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I read where Mississippi State and Ole Miss are playing on ESPN at 6:30 Thanksgiving night. Any ideas where Texas-TT will end up being televised?
Fox Sports 1.
It will be Fox's 24-hour sports network (like NBC's NBCSports) that launches in mid-August.
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Gotcha, thanks. Interesting that we will be on Fox 1, given our ties to ESPN via The Longhorn Network.
ESPN wants more from the SEC than the Lonely Horn Network.
That 15 million check sure is nice though.
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FOX has decided to go head to head with ESPN. You have to have a 24/7 generalist station to do that. They will also create a show like Sportscenter.
Will Fox Sports 1 be available to everyone right from the beginning?
Texas AD already generates more than enough revenue to cover all of its expenses plus all of the expenses for all other varsity sports. Further, the AD is a non-profit, so excess revenues shouldn't be a motivator. Why would a fan care that there are excess revenues? Sorry if the answer is obvious, I'm afraid I don't see the logic?
That's my understanding.
Fox Sports 1 is a rebranding/repurposing of Speed Network, which is already on many cable systems.
"On March 5, 2013, Fox Sports officially announced that it would relaunch Speed as Fox Sports 1 on August 17, 2013. Fox has directly positioned the channel to be a major competitor to ESPN: studio programs will include the daily sports news program Fox Sports Live (which will compete directly against ESPN's SportsCenter), Rush Hour, a new early-evening program hosted by Regis Philbin, and Fox Football Daily. Beginning in 2014, Fox Sports 1 will air 26 weeks worth of regular season Major League Baseball games and coverage of select post-season games (the Fox network will air significantly fewer games as a result), and select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races will also be moved to the network (expanding upon the existing NASCAR programming already on Speed)
I realize your brethren have internal issues realizing why UT acts the way it does, but if you can't see the logic in turning down Tier 3 money then you're as hopeless as the rest of them. Texas proposed a conference network and was denied. It proposed a Lone Star network and was denied by savant Bill Byrne.
I care, as a fan, that Texas remain diligent in the college financial landscape. Allowing the SEC, Pac 12 and Big Ten to start networks that cash in on Tier 3 rights and do nothing about it screams mismanagement. As frustrating as the mediocre records of football, basketball and baseball are, the one area Bellmont has succeeded in is accruing profit.
No sane college sports fan takes pride in finishing first in licensing while Alabama wins title after title but the notion that Longhorns fans shouldn't care that the Texas AD is pursuing as many revenue streams as possible is asinine. At some point, a non-Dodds decision-maker will put those streams to use and better to have them than to be left wanting.
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