Ryan Teeples: Understanding the factors that affect BYU football TV broadcasts

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  • Gone fishin PAC Country, WA
    Oct. 25, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:48 a.m.


    indiana 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.

  • Ldsrm Spanish fork, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    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 !!!

  • deibu Roseburg, OR
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    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...

  • JonnyDanger HOUSTON, TX
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:43 p.m.

    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...

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:41 p.m.

    Gone fishin
    PAC Country, WA
    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.


    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 games.

  • Gone fishin PAC Country, WA
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    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 the channels.

  • jcjt728 Daly City, CA
    Oct. 24, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    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.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    @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 providers.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 24, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    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.

  • Gone fishin PAC Country, WA
    Oct. 24, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    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.

  • PMark Tomball, TX
    Oct. 24, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    What are the rules for On-demand viewing off of BYUtv?

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 24, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    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.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    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 Wisconsin?

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    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!