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Big Ten gets nearly 300% increase in new TV deal


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So much for the end of the Big TV money...

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2016/06/20/Media/ESPN-Big-Ten.aspx

"The six-year, $2.64 billion media rights haul represents a big win for the Big Ten Conference, of course, which will see its average media rights payout nearly triple when it takes effect next fall.

More significantly, the deal is a good sign for the broader sports business, showing that ESPN will remain an active player in the live rights business, especially when it comes to premium rights."

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"...Fox Sports will carry the Big Ten football championship game every season, which is a strong draw each December. Fox also will have game selection advantages over ESPN, which almost certainly means that the coveted Michigan-Ohio State rivalry will move to Fox most years."

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20 minutes ago, Azmodi said:

Can someone explain to me how this is a 300% increase? Perhaps my math mojo is failing but, I don't see this any where near a 300% increase.

They go from $150 million this year to $440 million next year... it's a 293.333333333...% increase.

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So the 150 million covered all 14 teams? I honestly missed that. If I recall their previous contract was 150 million per year prior to the additions of schools #13 and #14. I honestly didn't care enough about the B1G to delve much deeper. Thanks for the heads up. :GoBulls:

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16 hours ago, Azmodi said:

So the 150 million covered all 14 teams? I honestly missed that. If I recall their previous contract was 150 million per year prior to the additions of schools #13 and #14. I honestly didn't care enough about the B1G to delve much deeper. Thanks for the heads up. :GoBulls:

Yes... the $150 million per year covered all of the teams... and these numbers don't count the BTN money because that changes year to year with no minimum - unlike the SEC network which is really just a special ESPN channel - the B1G actually owns 49% of the BTN and therefore gets 49% of the profits from advertising and carriage fees.

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18 minutes ago, bullcocky101 said:

I thought our TV deal was like a test run and that's why it was so low...anybody think the American will get a big increase in TV revenue?

I think it will increase... "big" is a relative term.

But yes, I believe Aresco signed a short-term contract to prove our worth... and I would definitely expect Fox or NBC to up the ante a bit.

It won't be P5 level... but it might get us back to where we were in the Big East.  (#justahunch #maybewishfulthinking)

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1 hour ago, JimUSFSig said:

I think it will increase... "big" is a relative term.

But yes, I believe Aresco signed a short-term contract to prove our worth... and I would definitely expect Fox or NBC to up the ante a bit.

It won't be P5 level... but it might get us back to where we were in the Big East.  (#justahunch #maybewishfulthinking)

I think we need a couple more years of good competition and a few nut-punch upsets to the P5. Then, who knows, we could either get BE levels or the whole establishment crumbles. :lol:

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6 hours ago, JimUSFSig said:

I think it will increase... "big" is a relative term.

But yes, I believe Aresco signed a short-term contract to prove our worth... and I would definitely expect Fox or NBC to up the ante a bit.

It won't be P5 level... but it might get us back to where we were in the Big East.  (#justahunch #maybewishfulthinking)

I sure hope so, Jim. I can't help but think absent a jump to the P5, we're going to keep being left further and further behind.

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