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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tulanejosh, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 9, 2013 #41 of 1279
    terryfoster

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    Here's how the B1G Football TV contract generally works. Each B1G team will have two games on BTN, one of which will be a conference game. Pick order for games is ABC, ESPN/2, BTN (with the rare ESPNU option). However, some number of weeks BTN has picks over ESPN/2/U. The point of all of this is so that every B1G home game is nationally televised.

    I expect this SEC Network to work the same way since it's a winning formula ($$$). Just substitute CBS for ABC, SECN for BTN, and add in regular use of ESPNU. Gone will be the regional televised games on local broadcasts, games on RSNs, and games on PPV so that every SEC home game is nationally televised.

    Additionally, this will cripple the already weak ESPN GamePlan. I'd expect to see this package either fold or DRASTICALLY reduce its price due to lack of compelling content (ACC, AAC, & mid-majors), especially if the ACC manages to put together their own network.
     
  2. May 9, 2013 #42 of 1279
    trainman

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    And outside SEC territories as well -- for example, independent station KDOC in Los Angeles carries the SEC Network football games.
     
  3. May 9, 2013 #43 of 1279
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    The problem with this setup, maybe minor to some, is that the networks can wait as few as 6 days before deciding what game they are going to show, and at what time they are going to show it. Fans get the short end again! I"m less apt to buy season tickets to my team if besides having to drive 1.5 hours to get to the game but having to do the same dive home, throw in a 7pm start time (West Coast) and I don't get home until 1 am? Sorry Fans need to start voting with their money and not buying tickets, or paying too much (like DirecTV) for a product that shouldn't cost that much.... argh...rant rant rant...
     
  4. May 9, 2013 #44 of 1279
    fleckrj

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    You are lucky that games start at 7:00. Many SEC games do not start until 9:00 EST.
     
  5. May 9, 2013 #45 of 1279
    woj027

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    What SEC games start at 9pm EST? I didn't think the East Coast started a game after 5pm EST?
     
  6. May 9, 2013 #46 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    Ha! 6, 7, 8 and 9 are standard starting times in the East for college football. The daytime times are Noon and 3:30ish. (Some are in Central Time, so it is slightly earlier but still 9 ET games are normal for the East Coast.)
     
  7. May 9, 2013 #47 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    From last season, there were 3 SEC games after 9 PM, there were others at 8:30, and several at 7 and 7:45:

    Texas at Ole Miss [​IMG] Saturday 9/15 9:15 PM
    Ole Miss at Alabama [​IMG] Saturday 9/29 9;15 PM
    Tennessee at Mississippi St. [​IMG] Saturday 10/13 9:00 P
     
  8. May 9, 2013 #48 of 1279
    TJNash

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    Those of us on the West Coast are super spoiled. It is rare that the "late" game starts past 7:30 or 8:00 Pacific time. The occasional college hoops game might start at 9.
     
  9. May 9, 2013 #49 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    Well, the retired are spoiled anyway. ;) With east coast games often starting at 4 pm local time during the week in most sports, it's pretty easy to miss the beginning of games.
     
  10. May 9, 2013 #50 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    ESPN game plan / full court needs to go HD or let cable / sat systems sub in remap RSN / wild HD feeds.
     
  11. May 9, 2013 #51 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    they needs to be a mini sports pack of a few levels of them.

    1 maybe one for in market RSN's / btn, pac12, ect networks or part of base pack.
    1A 1 team only RSN's / take from the old Sports PPV ideas (some teams had local in market games as PPV)
    2 outer ring RSN's with not the need to buy the full sports pack.
    3. the non RSN's sports channels (some what cut down do to the Fox Soccer changes) Maybe a soccer / International sports pack?
    4 btn, pac12, ect networks? + Fox College Sports??
    5. outer maket RSN's + Fox College Sports or combo pack with 4.
     
  12. May 9, 2013 #52 of 1279
    fleckrj

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    I am sure a plan like that would end up costing more to get Universal Sports, the SEC network, the Big 10 network, ESPNU, BeIn, and NBC Sports Network than the $12.99 per month I am paying now. As long as they had adequate discounts for those who want multiples of your packs, I guess it could work.
     
  13. May 9, 2013 #53 of 1279
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    I actually like the late night games. I watch them and fall asleep. Also, they give me something to watch when I get home from games. That includes baseball, too.
     
  14. May 10, 2013 #54 of 1279
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    I stand corrected. maybe because it's only 6pm on the west coast....
     
  15. May 17, 2013 #55 of 1279
    DawgLink

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    i can not see a single war that the ACC could even remotely pull off their own successful channel
     
  16. May 17, 2013 #56 of 1279
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    I would agree that the original ACC schools could not do so, but with the addition of Boston College, Miami, Syracuse, Louisville, and Notre Dame, a single channel ACC network (along the lines of the Big 10 and SEC networks) makes a lot more sense than the PAC 12 or the Longhorn networks do.

    As I said before, ACC football might be a joke, but they are strong enough in basketball, soccer, lacross, baseball, golf, and tennis to attract viewers outside of their regional footprint. Even though, with a few exceptions, the football is not very good, football games will still attract a lot of viewers within some very big television markets.
     
  17. May 17, 2013 #57 of 1279
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    The ACC could support a channel but they could not support one at the price that BTN, the SEC Channel or even PAC 12 would command. They have a sort of channel today in their syndication deal, so the interest is there at least in the eastern portion of the country. They would be more successful than the Mountain West was (who, ironically started all this conference channel stuff only to fail eventually). They would NOT own home Notre Dame football but they would own the ND road games at ACC sites (although I would expect them to be on ESPN/ABC rather than an ACC channel).

    They would have enough inventory to support the channel as most of their schools have a lot of depth in sports. If they did not try to milk big money outside their footprint, they would be fine. They need to remember (as Maryland realized) that exposure is as important as money and right now too many of their games are regional only or (gasp) ESPN3 only.
     
  18. May 17, 2013 #58 of 1279
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    I agree, and you can bet that Notre Dame, Louisville, and Syracuse, who received a lot of national coverage as members of the Big East, are going to demand that the ACC improve their coverage. I do not believe that these schools would have agreed to join the ACC if there were not plans in place to ensure that all of their games would be broadcast.

    The ACC has to wake up and understand that there is more to the ACC now than just Duke, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest. Maryland had issues with the ACC going back to when Lefty was the basketball coach, because the league always catered to the four North Carolina schools. Now with the expansion and the replacement of Maryland with Louisville, there are more former Big East schools in the ACC than there are original ACC schools. The four NC schools will no longer have the clout they once had. I cannot wait to see Coach K and Ole Roy be forced to play in Louisville and South Bend. South Bend is even in a different time zone :eek2: I do not think Duke or UNC fans will know how to react.. !rolling
     
  19. May 17, 2013 #59 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    An ACC Network should increase TV coverage of baseball and softball.
     
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