“(The) revenue model is based on two things: cable TV and football … If I was looking just a decade in the future, the landscape will be very different in relation to both of those.”
“I know it’s impossible to turn the clock back … to a simpler time in athletics when football games were always at 1 p.m. and they were big occasions in the campus’ community life, and all the games were on the weekends, and the athletes were less challenged by being students and athletes, too.
“I know that sounds trivial,’’ she said, “but part of the value of football to the institution is community building, and it makes it very hard to realize that value with the constant jerking around of game times.”
She is so spot on with that. I wish Universities would collectively grow some balls and stop being flunkies to the TV stations.
YOU are spot on. The PAC12 will have to decide if it wants to keep its currents members. There is a clear imbalance in the espn and fox contracts.
Why should the PAC12 have to play at 7 p.m. PST when the rest of the country is going to bed?
Why should the PAC12 members get less money than the small12 and the other P5 conferences?
Why should the cfp clearly down grade the PAC12 schedule?
That is a lot of whys and that leads me to believe that we are now in for either a realignment or new media players coming into College Football.
Yes espn is going to need to have content to fill their scheduling. You can also be sure that a media giant is going to “swoop” or BREAK THE BANK for the PAC12. I have no doubt google, appletv or others are going to change College Football as we know it. I sure hope we get on the same train.
That has been a sore spot with just about all of the fans that actually attend the games. We pay to attend and often have to make travel arrangements and are often inconvenienced and have added expense so a game can be broadcast to a minuscule audience. In the long run, we G5 folks don’t make enough to really warrant the hassle. What do we get, $3MM?
Likely PAC isnt going to do anything with Big 12 except wait for their GOR to expire when OU and Texas will leave…then, they will likely take 3 schools along with Houston and expand to 16 and into the central time zones…You see what their alternative is if they do not do this in 2022/2023 when TV contracts expire and GOR makes Big 12 vulnerable…
The pac has been rumbling for a couple of years and now the complaints are public so I doubt the pac will sit back and wait 6 years. Not when the big12 Can offer an alliance for access to the central time zone.
Not a merger but something along the lines of the agreement the big12 has with the SEC.
If the big 12 can get an alliance with the SEC and PAC then it becomes more stable. It already has access tot the MNC and makes plenty of money. The pac is now looking more unstable than the big12 even.
PAC will wait for the big shoe to drop: 4 super conferences; 64 teams. If the shoe drops with the end of GOR for B12, or whether it’s another grab by ACC, BIG or SEC is speculative. I hope Aldineblue is correct, And I hope we can be serious contenders for the AAC championship each year until then. JMO.
PACs TV contract doesnt expire until 2022, i think…this likely locks them in from making changes until close to expiration. Their rage is good and beneficial…As each year passes and they fall farther and farther behind BIG, SEC and ACC, and their rage and frustration will only increase. It appears only solution is to expand east into central time zone states and TV markets.
If i was in their shoes id look into getting a deal in streaming. Namely Hulu or Amazon who already stream NFL games if you have their subscription. Why? because Netflix is in risk of dying with this Disney-Fox Merger and not only that but Disney own stakes in most of the Movie companies that are making it big, Hulu and the all evil ESPN (80%). But, thats not why because as soon as the older generation (im sorry guys) leaves there will be less cable tv being watched and more streaming done and theyll have to realign how and who gets more content and streaming, and fans/subscribers will have alot to do with that. Right now about 50% of the population has Netflix but that could all change when disney introduces its own streaming service having pulled its content a while back from netflix (netflix wanting to keep its content 50% original). I guess what im saying if realignment goes bad (again) because weve been screwed before. Id take the most money we can for 1-2 years and jump ship to a stream. Heck id be so bold as to say get with a wireless carrier who will stream you (i.e T-mobile who already give Netflix for free)
Here’s a dire view of PAC12 finances(a bit dated, but nothing has changed). Playing catch-up is not a surprise; how they improve isn’t addressed. But will the B12 allow their revenue stream to be jeopardized by having their conference poached? Can OU and UT really make a lot more money (about $8M) by jumping to another conference but have a more difficult path to CFP? And w/o poaching a UT and/or OU, will new providers deliver more revenues to PAC even if they expand with lower profile teams? Interesting. Pac-12 finances: $1 billion revenue deficit looms
Or can one make a case for re-structuring for a 4, 16-team conference? BIG and SEC are already making about the same amount. Why wouldn’t one network pay for the right to CFP with type of format?