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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Devo1237, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. WebTraveler

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    It's available on RSNs in the sports pack. But yes, we don't normally get the games on our local RSNs.
     
  2. sigma1914

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    The SEC won't be and doesn't need to.
     
  3. WebTraveler

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    Maybe that's true right now today, but the SEC is pretty weak in sports other than football, so while it has an attractive deal for football broadcasts, coverage of other sports nationwide is lacking.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Really? UK basketball, Tennessee womens basketball, Florida basketball have a few titles. SEC baseball always has national powers. SEC track & field is a powerhouse. The SEC has 168 national titles. Weak? :rolleyes:

    Yes, the Pac12/10 has won 388 titles, however 301 of those are 3 schools.
     
  5. Devo1237

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    Yes, the SEC has 168 titles, however 109 of those are at 3 schools...

    I love facts!
     
  6. WebTraveler

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    Noted on UK basketball. The rest really does not have mass appeal nationwide in my opinion. That's the key. The other thing is MOST SEC schools are located in small TV markets, which does affect things for them. Pac-12 is also in the media capital of the world, Los Angeles. Being in it's location naturally brings media scrutiny and exposure.

    But it really doesn't matter though on what you or I think. It is what the viewers in the respective TV markets think, which then focuses the networks, advertisers, etc. This past year 4 of the top 6 TV rated college football games involved Pac 12 teams. That's big with the advertisers considering the TV markets controlled. This is what is driving the Pac-12 network, like it or not. But really credit Larry Scott for packaging the entire thing together and then putting the networks into a bidding war with each other.

    The thing that just boggles me is HOW in the world did he get all the major cable companies to sign on up front. No one has been able to do that with any sports channel, up front. So while the Pac-12 is the beneficiary, Larry Scott is a master. Perhaps if Larry worked for the Big 10, SEC he'd get even more cash for the conference. I don't know.

    We as viewers though will somehow have to pay for all of this.

    I will bet you a beer that the Pac-12 will be on Directv and available for you to watch. Also I expect the regionals to be available to most Directv customers as well in a regular package. Of course, we'll see.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    I hope we do get it, I just don't think the regional versions are needed until there's plenty of bandwidth available. I say this as a big University of Arizona fan that grew up and was born in Tucson.
     
  8. Satelliteracer

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    We care about them every 4 years when those schools feed our Olympic programs for gold medals.

    I'm biased here because in my family we have two water polo national titles from Stanford men's water polo in the last decade.
     
  9. Satelliteracer

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    Golf Channel was added into the new Xtra package.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Glad to see that added back in.
    thanks
     
  11. sigma1914

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    I'm not against any sport and particularly enjoy water polo. My word choice of "no one" was overdramatic by me. However, the audience for those collegiate sports is very very small, and when you limit it to a conference it's even smaller.
     
  12. Devo1237

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll edit the first post.
     
  13. davidatl14

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    Let's get some facts instead of the biased slant.


    SEC CFB package on CBS has been the highest rated package for the last three seasons.

    2009,2010 2011.

    In 2011 the CBS Package snagged a 4.2/9

    vs the Highest rated ABC/ESPN package which garnered a 3.5/8

    Also CBS package charges the highest ad rates for Buys.


    Yes the Pac 12,BIG TEN markets have a larger population and despite that the CBS/SEC package has more viewers.


    I enjoy the BigTen network myself on CFB Saturday's and am also glad to see the PAC 12 coming aboard with their own network. Love watching the shootouts late Sat/early Sun during the season.

    That said make no mistake best on Field product and TV package both originate from the same Conference, SEC!

    All numeric info above courtesy of SBJ.(SportsBusinessJournal)

    Would post a link but it's behind a paywall.

    Plenty of good football and TV product from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and PAC 12.

    Big Least, Not so much:)
     
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    With all due respect to the also-rans, no school comes close to the athletic prowess Stanford has demonstrated for over a decade.

    There's The Cardinal. And there's every other school.


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    Stanford, UCLA top Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings again

    By Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY

    For the second year in a row and the fifth time in the 14-year history of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup competition, Stanford and UCLA lead the final standings for NCAA Division I. The Pacific-10 Conference, of which UCLA and Stanford are members, landed three schools in the top five for the third time. The final member of the Pac-10 trio is No. 5 Southern California, which claimed its highest finish ever. Stanford is Cup champion for the 13th consecutive year. Rounding out the top five are North Carolina (third) and Michigan (fourth).
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    The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships or, in the case of Division I Football, media-based polls. The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award.

    The University of North Carolina won the award for best Division I collegiate athletics program in its inaugural year. Since then, Stanford University has won it seventeen straight years, winning seventeen out of the eighteen years it has been offered. Williams College has similarly dominated Division III, having won the award thirteen times.

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  15. WebTraveler

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    No one here really disputes what you write.

    The dialogue has come largely from some who are disgusted with the fact that the Pac-12 will likely be crossing their TV screens soon.

     
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    I'm an alum of a SEC school and a diehard fan but speaking only for myself, I'm glad to see the PAC 12 start their own network.

    Looking forward to seeing it when it goes live.

    Tip of the Cap to Scott for getting the Cable deals already in place hopefully the deal with DirecTV will come off without a hitch.

    Guess it goes without saying that DISH will be a non entity in this pursuit.
     
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    I'm very happy with all comers in the collegiate space... SEC football is a given here (as I've lived in the South for more than 15 years), but I went to a B1G school (Go Purdue!) and grew up with Indiana's state religion (nothing like old-style Indiana high school basketball!), so I enjoy the Big Ten Network, and my son goes to Southern Cal (Fight On!), so I am a PAC 12 fan to boot.

    I'm looking forward to the new P12 nets myself... I just hope the cost is not out of the ballpark...

    BTW -- CSS is Comcrap/Charter's regional cable net in Georgia, Alabama and parts of Tennessee. Most of the SEC Network games for me come in on WPCH here in Atlanta. Some show up on FSN South/SportSouth. Once in awhile (and that's not very often at all), we get them from other RSNs.
     
  18. zimm7778

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    Places in Florida get CSS also. The only college sport I care anything about is basketball.
     
  19. Devo1237

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    Agreed, I love all these specialized channels. Especially the proposed implementation of the PAC-12 nets.

    Oh, and your son chose a great school. The trojan family runs deep ;)
     
  20. BJM

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    (back to thread) I have Choice Xtra + HD-DVR, every time I think about changing it it seems to me that D* is not dumb, I'm not going to save any money to keep the channels I want, so I leave it alone. If I choose a different Choice package, I lose the 'tier' of NBA/Golf/MLB/WGN HD which I do care about (mostly for NBA and occasionally golf).

    (back to derailed thread) Seems to me that the Pac-12 will follow the BTN model. And don't forget that there is an East Coast bias in sports - newspapers, because of print deadlines, don't carry results of "late" games (7PM PT = 10PM ET and later). You remember what newspapers are right? Those things printed on inky paper, used to come to your doorstep, have news in them? And only diehards will stay up late to watch sports after midnight on the East Coast... which is NOT most folks.
     

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