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#676 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:55 PM

I doubt it's even about it being the best at this point but about getting it right in terms of all the tiny little fine points. But who knows they could still be debating everything too I guess. This is a rather large contract after all.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:12 PM

I doubt it's even about it being the best at this point but about getting it right in terms of all the tiny little fine points. But who knows they could still be debating everything too I guess. This is a rather large contract after all.

 

A large contract takes a looooong time to properly vet by both sides. Corporate, financial, legal. There will be lots of little adjustments along the way, all of which have to pass through the full approval process. If both sides agree to the major points, they could sign with adjustments to come later but that often does not happen.

 

I've seen multi-million dollar deals go through multiple reviews, so one this large will move quite slowly, especially as neither side is being contentious about it.


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#678 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:33 PM

Exactly. They could be done but just reviewing it and that alone could take the rest of the year.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:16 PM

Don't get excited about Strong's offence. He is happy with an ultra conservative three yards and a cloud of dust, to keep his defense rested. He is just fine winning games with scores like 12 - 6. He underutilized Bridgewater and the receivers he had by being so conservative. Texas fans were warned when he went there what it would be like.

Texas defense is nice, just can't get the offense in sync. Strong will get them better next year.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

Don't worry about the next five or seven years. Just worry about this week.

If it's the same length as the previous contract, it would be the next 10 years, not to mention them possibly wanting to have built in increases overtime along with ESPN potentially wanting to include their recent NBA deal as part of the whole Disney/ESPN contract.

Again, I don't know how many times this needs to be said, being in test means nothing, it is NOT an announcement. If it wasn't for people like Gary, Doctor J and Sixto providing transponder updates, you wouldn't even know about it. If negotiations are going well networks let providers add the feed so everything will be ready to go but they can't offer it to subscribers until it's finalized, otherwise they could be forced to pull the channel if talks hit a road block. Stations have been in test from anywhere to a few days, a few weeks, a few months to over a year. (i.e. Tallahassee's CW affiliate which was only added this past weekend after being in test mode well over a year)

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:17 PM

It could probably be package placement discussions as normally is Choice or higher, but ESPN probably wants it on lower packages

either that or digital rights talk (WatchESPN SEC Goal Line  NBA)


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:23 PM

Anyone hearing any progress on this coming online soon?


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:45 PM

I just can't see the push for this network.  Its just too limited.  Yes Texas has a large population but the network screwed up.  It should have encompassed the entire Big12.  If added, I couldn't ever envision myself watching it.  Best thing Texas A&M did was get out of B12.  Baylor should have followed them.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:46 PM

I just can't see the push for this network.  Its just too limited.  Yes Texas has a large population but the network screwed up.  It should have encompassed the entire Big12.  If added, I couldn't ever envision myself watching it.  Best thing Texas A&M did was get out of B12.  Baylor should have followed them.


It should have been part of the Pac-16 Network.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:08 PM

!rolling



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

Reasonably, I think it should be treated as an RSN available to Texas subscribers but available nationally in Sports Pack.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 07:23 PM

College football would look a whole lot different right now if that had happened. The Big 12 would likely be dead and the old Big East would likely be part of the Power 5.

It should have been part of the Pac-16 Network.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

What we needed was eight 16 team leagues (gets all the colleges I think) and all the league winners in a playoff. Oh well.

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

College football would look a whole lot different right now if that had happened. The Big 12 would likely be dead and the old Big East would likely be part of the Power 5.


There would only be a Power 4.
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

There would only be a Power 4.

Spot on.

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 08:56 AM

uverse made the longhorn network available last week to every body with the u200 package and above.....before only if ur address was in texas u got it on the u200 package






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