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    Interesting article on how ESPN plans to fight cord cutting....

    Note to all...there is some interesting stuff here.

    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/D...2twitter%22%7D

    Also we have been asked to partner on "technological advancements" for the SEC Network launch. I have been in the meetings where we have pitched some pretty cool things. Let's just say that during SEC College Gameday next year (yes...the SEC Network will have its own version of College Gameday direct from an SEC campus every week) that you may have the ability to access some cool features provided you are one of our customers!

    Another key part of the article is that networks like NFL network are getting about $0.47 per subscriber. College sports networks are getting about $0.29 per sub. That means if you are a 20-team ACC and you want to earn your school $15 million per year that you would have to bring in sub fees of at least $12 million per school or $240 million per year. At $0.30 per month that means that you will have to reach at least 67 million subscribers.

    Now Fox Sports 1 just started with 94 million subs out of the box. Comcast + DirecTV = about 50 million. Add Time Warner, Dish and Cox...and you go over your magic number. Just food for thought...
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    Some very interesting stuff there. It's a strange new world that something like how people consume media can have such an effect on your favorite college sports team.

    Quote Originally Posted by CobbCountyHokie View Post
    Note to all...there is some interesting stuff here.

    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/D...2twitter%22%7D

    Also we have been asked to partner on "technological advancements" for the SEC Network launch. I have been in the meetings where we have pitched some pretty cool things. Let's just say that during SEC College Gameday next year (yes...the SEC Network will have its own version of College Gameday direct from an SEC campus every week) that you may have the ability to access some cool features provided you are one of our customers!

    Another key part of the article is that networks like NFL network are getting about $0.47 per subscriber. College sports networks are getting about $0.29 per sub. That means if you are a 20-team ACC and you want to earn your school $15 million per year that you would have to bring in sub fees of at least $12 million per school or $240 million per year. At $0.30 per month that means that you will have to reach at least 67 million subscribers.

    Now Fox Sports 1 just started with 94 million subs out of the box. Comcast + DirecTV = about 50 million. Add Time Warner, Dish and Cox...and you go over your magic number. Just food for thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbCountyHokie View Post
    Another key part of the article is that networks like NFL network are getting about $0.47 per subscriber. College sports networks are getting about $0.29 per sub. That means if you are a 20-team ACC and you want to earn your school $15 million per year that you would have to bring in sub fees of at least $12 million per school or $240 million per year. At $0.30 per month that means that you will have to reach at least 67 million subscribers.
    The eastern seaboard has roughly 120 million residents (not sure how many households/subscribers). I would think 67 million subscribers would translate to 200 to 250 million residents (65% to 80% of the U.S. total population).

    If $0.30 is a good number, then the ACC better hope Notre Dame tags along with Texas and 5 other Big XII schools. Even then, I'm not sure that would be 67 million subscribers. I may be using voodoo math too. Regardless, adding ND and Texas feels like making a deal with the devil.

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