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turkey_server
05-17-2010, 09:04 PM
http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/05/17/daily2.html


ESPN won the TV rights to ACC football and basketball in a bidding competition with Fox Sports that was surprisingly close, industry sources say, and as a result made the conference several million more dollars.

The back-and-forth bidding, which reached its final stages last week at the league’s spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., drove up ESPN’s rights fee from initial projections of about $120 million a year to $155 million, sources said, providing the ACC with more than double the revenue it was receiving from its previous football and basketball contracts.


Cliffs: ESPN reaches a 12-year TV deal with the ACC for $155 million a year.

Pretty big impact on the future of all conferences. ACC won't be expanding, nor will the current members go anywhere, which leaves the Big East pretty much screwed after the reshuffling by the Big 10.

Discuss

Erik2806
05-17-2010, 09:04 PM
basketball..cool. acc football..meh

turkey_server
05-17-2010, 09:07 PM
basketball..cool. acc football..meh

Well certainly the basketball aspect was the motivating factor behind the contract.

bbacn123
05-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Thank god, FOX sucks.

NoS_oUtLaSt
05-17-2010, 10:31 PM
so ESPN has ACC and SEC now?

turkey_server
05-18-2010, 11:18 AM
so ESPN has ACC and SEC now?

Yep. Seems they'll go after the P10 as well.

Gator1010
05-18-2010, 12:26 PM
black guy espn/abc/disney family

cereal= ncaa football

http://dickinabox.net/funneh/cereal.gif

bking10
05-18-2010, 12:34 PM
i read the article, didnt see where it said they cant expand

turkey_server
05-18-2010, 02:25 PM
i read the article, didnt see where it said they cant expand

Of course they can, but that means less money for the current members. Hence, they won't.

Tyler44
05-18-2010, 02:32 PM
dammit, will be watching less espn now

xzp
05-18-2010, 02:34 PM
makes sense. Aren't teams in the ACC like North Carolina supposed to be slight national champ. contenders?

Build on their success, and get ratings.

turkey_server
05-18-2010, 02:39 PM
makes sense. Aren't teams in the ACC like North Carolina supposed to be slight national champ. contenders?

Build on their success, and get ratings.

This year? No. UNC will have one of the best defenses in the country, FSU one of the best offenses, and Miami will be very strong. But none are NC contenders this year.

SwagMorris
05-18-2010, 04:09 PM
makes sense. Aren't teams in the ACC like North Carolina supposed to be slight national champ. contenders?

Build on their success, and get ratings.

UNC's defense will bring in some ratings. It will be a nasty and hard unit (no homo)