BYU Broadcasting: State-of-the-art building will produce content to ‘bless families’ lives’
The building is also a key factor in why BYU football was able to leave the Mountain West Conference and go independent. Other BYU sports will join the West Coast Conference.
Under its soon-to-be-old contract, BYU did not control the live rights to many of their games. However, with the new building and an eight-year contract with ESPN, every home men's football and basketball game will be shown on ESPN networks or BYUtv, Marquis said. And thanks to advanced technology, ESPN or BYU producers can choose to go live from the new building, rather than bringing in a large, expensive production truck to the Marriott Center or the stadium.
BYUtv also will show 140 live sporting events each year, Marquis said, not counting pre- or post-game shows, coaches' interviews, etc.
"It's not about the money," Marquis said, clarifying that BYUtv is a non-profit educational channel. "It's about fan access, sharing with the world, (helping them) see the good in the world."
"I think that building is going to be a center of telling the whole world what is good, and the gospel is good," Elder Ballard said. "The honest in heart, and there are millions and millions of them, are seeking and looking for something that's decent and nice and faith-promoting and spiritually enriching, and that's what they are going to find if they find BYUtv."
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