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Pac-12 Lands Richest TV Contract

May 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Featured News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott put out a number, $300 million per year for all Pac-12 media rights, saying that unless a broadcaster hit that number, the Pac-12 would hold onto at least one of their prized chess pieces. And when Fox and ESPN came to an agreement with the Pac-12 on a contract for nearly […]

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Source: ESPN Won’t Pay for Pac-12 Football

Feb 17th, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment

Some interesting insights on the state of the Pac-12 football television contract negotiations. There are many who have felt that ESPN has had bottomless pockets and would lock up western conference to add to it’s stable. But apparently, that is not the case. Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News takes a stab at […]

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Ebersol: Versus to be Re-Branded to include NBC Sports Brand

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Editorial, Featured News

This week we saw NBC Sports President, Dick Ebersol make an official comment on the worst kept secret: that Versus would eventually be rebranded in some capacity as NBC Sports. Versus will be the primary NBC Sports network, that much seems to be known. But the regional networks will also likely be in the mix […]

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Big 12 Considers Name Change

Dec 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, College Sports Television News, Featured News

The running joke…a much overused one…has been that the Big Ten has 12 teams and the Big 12 has 10, so why not swap names? (gimme those ribs!). And this past week, we saw the Big Ten announce their new divisions names, with much public disgust. But for the Big 12, there has been much […]

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2010 College Football TV Ratings

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Featured News

From the Sports Business Daily: Source: Sports Business Daily: CBS led all nets broadcasting college football this season with a 4.2 rating and 6.9 million viewers for its package of SEC games. The net this season topped ABC’s college football broadcasts for only the second time since ’90. However, CBS’ figures are down 4.5% from the […]

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ACC TV Deal Almost Complete: $155 Million per Year

May 17th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Featured News

It’s being reported that the ACC and ESPN are on the verge of a TV deal that will pay them $1.86 billion over 12 years, an average of $155 million per year. That’s a huge increase over the current $67 million per year the conference makes. This boost will put the ACC third behind the […]

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NCAA Agrees to Deal with CBS/Turner for Basketball Tournament – eyes 68 teams

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: college basketball, College Sports Television News, Featured News, NCAA News

The NCAA has agreed to a 14 year, $11.8 billion dollar deal with CBS & Turner for an expanded basketball tournament, to start in 2011. The NCAA seems to initially favor expanding from 65 to 68 teams, by adding 3 more play-in games. But all signs point to an eventual 96 team scenario before the […]

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Pac-10 Hires Former Big 12 Commish

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, expansion, Featured News, NCAA News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment

Intriguing move by the Pac-10 in hiring Kevin Weiberg as COO. If Pac-10 expansion is to happen, Weiberg is an excellent person to have around. He was the Big 12 commissioner from 1998 – 2007. He then left to become an executive for the Big Ten Network which has become the goal of all other […]

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Ivy League Seeks National TV Deal

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Featured News, Ivy League Expansion & Realignment

Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris said she wants to negotiate national television agreements to show football, basketball and possibly lacrosse and soccer games. Individual schools had been working out their own agreements. Now they are willing to give up the best games from their regional television packages if Harris can use them as leverage […]

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2009 College Sports TV Revenue by Conference

Dec 25th, 2009 | By | Category: College Sports Television News, Editorial, Featured News

Per ESPN, by millions: Big Ten: $242SEC: $205Big 12: $78ACC: $67 (Update 2010: new deal worth $155 million per year, 12 years)Pac 10: $58Big East: $33 http://espn.go.com/videohub/player/embed.swf Read More on CSI…

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