OS: The league’s current television and media rights deal is up in 2020. Is there an update on any negotiations?
Aresco: “Nothing formal going on. The TV discussion was important and we’re filling in our membership on what’s going on. We’re trying to identify where the competition would be and what’s our value with the assets we bring and what we could do to enhance our value. All of those things were discussed in the meeting. The league is in a great place and it’s come a long way, but now we just need to get fair value for what we offer. I think everybody is thinking about it.
“One of our presidents said that it’s agenda item 1 through 25, which is a good way to put it. It’s something I think about night and day.
“We’ve had a great year and it’s probably the best time we ever could have picked in terms of the value of our conference being at its highest since we reconstituted ourselves five years ago. I think we’ve got a great product and when you’ve got a great product you’re confident ultimately you can figure out the right kind of TV and media.”