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Any talks going on for the next carrier?
Also, has ESPN paid Texas anything yet? If it doesn't pick up more carriers, can ESPN drop LHN and Texas not see the $300M?
I am pretty sure Texas gets paid yearly and it increases as the years go by. With AT&T picking up LHN, I think it's safe to say that the LHN is here to stay.
This post was edited by Mitch Connor 19 months ago
I don't know of any outs for ESPN.
I also don't foresee another significant carrier this calendar year.
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Aggies friends claiming that if LHN doesn't make anything... ESPN could drop them? I knew that was bogus. A contract is a contract, right?
Well first of all, you should know better than to listen to Aggies. Second, your friends sound like idiots (sorry). Finally, the money is paid out annually. I am 99.9% sure of that.
sadly all contracts can be broken
I understand there are outs, but they would require a serious failure on the part of one of the parties. Failure to accomplish widespread carriage would not be an out for ESPN as negotiating carriage agreements is their sole responsibility.
Those who can, do; those who can't, coach; those who never could, complain about the first two.
Just tell your Agroid friends to go back and hump their sheep. That will end the conversation quickly.
That is part of the purpose of civil courts.
Both sides in this agreement have smart guys so I am sure their are certain terms that both sides must meet in order for a contract to be cancelled. I am quite sure that Texas would have pushed for that money to be guaranteed given the potential brand risk they have taken on. They are the wholesale content and ESPN is the wholesale content provider. Texas fans have the agonizing position of waiting until ESPN gets the price they want for said content from DTV and TWC. It will be interesting to see what kind of leverage ultimately forces those providers to join.
Those conversations are out of our pay grade. Bobby on the other hand....
This post was edited by TexBrenham 19 months ago
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How much profit is ESPN making from LHN?
They're still on Phase 2.
I haven't seen the figures (I'm not sure anyone outside of the involved parties has) but I'm sure it's still in the red (both for start-up costs and annual operating costs).
AT&T picking it up is huge but isn't nearly enough to cover costs imo.
Just saw a report that bars and restuarants cant grt the lhn with uverse with their commercial contracts. Seems like if thats the case with other carriers some may not sign up
Bar and restaurant owners hoping to show University of Texas football games on the...
XoGisele, Ashley Sky, Niki Skyler
Actually, just the opposite. Provisions such as this one favor the carriers.
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