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#326 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:33 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if D* does let ESPN pull it's channels,like they did with Comcast/VS last year. The last MNF game is Dec 26,so there should be no conflict with the NFL if ESPN channels are pulled after this season and before the next NFL season starts.

I'm sure D* has good idea how many subs they might lose if ESPN pulls it's channels over a fight for a new deal. They also learned some lessons from the VS fight on how to use the media to win the PR fight .


Just remember you're talking Disney here if ESPN is pulled then all the other associated channels go with it. Kids everywhere would riot. :lol:
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:44 AM

Texas = Walmart
ESPN = Walmart as far as that goes
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:10 AM

Just remember you're talking Disney here if ESPN is pulled then all the other associated channels go with it. Kids everywhere would riot. :lol:


well if they take a stand along with comcast, dish, time warner and others then ESPN will be forced to come to terms.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:10 AM

A channel for one team isn't worth it and as of today an unranked team. Directv doesn't need to pick up bad channel idea's and this is one of them.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:19 AM

A channel for one team isn't worth it and as of today an unranked team. Directv doesn't need to pick up bad channel idea's and this is one of them.


They're ranked #24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:50 AM

They're ranked #24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.


AP doesn't have then ranked at all.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:56 AM

You are correct sir. No university would have turned downed their own network if they could get away with it. Anybody that is complaining about it is just jealous because as a Nebraska fan I would love to have a Cornhusker Network.


You are not even in the stratosphere. "Anyone" complaining is not because they are jealous. Some might be, but as I have stated I already help finance the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and Big Ten Networks. I dont even like the idea of college sports only networks honestly. I do not want to start financing a specific university now also. That's what tuition, booster clubs, and alumni donations are for, not cable providers.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

Directv needs to add this ASAP!!


Methinks there is a fairly long list of channels that will get added first. And given that DIRECTV can't add a fairly long list of channels until D14 is launched, don't expect Longhorn for awhile. Like 2 years at the very least--if ever.

I suppose if someone could convince the marketing people that this would make another ala cart channel like Babyfirst, who knows.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:12 PM

So will Directv carry tonights Rice-Texas game on like Gameplan or something?
I really want to watch it.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:14 PM

NOPE.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

So how will we watch it? Is it just not going to be shown to half of America?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:26 PM

So how will we watch it? Is it just not going to be shown to half of America?


ESPN has no plan for non TX cable systems to get the games?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

So how will we watch it? Is it just not going to be shown to half of America?


It's only available in about 4 million homes nationwide. That's a whole let less than half of America. LHN has exclusive national rights, it's the only way to see the game.

FWIW, the Texas v Kansas game on LHN will also be available over-the-air in Kansas.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:40 PM

Do you really not know the plan? And what do people mean by half of America? I doubt 1 million viewers would watch the game if it were on national TV.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

I doubt 1 million viewers would watch the game if it were on national TV.


1.937 million watched unlv/wisconsin on espn thursday nite so i would think rice/texas would beat 1m.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

1.937 million watched unlv/wisconsin on espn thursday nite so i would think rice/texas would beat 1m.


I bet it would be fewer than 9. :lol:
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

1.937 million watched unlv/wisconsin on espn thursday nite so i would think rice/texas would beat 1m.


Not much else going on Thursday. TV ratings on Saturday nights are lower, plus there are other big games on Tonight.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

well if they take a stand along with comcast, dish, time warner and others then ESPN will be forced to come to terms.


This only works if all of their contracts expire at the same time. Or if one provider is willing to pull ESPN the entire length of time it takes for the next provider's contract to expire.

All indications are that ESPN is not even negotiating a potential standalone LHN deal with D*...the talks are only focused on the full suite.

If the ESPN deal with direct finishes after college bowl games and the NBA lockout continues, next spring might not be a bad time for D* to pull them -- only lose college basketball. But if such a dispute threatens football (either level) or the NBA, D* has to give in and avoid even temporary loss of the channels.

And the Versus dispute is a horrible comparison for subscriber impact. Honestly, I don't think there is a comparable. Especially for D*, which has built itself around football.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

Not much else going on Thursday.


There were also 15 NFL games on thursday.

Did have an affect cause Big Brothers rating dropped from a 3.4 to 2.5 after the NFL veiwer affiliate adjustments were factored in.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:49 PM

What happens if the Big XII goes belly up which appears to be happening with Oklahoma and OSU (and maybe more) looking at bolting for the PAC 16?

Texas and the Big XII could try to court Baylor or BYU or SMU or they could call it quits.

If Texas joins another conference as a result, they will not have LHN anymore. Other conferences will not agree to it. In fact, there may never be a conference that allows the media split the Big XII does (they are the only ones now and everyone is seeing what that arrangement has done to that conference).
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:53 PM

Baylor is already in the Big 12.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

What happens if the Big XII goes belly up which appears to be happening with Oklahoma and OSU (and maybe more) looking at bolting for the PAC 16?

Texas and the Big XII could try to court Baylor or BYU or SMU or they could call it quits.

If Texas joins another conference as a result, they will not have LHN anymore. Other conferences will not agree to it. In fact, there may never be a conference that allows the media split the Big XII does (they are the only ones now and everyone is seeing what that arrangement has done to that conference).


UT & OU are both possibly going to the Pac-12.

http://espn.go.com/c...sed-source-says
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

UT & OU are both possibly going to the Pac-12.

http://espn.go.com/c...sed-source-says


And the PAC said no to individual school networks.

That would get espn off the hook. No pun intended.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:38 PM

Baylor is already in the Big 12.


Sorry. Can't keep track of that mess of a conference.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

Texas could always go independent.
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