I don't think there is any chance they get $10MM per school/yr. ESPN already owns all of the ACC content & it was recently announced that the Raycom deal will remain in place. I've not seen $10MM projected from anyone.What's missing though is that's no payout from the ACC Network yet. They get $10M a year for that starting next year.
Exactly! The ACC will never be on par with the Big Ten or SEC Networks in terms of revenue. It will do better than the PAC 12 Network, but only because of the ESPN affiliation. If it had tried to go independent like the PAC 12, I bet the ACC Network would have matched the PAC 12 Network at best.I think the real number will be in the $3-5MM/yr range. ACC fans who think the ACCN will throw off $100MM+ to the conference are dreaming
Hate to say it, but the ACCN is likely to keep that conference in 3rd place for revenues well into the future. And the $10 mil figure will eventually be reached, maybe not right away, but they’ll get there.Exactly! The ACC will never be on par with the Big Ten or SEC Networks in terms of revenue. It will do better than the PAC 12 Network, but only because of the ESPN affiliation. If it had tried to go independent like the PAC 12, I bet the ACC Network would have matched the PAC 12 Network at best.
The Big Ten and SEC will continue to further distance themselves from the rest. It will be interesting to see if the SEC can make it a back and forth battle with the Big Ten for the top spot going forward.
It’s happened more than twice. The ACC did it in 2017. SEC did it in 2012. Heck Florida did it in 2007.I do not think that the ACC will ever have the revenue that the Big Ten and SEC do...it is extremely unlikely.
The ACC hasn't had the money of these two conferences for some time...
But the ACC will do OK athletically....Only twice, in all of these decades, has a conference pulled the difficult trick of being the football and basketball champions. And last year, it was the ACC.
That’s not how TV ratings work and even if they did you are talking about 5k people.Does it though? Or at least, does it count for much? Serious question.
Let's say UL/UConn make a bowl. If UL fills the stands and UConn only fills half it's allotment, that's great for UL and all but does it mean much if the number of TV's watching at home is half that of UConn's (I don't know the exact numbers, but theoretically)? TV ad revenue could more than make up for any lost gate sales, I would think.
Of course you have a ton of other factors, but if TV is really running things, attendance doesn't really matter as long as the eyes are glued to the screens if they aren't at the park.
Normal brain: UConn probably would’ve have been a more attractive ACC/Power Conference candidate if it had deeper, more successful football roots and a larger, more passionate fanbase.That’s not how TV ratings work and even if they did you are talking about 5k people.
Takes him only 1 paragraph to show himself an idiot. About par for the course.