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TV negotiations hampering Fox Sports 1, broadcaster of Utah vs. Utah State football game

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  • tdlawton Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    Hmmm, much talk, but the Pac-12 TV deal will give Utah about 20 million reasons a year to like it. That is real money not the super secret, we won't talk about it money that ESPN is paying BYU (allowing BYU fans to engage in their favorite sport, gross exageration).

    Coverage of Pac-12 events on both the Fox and ESPN family of networks, as well as Pac-12 Networks.

    Consistant coverage into key West Coast Markets (LA, the Bay, Seattle, etc.)

    I really don't think that the BYU fans ragging on Utah's TV deal believe what they are preaching. If they do they have not thought about it much (engaging in their other favorite sport, throwing mud and hoping it sticks).

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 18, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    Naval Vet

    Your big brothers couldn't care less whether the smattering of Utah fans in the nether reaches of the country can watch the Utes.

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    July 18, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Maybe PBS is interested in the Battle of the Little Brothers.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 17, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    @gored

    Not me. Fail.

    LOL!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    July 17, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    Cougsndawgs:

    "Lol, it's like Utah never left the MWC with all the network/dish issues."

    ...said the frantic and emotional one who for the last couple of seasons appeared to have never left the WAC.

    "Lol"

    As for us alumni on the east coast, Comcast carries the Pac-12 Network. Problem solved. Much to the chagrin of our jealous little brothers down there in WACistan.

  • BruinRay97 San Diego, CA
    July 16, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    "We should rent them are $50Million HD truck for what we get paid by ESPN, $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 per games!" Wow. ESPN pays BYU 36 to 64 million per season to broadcast their home games? Maybe my Bruins should dump the Pac12 and become independent....

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    July 16, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    With the type of season the Utes are head for, it's probably best that nobody will be able to watch their games.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    July 16, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    @swoop

    So what's your point, duckhunter?

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2013 7:29 p.m.

    CO Ute

    Why would you, or any other Ute fan, be excited about a channel you don't get?

    On the bright side, thanks to BYU, U will have at least one game broadcast on ESPN.

    BYU 2013 Broadcast Schedule
    @Virginia - ESPNU
    Texas - ESPN2
    Utah - TBD (ESPN or ESPN2)
    Mid Tenn - ESPNU
    @Utah State - CBS Sports Network
    Ga Tech - TBD
    @Houston - TBD
    Boise St - ESPN
    Wisconsin - TBD
    Idaho St - BYUtv
    @Notre Dame - NBC
    Nevada - CBS Sports Network

    Utah 2013 Broadcast Schedule
    Utah St - Fox Sports1
    Weber St - PACnet
    Oregon St - Fox Sports1
    @BYU - TBD (ESPN or ESPN2)
    UCLA - Fox Sports1
    Stanford - TBD
    @Arizona - TBD
    @USC - TBD
    ASU - TBD
    @Oregon - TBD
    @WSU - TBD
    Colorado - TBD

    With no TV games scheduled after the UCLA game, if the Utes begin the season 1-4, which is very possible, Utah could be banished to the PAC net after the first week of October.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    July 16, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    @lonestarruner - re BYU tv is in 60 million homes and free

    So is the home shopping network and they draw more viewers. Yet neither channel has anything to do with this article.

    I am excited for the new Fox channel. I watch ESPN a lot but some of their routines are getting stale and it will be nice to see a competitor offer additional games and hopefully push ESPN to improve. This will eventually get worked out, hopefully in time for the U - USU game.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 16, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Lol, it's like Utah never left the MWC with all the network/dish issues.

  • El Capitan LEHI, UT
    July 16, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    "But if the parties involved can't get their act together by 6 p.m. MDT on Aug. 27, 2013, collateral damage of the dispute will begin to pile up in a major way, beginning with the Salt Lake and Cache valleys."

    I don't know about Aug. 27, but if they can't get their act together by 6 p.m. MDT on Aug. 29, 2013 (when the game is actually played), then yes, collateral damage of the dispute will begin to pile up in a major way.

  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    So much greed! The TV networks, cable, satellite/dish systems, the BCS, the conferences, and the schools themselves have made a mockery of this great sport in their mad dash for dollars.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    I was excited until you mentioned the Utes.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    We should rent them are $50Million HD truck for what we get paid by ESPN, $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 per games!

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    July 16, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    Soloman,
    It gives credibility that the Cougs can appear in games with big boys, not that the cougs can compete because they really cant.

    Lonestar,
    "BYUtv is available for free over the air and on the basic tier of programming in the homes of 60 million cable subscribers."
    Yes its free, and about what its worth.

  • Solomon Levi Alpine, UT
    July 15, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    Feliz

    Playing teams like Oklahoma, Texas, and Notre Dame tough in nationally televised road games, even in sometimes losing efforts, gives the program credibility that the Cougars can play with the big boys.

  • Feliz Kaysville, UT
    July 15, 2013 9:45 p.m.

    I will admit that the Y has a great thing going with ESPN but when they lose all those games while millions are watching that can't be good. Didn't the Y almost lose their stud O Line recruit from Oregon because of the poor performances on national TV last year?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 15, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    I'm with you Spokane, there's an easy solution to the problem... Comcast. I'm extremely happy with my television options on Comcast.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 15, 2013 6:48 p.m.

    Is anyone at all surprised about this?

  • scott Alpine, UT
    July 15, 2013 6:04 p.m.

    deja vu

    ESPN + BYUtv > Fox Sport1 + Pac net

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    BYUtv is available for free over the air and on the basic tier of programming in the homes of 60 million cable subscribers.

  • CKS007 Clearfield, UT
    July 15, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    The only thing that is more worthless than a 24-hour sports channel is a 24-hour news channel. Cable and satellite are outdated and overpriced delivery systems. I'm glad that I cut the cord years ago. Using an Over-the-Air digital antenna and streaming programs that I actually want to watch over the internet is the wave of the future. This way I'm not paying for 500 channels that I'll never watch and I can avoid these worthless channels (and worthless "reality" television programs).

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    July 15, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    I'm glad I have COMCAST; at least for one reason; college football!