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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.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:24 pm

They Overpaid

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.

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:44 pm

Pac-12 officially announces TV deal

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