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Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:38 pm
Edited on: May 4, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Though word got out about the Pac-12's new television deal with ESPN and Fox on Tuesday, the conference officially announced its new $2.7 billion agreement that will be bringing a whole lot more Pac-12 football into televisions around the country than ever before. 

“We are equally excited by the creation of Pac-12 Media Enterprises," said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott in a release. "Which will enable us to launch our own Pac-12 television and digital networks, providing signi cantly more exposure for women’s sports and Olympic sports in which the Pac-12 excels, in addition to academic and other campus programming of interest to our fan base. These new platforms will also provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to control the distribution of our intellectual property rights in sports, education and other Conference and membership initiatives.”

Yes, yes, but what does this mean for you, the college football fan? Well, it means you're going to have a lot more games to watch on Saturdays.

There will be 44 Pac-12 regular season games televised across ESPN and Fox platforms. Ten games a year will appear as national broadcasts on either ABC or Fox, with plenty of those games coming in primetime. Then there will be 34 other Pac-12 games broadcast on a combination of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and FX. As for the Pac-12 Network, that will carry any game not on the ESPN or Fox stations, and will average about three games per week.

As for the Pac-12 Championship game, it will be broadcast on Fox in 2011 and 2012, and then alternate between Fox and ESPN for the remaining years of the deal.

 

Comments

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Seriously, who East of the Missisippi River even cares about the Pac-10, Pac-12, whatever? I know I'm not staying up until 1am or 2am in the morning to watch USC play Oregon. It's a total joke they are getting more money than the Big 10 or SEC or ACC. The last time a Pac 10 team won a national championship in basketball was 1997.
Sorry if the SEC is one dimensional in CFB and a poor preforming conference academically, esp compared to PAC12 & ACC! PAC12 has it all. PAC12 was a sleeping giant until now. Growth in the potential fan-base for West Coast Sports is exponentially MONSTROUS and All will see in time!

No Stopping US.



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Quote:  "Seriously, who East of the Missisippi River even cares about the Pac-10, Pac-12, whatever? I know I'm not staying up until 1am or 2am in the morning to watch USC play Oregon. It's a total joke they are getting more money than the Big 10 or SEC or ACC. The last time a Pac 10 team won a national championship in basketball was 1997."
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Trust me...we don't care if you or anyone E/of the Miss actually watch our games.  All that matters is that ESPN and FOX wanted to be in the huge Pac 12 markets.   My guess is you will still watch since there is nothing else to do E/of the Miss in the Fall and Winter.




Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 9:44 am
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

So if I read this correctly, every Pac 12 football game will be televised, one way or the other.  This is good for each school because good or bad, the school can build and espand on their fan base.  Being a huge fan of college football and living in California, what this guarantees me is college football on Saturdays from 9:00 am. until 10:00 or so pm.  I can easily live with that.  This also has to make one wonder about just how happy the 8 teams in the Big 12 not named Texas or Oklahoma are.  They were suppose to get thiws fantastic T.V. deal.  Now it does not look so fantastic, does it?  Colorado will make much more money than any of those 8 teams.



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 4:51 am
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Please tell me this also means daytime games are coming back? I miss the old days in Arizona when we got to watch the visiting team and fans fry through a game at 105 degrees.



Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Dude, get serious. You would not stay up to watch two teams that have played in a combined 3 national championship games since 2000? And no, the Pac-12 has not won an NCAA basketball championship since 1997. Of course, one Pac-12 school has 11 of those things, which, I believe is more than most conferences, let alone schools in the country. It truly is the conference of champions. Don't take my word for it look up to see that UCLA has more NCAA titles than any school or that USC has 114 national championships.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

@Schmolik- First off, football is the money maker, not basketball. And the Pac-10 had2 BCS Berths last year.

And really, neither of those facts matter. What does matter is you have Pac-12 schools in more major markets than any other conference period. And I really don't think its that close. LA, Phoenix, Seattle, SLC, Denver etc. Not to mention the fans in Portland, San Fran, Sandiego and so on and so forth. A Bigger footprint means more money.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

I love the idea of the PAC-12 being able to present it’s sport programs around the nation for us displaced grads and fans. We can now watch some good football for a change and understand the announcers and the schools knowing that we will not have a division one program playing a community college no one h as ever heard of.

This is exciting and happy news for a change. I am not fond of the PAC-12 championship football game, but I suppose that is called progress.

While I am at it I suppose a welcome to Utah and Colorado would be in order.

We won more championship in all sports of any other conference, therefore our sport programs need to be show cased. Let the rest of the conferences see what real champions are like in all the sports.

A deal worth $2.7 billion over multiple sport stations of Fox and ESPN.


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Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

This Huge Network Deal is Only Proof that the PAC12 is the best Conference in America!!! Why else would they sign the best deal in the land?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Get Jealous.



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

They paid to show what people in the west want to watch. Do you think any of us are eager to waste a Saturday morning watching Vanderbilt play Mississippi State, or Syracuse play Rutgers. Hah!




Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

Dont know if they overpaid or not but I'll stay up until 2 am to watch usc v oregon


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