I hope not, at least not more per school for sure. But the more they get the more they want to charge us.
Oh, don't worry, the SEC and Big Ten will be making more money than the Pac 12 when their contracts expire in the next ew years.
The P12N annoucnced their fall volleyball schedule. 90 games on P12N, that's a little bit more than last year....which is awesome for volleyball fans. Way more than you see the other conferences broadcast.
DirecTV wants to pay a lot less than everybody else is, like they did with the MTN - that's their choice. If fans don't want to switch providers to get the networks they want, that's their choice too.
If P12N accepts DTV's lowball offer, that might affect their contracts with the other providers and bankrupt the network. Who knows what is going on.
I know that I am switching to Time Warner if Uverse or DirecTV do not add it. If I switch to TWC, I will lose the Big Ten Network, but I'd rather have the pac 12 network anyway.
I don't want the P12N to go the way of the MTN- all sports other than football and men's basketball have way less games on TV since the mtn went bankrupt. If keeping P12N off DirecTV allows the network to survive- I'm for that.
And I don't know why you think DIRECTV is lowball ing them. Anything the pac12 is asking for is highball in the first apace to be honest. But still, if they offered to carry it a la cart or in the sports tier likely for their asking price, I don't consider it a low ball offer simply because it won't reach as many people, especially if those people likely don't want it anyway. Not if it raises everyone's rates far beyond what we paid for content last year.
No sports channels want to be pushed to a separate tier, but its going to happen at some point, and sometime soon. And I wouldn't bet on the Dodgers, sec, or any other sports channel getting on DIRECTV anytime soon.