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im sorry. Its on TLN. I cant see them floating around.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
It took a year to get the Big10 Network distribution. How are they severely underperforming 6 months in?
Most of those distribution agreements were signed within two weeks of the start of the second season. You know, the second time around when the BTN's leverage was at its lowest ebb.
It appears this is all about leverage and who blinks first. The frustartion is a majority of Longhorn viewers are missing games because of this game of chicken.
Wouldn't be so critical if they set up pay per views for some of these games but nobody had the foresight to do that and it's all or nothing. Right now we got nothing but a promise that they're working on it.
Make it a stand alone premium channel. Horn fans will pay $15/month extra for it.
CBS Radio charges $6.95/month to LISTEN to the blacked out games on the internet.
Of course, it's a long-term deal.
My point is not that they would want to abandon the project now, just that you can't through 20 years without getting what you want, which is the coverage. They'll take the money, but they never needed the money.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
Doing that locks in the audience and limits the revenue stream. You really don't want to do that interim measure if you want a fee for every head because the provider will say, look, only X thousand people care about this channel.
A fee for every head is one thing. $.40/mo. for every head is not going to happen.
Those who can, do; those who can't, coach; those who never could, complain about the first two.
The Big 10 network had DirectTV at launch. The Longhorn Network doesn't have anything nearly as widely distributed 6 months in. That is how they are underperforming.
With all due respect, that's a little disengenuous. The Big Ten deal with DirecTV was what enabled to launch. Texas got the exact same thing by signing a contract with ESPN. DirecTV lost a great deal of money in the first year or so, just as ESPN is doing. The fact that DirecTV could broadcast the content was a distinct advantage, but that's the only real difference.
Well, when you are talking about a television network, the difference between being on TV or not being on TV is all the difference in the world, so let's not soft petal that little detail.
The correct term is soft pedal.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
You're missing the point. The NFL has a long history of joint projects with DirecTV - Sunday Ticket, Red Zone, and now the NFL Network. To this day, Sunday Ticket remains exclusive to DirecTV. Red Zone and the NFL Network are available to other carriers but have only been picked up by a few. Interestingly enough, Grande has both of them as well.
I'm not trying to give ESPN a pass here, but the facts are fairly simple. No matter with whom the original deal is struck, it's the first step in a long process to see it to saturation. It's quite possible that having LHN picked up by any two of the major players will deliver it to more households than the NFL Network, and that's been around for several years and has a much greater operating cost.
Is Verizon Fios available in your area?
I'm about 100 yards from a drop but it's not available for my neighborhood. Ugh.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
All you need is a long cable.
Really!!! We used to steal cable in college that required more effort than that!!!
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