I heard about something like this somewhere else...who was that other
Yet again, cougs lead the way.
That's pretty close to the deal BYU got from ESPN, right?No offense
to myopic BYU fans, but this deal is exactly 0% similar to BYU's. This is
creating an entire network devoted to Texas sports. Not agreeing to broadcast a
few games a season during football.
While the deal may be different the similarities are that ESPN chose ONE
university to partner with. In this case, Texas for 20 years. Why? Because TX
has a "brand" when it comes to football and basketball. BYU has a brand as well, and that's whey ESPN chose to partner. Distribution
of content in the state of TX...sounds similar to the BYU model as well. Pout all you want, but ESPN is throwing a lot of cash towards this
model...something they started with BYU.
Oklahoma has just announced tonight, that they are also, going to have their own
Network.Up next....Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio state, Penn state, USC, Oregon, Washington and maybe 5 or 10 others.They
are essentially Independent now, and their Conference partners are not happy.Because, they've all been feeding off the gravy train. Just like the MWC
teams, including Utah, did for 40 years with BYU.When teams can't
ride coat-tails anymore, merely through Conference affiliation, then teams like
Utah, might actually have to "do something" over generations, to claim
Legacy Status.I think BYU, once again, is ahead of the curve and in
a pretty good place.No, they are not Texas or Notre Dame, but they
are one of only 3 college teams who have their own Individual Network deal.The Independent list will grow, and if the BCS continues, (doubtful)
will have it's own guaranteed BCS contract.
The byu got way more than that. Its why everyone wants to be us.
Bluto, BYU has gained far more from Utah in terms of money (AKA BCS money) than
Utah ever has gained from BYU and the third rate bowls they have gone to over
the years. Maybe if BYU had gone to two BCS bowls like Utah and TCU you would
have an argument but since your team has not I think the Y owes Utah and TCU a
thanks for a undeserved share of the bowl money. You're welcome.
As a proud UT alum I have to say Hookem Horns!!!
@BlutoAll BCS conferences except the Big East have contracts for
their champions to participate in specific BCS bowl games. Unless their champion
is involved in the BCS National Championship game, the conference tie-ins
are: * Rose Bowl - Big Ten vs. Pac-10 champion * Fiesta
Bowl - Big 12 champion * Orange Bowl - ACC champion * Sugar
Bowl - SEC championPlease share with us which one of those
conferences will allow Indy tie-ins to the BCS games?Also Penn State
tried Independence before joining the Big Ten, I can't see them going Indy even
if Ohio State does. Same goes for Oregon or Washington if USC leaves.
williary"This is creating an entire network devoted to Texas
sports. Not agreeing to broadcast a few games a season during football."It's funny how BYU haters love to use half-truths to bolster their weak
rebuttals.BYUtv won't be devoted entirely to BYU Sports, but it will
certainly be broadcasting more than "a few games a season during
football."EVERY BYU football and basketball home game and most
away games will be broadcast and/or rebroadcast on BYUtv.And most
BYU football and basketball games will also be broadcast on ESPN.Nobody is saying that BYU's deal is equivalent in scale to Texas' deal, but
Texas did follow the model ESPN first established with BYU.As far as
BCS money. BYU makes significantly more revenue from one home football game than
they've received from Utah's two BCS games combined.
Poor little rocky, pebbles and utey. So quick to try and spin. The
fact is BYU already has its own network that is available in something like
60-70 million homes. They didn't need help from ESPN to set that up a network
like Texas does. To the contrary ESPN is using BYU's network, hi def truck and
other capabilities and that is part of thier deal. I see fear in
you. Fear that USC will soon follow suit. Fear that only those schools that have
national followings, or are located in extremely large metro areas so they have
extremely large fan bases, will eventually dominate the airwaves. Fear that the pac10 will eventually be no better than any other conference as
it will be cmprised of schools dependent on each other, unable to cut it on
their own and thus unable to fully compete at the highest levels.It
will soon be us and them with BYU being one of the "us" that is
capable of stnading on its own and generating large dollars. utah will be one of
"them" dependent on others for the scraps and limited coverage in
their own small markets. LOL
I keep looking for the announcement about Utah's tv deal. Where was that
article....Utes are sooooo predictable. They don't have a house, but
they'll try and belittle someone else's house because it isn't as big as the one
next door. How pathetic. And sad.
Big win for Texas, big loss for the Big 12.Big difference between
the Texas station and BYU TV is that BYU TV is church owned and not for profit.
It fulfills the mission of the Y and has been around (predominantly to carry
general conference) for a long time. Plus, BYU TV is already established and
carried by most satelite or cable networs in the US. Will be great for them to
pick up the non-ESPN games, the replays and the other sports. Harkens back to
the days when folks would flock to the stake center to watch BYU games on the
dish. Quite a bit different from the Texas deal, but still very cool. As a Utah fan, certainly makes me wonder if USC will make the push to do
the same thing. However, Texas has a much larger following that USC for sports
other than football. Plus the Texas / Big 12 fans care much more about football
than the laid back PAC-12.In any scenario, in any deal, both Utah
and BYU are eons ahead of where they are being connected to the cruddy Craig
Thompson conference and the Mountain.
LOL! WOW! The Domino is comming! You think BCS saw this coming? Do they care?
Cable TV going to love seeing comcast die or am I wrong?I can see
it, NBC going all out NOTRE DAME NETWORK. I can see it coming. MARK THAT DOWN!
oh how the tds is so desperate for the BCS to crumble.Funny how the
corporate heads like to use the word exposure ( i.e acceptance) yet root for a
All those who spout off about how much Utah gave BYU with a couple of BCS wins
need to go back to school. BCS money is split with 50 non-AQ teams, then the
conference, then the team that plays in the game after expenses. In the end,
not a whole lot of money to be gained by conference affiliation. There is also
BCS money given to the 50 non-AQ teams regardless of having a team in the BCS.
I will not take the time but would love to see someone else look at the money
generated over time by BYU bowl games with time value of money figured in.
DEW Cougars Love your enthusiasm, but don't get too carried away.Comcast is BUYING NBC! It doesn't sound like they're dying anytime
soon.The MTN, however, will move even further into obscurity and
irrelevancy.Direct TV has already announced that they will be
dropping the MTN from their basic tier of programming next year.BYU,
TCU and Utah are getting out just in time. Boise State, Nevada, and Fresno State
will regret ever getting involved with Craig Thompson.
@Marked it DownLOL, oh man Comcast taking nbc - that really
sickening.I use to work for Directv and wow - bye bye mtn. LOL, love
it. Not very good for mwc when they find out they can't get comcast in their
rural area including some Sandy area. Those TV cables are nasty.
Again Uties, keep clinging to your 2 BCS Bowl games. It's "All" you
have.What you dont have is...1 Heisman, 1 National
Championship (by 5 organizations)7 Sammy Baugh's1 Doak Walker4
Davey O'briens 2 NFL MVP's 1 Super Bowl MVP7 College Hall of
Famers 16 Consensues All-Americans and 60 All AmericansAnd you certainly don't have enough of a "Brand" to have ESPN Pay
Millions to broadcast your piddly programs.Under todays rules, BYU
(twice), Tulane, Marshall and TCU would also have qualified for the BCS, before
U.Washington State and UConn have played in BCS bowls, big whoop.
A National game of the week for the U? Paleeze...BYU-TV
will be monetized, either through commercials or by way of grants.General manager just announced BYUtv is moving more to a "general"
content with Church programming in the mornings and sundays.BYU
looked to and planned for future trends, Utah, just looked for a bigger
Coat-Tail.About two years from now, the only games the U will have
on TV, will be on Fox regional. ...Times are a changing and Utah
will be just anotherclinger,
Just for clarification, this deal does not "replace" the existing
ESPN contract that is in place for the Big 12. That is why only 1 football
game is being broadcast each year. Texas will get their share of that contract
as well. That is a lot of money for a few basetball games, full
coverage of other sports and basically football replays. Funny,
however, how they can claim that so many other games from other networks will be
broadcast on a replay basis. Arent there any other networks out there like the
mtn who say no, you cant rebroadcast our games?As someone else
already said this is different than BYU's network. ESPN is setting this up and
owning it for Texas. BYU owns their own network and contracted with ESPN only
for the FB and BB games.It looks like things are going to continue
to change a lot over the next few years.
Bluto,Did you happen to right propaganda speeches for Benito
Mussonlini?First Utah county...next the world!!!LOL!
hedgehogDid you happen to happen to take an English to learn how to
WRITE?At least YOU'RE always good for a laugh.
Bluto - how will BYU TV be monetized as part of a church owned academic
Hey Bluto, you figure out who was supposed to block Burton yet?
Hey UU32, you figure out who was supposed to guard Jimmer yet?
Yep - Clyburn or Kupets or Watkins or . . . I have faced reality. So back to my