AAC 2nd TV Contract/Negotiations

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I can't see ESPN being unhappy about getting paid for the local broadcast rights (a la SNY in the northeast). National stuff is absolutely at risk.

Aresco should be shipped to Dallas on a rocket if he gives up the ability for locals to buy rights, in exchange for propping up ESPN+.

Also - it wouldn't make any sense for live sports to transition to ESPN+ exclusively. ESPN gets more revenue per cable subscriber than ESPN+ subscriber. Live sports is one of the few things propping up cable at all.
ESPN+ is what they have to develop to keep Wall Street happy. The analysits hammer Disney every quarter on the subs declining.

It has to be exclusive content or they would violate their contacts with the cable carriers.

Hadn’t thought about the inventory that gets sold to CBS or local RSNs. But yeah, that’s his only chance to show any movement in the dollar value of the contract so I’d suspect you should start building that rocket.
 

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The Orlando paper is like the AAC Pravda. Stunning Steve might be on the editorial staff.
 

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Why wouldn't they be, they are the hometown paper of the national champs by golly.
It’s fine just funny how hard they try and prop it up. Not exactly the job of newspapers in my mind, but it’s 2018 that ship has long sailed.
 
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ESPN+ is what they have to develop to keep Wall Street happy. The analysits hammer Disney every quarter on the subs declining.

It has to be exclusive content or they would violate their contacts with the cable carriers.

Hadn’t thought about the inventory that gets sold to CBS or local RSNs. But yeah, that’s his only chance to show any movement in the dollar value of the contract so I’d suspect you should start building that rocket.
This would be a theater of the absurd, if it happens.

ESPN would be pissing off myriad subscribers who already pay $7.50 a month to get them, in the hopes they can charge $5? They would be cannabalizing their own revenue and ticking partners off at the same time.

Out of market - total different ballgame. ESPN has probably taken too long to charge for it, but I’m biased as a local fan.

The only thing this would be for the AAC is a white flag - you may as well blow it up if they can’t monetize success at all, much less make it worse with online only taking any reasonable content.
 

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This would be a theater of the absurd, if it happens.

ESPN would be pissing off myriad subscribers who already pay $7.50 a month to get them, in the hopes they can charge $5? They would be cannabalizing their own revenue and ticking partners off at the same time.

Out of market - total different ballgame. ESPN has probably taken too long to charge for it, but I’m biased as a local fan.

The only thing this would be for the AAC is a white flag - you may as well blow it up if they can’t monetize success at all, much less make it worse with online only taking any reasonable content.
Nobody but the AAC office, UCF athletic department and Orlando newspaper thinks the AAC has any success to monetize.
 

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I dont know who this guy is, but I am encourage this report is coming from someone other than the usual clowns from MN and WV.
He's a Memphis radio host I believe. Memphis AD has a standing interview on their show every week
 

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UConn basketball is 7.38 times more prestigious than Navy football.

Why aren’t we negotiating a deal that keeps us from playing Sunday at 6 p.m. on an unrated network during an NFL Conference Championship game?

We have precedent. What are they going to do? Throw us out? Good luck with your non-Navy football, non-UConn basketball negotiations.

It might be time to stop monitoring the situation and start actually impacting it.

The top two things this Mickey Mouse organization is now selling is UConn men’s basketball and UConn women’s basketball. You can put them 1-2 in whichever order like. Time to act as if.
The amount that UConn is subsidizing the league’s deal is pretty annoying.
 

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