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Pac-12 TV deal for us in the PacNW

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by grassfeeder, May 3, 2011.

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    What does this mean to Pacific Northwest folks who watch RootSports Northwest (formerly Fox Sports Northwest) since it is now renamed and clearly identifying ownership by DirecTV?

    Is Root considered part of the Fox umbrella for these Pac-10 (soon to be 12) teams? Or will the 4 schools in Oregon and Washington be out of luck?

    So will this situation only add to the pains that CSN-NW has wrought?
     
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    Reading this press release: http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=546739, it looks like all existing relationships will remain the same.

    Quote from the PR:

     
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    All good questions and all questions I don't think anyone has an answer for at this time. I am hoping it eliminates all need for Comcast Sports NW and basically makes all broadcasts within the conference available through the listed channels. RootSports is a terrible name, btw!

    I noticed how the Mariners game was blacked-out when they were playing IN Boston the other day, don't believe it was a major network game either. Thank goodness I have MLB.tv on my AppleTV so I can catch my Sox!
     
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    Root sports will be include since they are still part of fox sportsnet. Just like with prime network way back when, not every station in the network has that in their name or is own by the same company as the network they are part of is.
     
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    Customers often ask why prices go up so much....$3 billion for the Pac 12....just another example where this will be absorbed in sports rights by D*, E*, TWC, FIOS, etc, etc.
     
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    Exactly. Can't understand why ESPN and Fox would pay that much to air a conference that 3/4 of the US doesn't care about. Only west coast care about the PAC-12.
     
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    Which as part of the new TV deal to generate interest east of the Rocky Mountains, weekly Pac 12 games will be seen on primetime on either ABC or the Fox broadcast channel.


    and for a counter point, I present the article below. As long as ratings are through the roof for all major sports (which they are) and advertisers are willing to pay, nothing is going to change.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/42881432

     
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    I disagree that sports have to be watched live, I always watch sports on DVR on a same day delay and cut the viewing time in half (at least) by skipping commercials. Takes about an hour and 10 minutes for me to watch a hockey or football game (the only sports I watch) which leaves me a lot more time in my day. DVRs have absolutely destroyed my attention span :D
     
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    It's a great conference, and I'm sure part of the deal is to get a lot more eyeballs flowing eastward. That's tough to do...easier to go East to West due to the time change, but I know a few guys over at the Pac 12...they're sharp.
     
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    Will CSN try to get the FSN games like they do on other CSN's?
     
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    Really? PAC-12 schools recruit from all over the United States not just the west coast. Shall I also mention that Alumni can also be found all over the United States & not just the west coast.
     
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    Probably not. The FSN programming will be on only Root Sports Northwest since it's still an FSN affiliate. Both channels cover the same territory so it'd be pointless.
     
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    That's not what was stated in the article:
     
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    "3/4 of the U.S. doesn't care about."? Perhaps because not all of them grew up watching the Pac-10 regularly, save for a few major championship games here and there as well as the annual Rose Bowl.

    I love how the Pac-10/12 is taking initiatives to expand its product, especially with this TV deal. And since I've been living out west for the past several years, I've become real fond of the Pac-10 and I hope there will be new fans in the coming years because of this.
     
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    And who says there isn't money to be made in college sports?
     
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    In some sports, but the vast majority lose. Not much money to be made in women's golf, men's cross country or the soccer teams....just to name a few.
     
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    Population by region 2010 census: South 143,269,337 WEST -92,146,732 Midwest-70,497,298, Northeast-57,671,068

    As you can see the West is second largest population with 20 million more people having potential interest in Pac 12 over Big 10 network.
     
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    Yes. The CSN channels that have Fox Sports programming do not have FSN in their own backyard. That would include Root as an FSN affiliate.
     

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