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FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 10:28 AM
 

 
Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network

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Nothing wrong with wanting to do it right as long as ESPN


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 10:38 AM
 

agrees to pay the money to keep us relatively close to the figures the conferences with networks are making.

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Re: Nothing wrong with wanting to do it right as long as ESPN

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 10:41 AM
 

Yeah that's not going to happen.

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HEY! If you can't trust espn, who can ya trust!!?***


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:19 AM
 




Re: HEY! If you can't trust espn, who can ya trust!!?***

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 6:25 PM
 

If that is truely a question, then the answer is absolutely nobady!!!

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If ESPN's financial situation doesn't improve in the next

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 10:42 AM
 

couple of years i wonder if they will back out entirely.

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Sure... "Pay us."***

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Re: If ESPN's financial situation doesn't improve in the next


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:22 PM
 

That might be the stupidest thing ever said on T-Net and that's a pretty low target. ESPN continues to be the one exception to declines in cable viewership.

http://www.ibtimes.com/walt-disney-company-dis-earnings-q2-2015-cinderella-story-profits-rise-espn-showdown-1908644

Their earnings keep going up and up and up. I work for a company who owns cable entities in S.C. and Georgia and I can tell you that ESPN is in the best bargaining position of any content provider. Think about it. We did a survey of our customers and found that only 25% of them cared whether we offered ESPN or not. I thought that number was way off until I read the report further. In 85% of our households, that 25% made the decision on whether to buy our service or not.

We were thinking about dropping a provider who offered Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. Their viewership was down, but they wanted a price increase of >100%. That customer survey indicated that we would lose 20% of our customers if we dropped those channels. We negotiated a slightly better deal than they initially offered, but not much and we had to sign a long term deal.

If we drop ESPN, how many of our customers do you think we would keep? 15-20% might be optimistic. Therefore, ESPN can almost dictate how much they want to pay and how many of their channels we have to take. Look at the channel count and you'll see that ESPN Ocho isn't that far away.


So, all those layoffs then?


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:28 PM
 

Something isn't good somewhere.

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And yet... They continue to lose subscribers


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 6:02 PM
 

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2015/10/26/Media/ESPN.aspx

“It’s not cord cutting; it’s cord shaving,” said one executive familiar with ESPN’s strategy. “ESPN is losing subscribers at a faster rate than others.”

If you work in the business, you may want to brush up on the current undertakings at ESPN regarding their (poor) long term investments and recent layoffs. It's not a viable business model going forward unless they start making concessions.


That DOES it!

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 10:46 AM
 

You mean to tell me I have to wait for my 24/7 ACC volleyball and softball?

That really burns my shorts.

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Sounds pretty lame. We need new leadership for the ACC.***

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Probably has more to do with

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:03 AM
 

getting 3 tier rights back than anything else. Let's also not forget,NO MATTER what ESecPN says, they've been losing money, viewers and laying off since they launched the SEC Network.Things are not as rosey as they paint them.


Re: Probably has more to do with


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:40 AM
 

because basically they are a one horse conference with football. sure there are a few exceptions, but really, who cares about SEC basketball (except Kentucky),or any other sport, they have few original programming,and the games they carry are basically 3rd tier type match ups. I watch if there is not another game on I am interested in simply because I am a college fb fan, but I bet I don't spend over an hour the rest of the year watching any programming on that network.

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Re: Probably has more to do with


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:46 PM
 

ESPN is not losing money, but if the SEC network had to stand on its own, it likely would not be showing a profit. The biggest factor is that ESPN can bundle the ESPN family of channels with the SEC Network.


I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:03 AM
 

but it is a big part of how they bring in money. It almost makes you wonder if the years of shoving Team SEC down everyone's throat has driven people away (and towards places like Fox).

I know I personally quit watching ESPN except for live sporting events because all the talking heads on there are so stupid.

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me too, I only watch it if I reeeally want to see the game

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:22 AM
 

that they're showing. We, the people, have grown tired of them just as we did the bcs and you see what happened there.


No it's not from that.

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:51 AM
 

ESPN had the highest ratings of any channel last year. The decline in revenue is due to people cutting cable entirely, not from people tuning in to other channels.


Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:25 PM
 

you got that right, two people bickering over nothing. one for and one against, day after day.


Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:47 PM
 

I don't watch ESPN much, but I do watch ESPN-U.


Re: I know CFB isn't ESPNs biggest revenue generator


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 6:07 PM
 

The have huge costs involved with broadcast rights. The SEC package was a disastrous decision...


So the SEC network has backfired on them?***

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:36 AM
 



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I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:55 AM
 

but their primary issue is that people are ditching cable and ESPN has failed to adapt to the changing landscape by offering streaming packages directly to consumers.

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Re: I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 12:42 PM
 

There are streaming options available...


Re: I honestly don't know how successful SECN has been for them,


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:42 PM
 

There aren't many options available if you don't already have a TV package. At least, not for the premier games.


Yeah, they all require a login through a cable company


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:44 PM
 

or ISP.

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Yes - I rarely watch any conference network. All replays...


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:58 AM
 

and highlights available on the Internet / YouTube. Best games are televised live on other channels. Who watches their "programming"?

In the case of the SEC network, how many Dollar General, Walmart, Morgan & Morgan, local pawn or pown shops advertising $$$ are available?

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Coming soon...


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:47 AM
 

The ACC Network...brought to you by Raycom Sports....

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Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 11:51 AM
 

I'd personally like to see the ACC gravitate more towards Fox. IMO, I like their analysts better and feel that the Fox network is in a better financial situation than Disney is (Disney controls ESPN and ABC for those that don't know).


ACC conference = redundant***

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:05 PM
 



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Atlantic Coast Conference...Conference +1***


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:34 PM
 




EsecPN recently laid off a bunch of staff


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:41 PM
 

They are having struggles as the cable industry changes.

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Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:45 PM
 

They just want to extend the deal without paying more.

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Solution: Let FOX do it.


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 3:02 PM
 

Why do we have to play Follow the Leader with ESPN?

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If college basketball players stayed longer


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 4:36 PM
 

college basketball would be huge again and the ACC network would have more value. I hope one day college hoops can regain it's glory. That would be huge for Clemson.

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Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 4:54 PM
 

Time for the ACC to put some heat on ESPIN! Either "put up or pack up," and expect competition from FOX or perhaps CBS. One of the reasons fans and media look down on the ACC is related to this circumstance. Every other major conference already has their own network. Swoffie needs to finish this or retire. Give ESPIN a deadline!

Go Tigers!


Re: FB Update: Report: ESPN wants to delay ACC Network


Posted: Oct 30, 2015 6:03 PM
 

That means they (ESPN) don't want to do it. They are losing their ### on the SEC deal.


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