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Published: Sunday, Nov. 6 2011 12:41 a.m. MDT

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Independence Is Bliss
San Jose, CA

Wow, the rebroadcast had almost as many viewers in the SLC market as the live Utah-Pitt game. I guess that's not too surprising; BYU has always owned the SLC market.

Wonder what the Utes think about this factual data.

Mary E Petty
Sandy, UT

Many thanks to all that made this possible. Exemplary "customer service"!

JD Tractor
Iowa City, IA

The PAC 12 asked if BYU really had an HD truck? Clearly they have never done their homework on invitations. When they learn what they passed up on BYU because they only hear "no sunday play". They are going to be kicking themselves. The last thing BYU is, is a weight.

Amazing how blind bigotry can make you.

Hatch
Sandy, UT

Independance will work for BYU as it has for Notre Dame. Their 2013 schedule is remarkable and the strongest conference in the nation has no intention of going "super". Stay independant Cougars the future is fantastic and while we do have cup cakes on the schedule this year and next we are getting paid to play them.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

From a media production value standpoint, BYU is a BCS champion and second to none. Kudos fellas!

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

BYUtv, it's HD truck, and independence, doing what naysayers said couldn't be done--work with Fox.

Exposure is everything to BYU for its sports. Money's secondary.

Keep that in mind during BYU to Big 12 banter. Cheers!

deibu
Roseburg, OR

Glancing over the men's basketball schedule there are a few games not being broadcast nationally: Utah and Utah State. Perhaps BYUtv could collaborate with these local schools to get these games on the air outside of Utah. What kind of a conference limits their teams exposure? If this is the case they need some serious bad press, or BYU needs to stop scheduling them. Also, some of the WCC road games are not being broadcast. What's up with that? BYUtv, please continue your collaboration efforts to get these games on. Next challenge: HD outside of the local broadcast area. Let's push to get BYUtv broadcast in HD on all cable and satellite distributors. Thanks for your efforts!

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Thank you to BYU to put together such facilities and people that can do such a thing to pull off a minor miracle. I love watching BYU and I encourage all my friends to watch it too.

mindgames
Aurora, CO

I appreciate the hard work and dedication that everyone exhibited. Not getting the live feed in Colorado was a disappointment, but after reading the article I can see that getting that last part of the puzzle (BYU-TV) was not possible this time around. I was glad for KSL radio on the internet for my free coverage.

Keep up the good work and maybe, just maybe, in the future BYU-TV will have total coverage. Love it.

Now let's win the remaining four games and have a 10-3 season.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

Independence Is Bliss | 5:20 a.m. Nov. 6, 2011
San Jose, CA
"Wow, the rebroadcast had almost as many viewers in the SLC market as the live Utah-Pitt game. I guess that's not too surprising; BYU has always owned the SLC market.

Wonder what the Utes think about this factual data."

Here's what I think: BYU fans love to re-watch already played games in which they won, particularly if it's against a team from a percieved better conference. How many viewers caught the re-broadcast of the TCU or Utah games?

The Utah-Pitt game, by the way, was at 10 AM MDT which was likely early for many of the casual fans. And believe me, Utah has it's fair share of casual fans.

TheTruth801
SLC, UT

at JD Tractor: I have Direct TV and BYUtv is not HD. ESPN is on HD. It comes on local TV like the Mtn.

Coug
Pleasant Grove, UT

David A. Bednar once said, "While it's good to be faithful, its better to be faithful and competent". BYU just happens to be both.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

TheTruth801

If you live in the SLC market, as your ID suggests, you can get BYU-tv HD with an antenae. If you live outside the SLC market and your local cable or satelite company doesn't offer BYU-tv HD, you can stream the live broadcast directly to your television via the internet using a little $95 box.

Besides, the OSU game was one of only two BYU games that aren't being broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks, most of them on ESPN or ESPN2.

Utah, on the other hand, plays most of its games on KJZZ.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Nicely done Cougs!

Although, I wish that Greg Wrubell would do the byutv play by play instead of that other guy! At least pretend to have some enthusiasm!

UteFan123
Sandy, UT

I dont know what I would rather have more people watching a rebroadcast so you fan base can relive beating a BCS team? Or actually being in a BCS conference competing against BCS talent? Think about that one BYU fans.

By the way your team lost by 44 to Utah. Thats got to hurt.

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

MiP

"The Utah-Pitt game, by the way, was at 10 AM MDT which was likely early for many of the casual fans. And believe me, Utah has it's fair share of casual fans."

Which is why Hill will never be able to justify spending millions to expand RES. A couple of losing seasons and RES will be just like the HC, a vast sea of fans disguised as empty red chairs.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

@UteFan123

"Or actually being in a BCS conference competing against BCS talent?"

BCS talent?

Pittsburgh, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State, and Colorado are all ranked below Temple, Northern Iowa, and Arkansas State.

Some impressive BCS talent.

Utah's ONLY significant win of the season has been at BYU.

Just think, if you hadn't beaten BYU, you wouldn't have a single win over a D1-A team with a winning record.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Big deal. We are on worldwide television and have a team that stinks. Two good things will happen if we learn how to win games that matter:

- People will see us in a positive light on network/ESPN television (eg. in a BCS bowl or playing a major team)
- Quality conferences will actually invite us to join

In the meantime, let's shun exposure.

Straitpath
PROVO, UT

Go BYU!

radically_independent
Orem, Utah

Ok, I am sorry, but even Duke where my dad is, who has one of the most marginal football programs known to NCAA football, is on TV every weekend, and is covered on ESPN as much as is BYU. I don't see why everyone is making such a big deal over this. Putting BYU football on parity with Duke football is hardly a high milestone, and I like both programs.

I think people need to tone down the cool-aide just a smidge. It is great that today, both schools are on TV a lot. But so are a lot of schools. A lot of rather ordinary schools.

This is nothing like the days of when Notre Dame got their contract. The world of NCAA football has been forever changed, and coverage has greatly been expanded through ESPN, CBSsports, Fox Regional Sports, and league owned networks.

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