Over the life of the acc contract that is more than 100 million more than under the acc contract.
We currently get much more than that for research. I do wonder though how much Of that would be at risk if we changed conferences? I suspect net net that would be a gain.
Remember though acc with nd wouLd do better than that. The problem is I hear we are prevented from even exploring that option under our contract. That is huge and prevents us from having a level playing field.
Of course, if we did get the domers who is to say Swafford could do better the second time around.
It still does not sit well with me that according a post the other day according to Nelson ratings the acc the 2nd most viewed tv property and we have the worst payout AND are prevented from starting a tv network.
It also bugs me that I read on a duke board that his son works for the companay that has our secondary rights. Ie raycom. I am sure it was on the up and up but boy the deal would look better if relatives were not involved. I also have no idea whether that post was true.
Long term. Sounds like it is part of the cable bill if part of base cable which is paid by all cable households not just fans.
Secondly your point about the money drying up may be true. It will also dry up for the acc deal too. So it is a moot point. If anything it would be relative to the overall value.
I don't always talk to UVa Grads but when I do I always order the Large Fries.
In the meantime. I would not mind putting 10 million more to our tv contract. Even then when that stops everything is still going to relative. I would thin the sec would fare better than most of keeping that subscriber base.
$2 per subscriber sounds extremely reasonable to me, especially since I agree with the author's suggestion that many outside SEC states will subscribe to SEC network, and since it also doesn't include non-cable/sat TV revenue, nor advertising revenue. $3 per subscriber -- $80M per school -- sounds pretty reasonable for that matter, so even a 30% drop off of that $3 would still be netting us $65+ million.