WAC Paddling,I am sure that ESPN does their research before entering into
multi=year and exclusive contracts. They would not contract with BYU if they
were not a nationally respected program. Nice try though. BYU HAS earned the
national respect from the leader in sports broadcasting. Talk al you want but
the ESPN deal is FAR superior to being on a hard to find pac network, which by
the way seldom shows Utah.
@waccypaddyindiana IS NOT on espn for all of its games, I
haven't seen them on there one single time this year. Fail.The
deal with ESPN proves BYU is a nationally respected program, much to your
chagrin. Only a nationally respected program could get such a deal and the
dollar value is not the only value of such a deal. yes utah gets more money but
they are never on national tv, never. pac network is not national, not even
close. And yes exposure is a big deal. I understand your desire to
try and minimize BYU and its tv deal but the fact remains it has one of the
best, if not the best, deals of any team in the country when all factors are
taken into consideration. They make very good money from it, they are on
national tv constantly, just about every week, they get to rebroadcast their
games, they are in prime time quite often, it's a great deal so you'll
just have to deal with it.utah gets more oney but nothing else about
its deal remotely compares with BYU's, it is inferior in every other way.
I think That it is all based on how much the Pac 12 network wants from Direct
TV .I know that I lived in Nevada and Direct TV showed the big 10
network Instead of Pac 12.the other thing was I got California
sports instead of Utah but we got Salt lake local stations. It
is all Money !!!
PAC Country, OR...The Pac 10 network is on channel 413 on DISH Network's
America's Top 200 [the same tier that CBScollegesports is on for Mountain
West fans]...hardly nose bleed compared to BYUtv's channel 9403...but BYUtv
is much easier to get to scrolling backwards from the regular channels! That
said, please understand my Duck and Beaver neighbors notice BYU's weekly
appearances on national tv as the PAC is not even available on local cable here.
And hey, its nice to be noticed...
The ESPN affiliation is definitely one of the best parts of being independent.
Watching the Utah State game this year reminded us all of just how bad things
were a few short years ago...I still remember watching the 2009 game
against Utah. We didn't get the MTN on our cable here in Houston (grumble
grumble), so we were watching through an internet feed. The feed froze right as
Max Hall threw a pass in overtime, and we saw a frozen football for about 45
seconds. Then the image jumped to a frozen shot of the crowd, but the score on
the screen had changed to reflect the touchdown. I didn't see the actual
play for weeks...
Gone fishinPAC Country, WABYU officials are genius. The EPSN deal is
sweet and it part of what makes BYU a nationally respected program. Too bad
their little brother could not pull off a sweet deal like this.________Please stop with the "nationally respected
program" talking points. How does the deal with ESPN make BYU a national
respected program? It doesn't. Indiana could be on ESPN for all its
football games for all we know. Would that make them a nationally respected
program? No. How do you earn respect? Win so people will hopefully watch your
Dew,I have Dish Network in the Pacific Northwest and the PAC is not on
there, at least not where I can find it unless it is in the nosebleed section of
Gone Fishin--Each Pac 12 school gets $21 mill per year for TV
broadcasts, BYU gets $7.5 from ESPN. Based on that I would not call BYU
officials genius. Y has a nice deal, but Pac schools is far better.
@Gone Fishing - Directv does not offer pac12 network which I wondered why not
and they are slow. Comcast and Dish Network does. Not sure to local network
Pmark.I know that you can stream anything off of BYUtv. I watch a lot of
their programming either hooking a laptop to the tv or streaming it though my
ipod and an apple tv.
BYU officials are genius. The EPSN deal is sweet and it part of what makes BYU
a nationally respected program. Too bad their little brother could not pull off
a sweet deal like this.Does anyone know where to find the pac
network? I have looked but it is not part of my 200 channel package. I guess
the pac conference does not hold the clout that other conferences do.
What are the rules for On-demand viewing off of BYUtv?
I may be wrong.I think the reason BYUtv was able to broadcast was that the
game was not going to be carried by anyone in Utah. BYUtv somehow got the right
to broadcast the game because of that factor.No tv plans have been
announced.The Big 10 has their own network as well as a tv deal with
ESPN/ABC.My guess it is will be on an ESPN network if not then BIG 10.
ESPN helped arrange the game.I doubt BYUtv gets that opportunity often.
There is one area I can't figured out how BYUtv was able to broadcast BYU
vs Oregon State in October 2011. That game was not going to be broadcast at all
but somehow we pulled it off with in conjunction with Fox College Sports. How
did it happened and will byutv do it again. What about November game with
This is really good to know--if it's not on a network owned by ESPN, I
can't expect to see it rebroadcast. Wish I had known that when I had to
stop watching the BYU-Utah State game early!