Forbes: The ACC's Third Tier Rights


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From Forbes.com:

The ACC television rights that Raycom secured are credited with keeping the syndicator alive: “company executives acknowledged that keeping a piece of the ACC’s business was the only way the small, regional TV syndicator and production company could stay relevant.” Raycom pays $50 million annually in a sublicense agreement with ESPN; ACC schools see none of that money.

It’s rather surprising that a conference would so willingly take less TV money – the core source of revenue in collegiate athletics – just to keep a broadcast company from folding. There are, of course, plenty of conspiracy theories to explain Swofford’s irrational decision. Raycom Sports is based in North Carolina, and the ACC is often accused of favoring its four NC schools. Then there’s Swofford’s son, Chad Swofford, who is the Senior Director of New Media and Business Development at Raycom Sports (he was also employed by Boston College athletics when the school received an invite from the ACC). But regardless of what theory you choose to believe, the ultimate conclusion is that the ACC has not been the best at negotiating its TV rights contracts.

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Football Update: Forbes: The ACC's Third Tier Rights
Crump®
Old Mike Hogwood and Doc Walker were happy as pigs in
AThomas®
Posted this in the other thread.
TigerStyle13®
Raycom?***
AThomas®
Re: Posted this in the other thread.
Rally119
Re: Posted this in the other thread.
TigerStyle13®
Re: Posted this in the other thread.
withasigh®
Re: Football Update: Forbes: The ACC's Third Tier Rights
Dugatiger®
Re: Football Update: Forbes: The ACC's Third Tier Rights
Tiger Contractor
I think this is the first I've heard a "third party" give
CubMD
Raycom pays $50 mil. a year to have broadcast rights....
york_tiger
What does that mean? Who gets it?
Swarley
good questions...
york_tiger
Re: What does that mean? Who gets it?
76clemson
I think that's probably right***
york_tiger
Correct.
TigerStyle13®
Bottom line...
Bashful Baron
So... what you are saying is....
york_tiger
Re: So... what you are saying is....
76clemson
What I'm saying is...
TigerStyle13®
40% increase is SIGNIFICANT
Bashful Baron
Tiers 1 and 2... with a championship game... and the
york_tiger
Re: Tiers 1 and 2... with a championship game... and the
Sludgemuffin
It doesn't but since he read it somewhere it must be true...***
TigerStyle13®
Re: So... what you are saying is....
Litefoot®
The University of North Carolina for one...
BigCUFan®
That should be a firable offense!!!!
ISpeakTheTruth
Re: That should be a firable offense!!!!
Litefoot®
Has any conference president said anything? Would have to
Tiger5
Everyone should email this article to Swofford and TDP.
pbtigergrad84
People who know what they are
TigerD4Him
Is this grounds for Clemson to contest the penalty for
Wyndie®
Ding Ding! We certainly could argue that Swofturd
David78®
Nepotism, Conflict Of Interest .......
OhWiseOne®
Re: Nepotism, Conflict Of Interest .......
morris
How much more of this are we supposed to take? It's
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