Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network


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ESPN and the ACC conference have been in works to launch an ACC Network starting in 2017, but it appears that it will take longer for the TV network to come to fruition.

Georgia Tech President G.P. Peterson let the cat out of the bag at last week's Georgia Tech Athletic Association quarterly board meeting.

"(ESPN) had come back and said that in some of the other instances where (conference) networks have started, they lost considerable amounts of money in the first couple of years," Peterson said via AJC.com. “What they’d like to do is delay the start for a couple years and do the necessary preparation."

One reason to delay the ACC channel is to structure a broad distribution strategy with cable corporations to ensure long-term success.

In exchange for a later start date, ESPN could make additional payments on top of the rights fees already paid to the conference, Peterson said.

The ACC reportedly earned $197.2 million in TV revenues in 2013-2014 for an average of 19.3 million for each league member. This is below the average of the other conferences: Big Ten ($26.4 mil), PAC-12 ($21 mil), SEC ($20.9 mil) and Big 12 ($19.8 mil).

Good news for Clemson fans is that the ACC network appears to be happening, but the unfortunate reality is that the income-producing channel is taking much longer than anticipated.

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FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network
TigerNet News
Nothing wrong with wanting to do it right as long as ESPN
tigerpaw80®
Re: Nothing wrong with wanting to do it right as long as ESPN
whatweeatin®
HEY! If you can't trust espn, who can ya trust!!?***
ragtop
Re: HEY! If you can't trust espn, who can ya trust!!?***
allorangeallthetime52®
If ESPN's financial situation doesn't improve in the next
TigersAndCubs
Sure... "Pay us."***
SOLOS®
Re: If ESPN's financial situation doesn't improve in the next
tigrbybirth
So, all those layoffs then?
aerozeptallica®
And yet... They continue to lose subscribers
ClemsonTigers4
That DOES it!
David78®
Sounds pretty lame. We need new leadership for the ACC.***
AThomas®
Probably has more to do with
TaylorTiger
Re: Probably has more to do with
Tigersmurf
Re: Probably has more to do with
tigrbybirth
I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator
acevans®
me too, I only watch it if I reeeally want to see the game
ragtop
No it's not from that.
CUClemson1989
Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator
brad12
Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator
tigrbybirth
Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator
Tbonetoo
So the SEC network has backfired on them?***
argonaut1992®
I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,
TigersAndCubs
Re: I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,
lhaselden
Re: I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,
bwaynef
Yeah, they all require a login through a cable company
TigersAndCubs
Yes - I rarely watch any conference network. All replays...
Tropical
Coming soon...
Memphis Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network
Pacer6167
ACC conference = redundant***
attheesso®
Atlantic Coast Conference...Conference +1***
djosey13®
EsecPN recently laid off a bunch of staff
ATL PAW MAN®
Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network
MackDaddy®
Solution: Let FOX do it.
76er®
If college basketball players stayed longer
Carlsbad®
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RRFTigerFan
Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network
Tbonetoo

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