 11, 2012 #520 of 1671
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    Maybe I have my hopes up but seems to be a lot of "insiders" who are leaking info about PAC 12 nets and DirecTV reaching a deal soon. Add this quote to Jon Wilner's info and the CBS Sports CFB info and things are looking good.
     
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