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ACC Network- Forbes Article Suggests ESPN Can Be Profitable With The ACCN
From the article:

"The ACC clearly stacks up well against the Pac-12, so at the very least an ACC Network should live above the profitable, if disappointing, baseline set by the Pac-12 Network. And it looks far more likely that it could approach what the Big Ten has accomplished. So despite ESPN's apparent desire to cut costs, funding the ACC Network could be money well spent."



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(05-15-2017 07:46 AM)cuseroc Wrote:  From the article:

"The ACC clearly stacks up well against the Pac-12, so at the very least an ACC Network should live above the profitable, if disappointing, baseline set by the Pac-12 Network. And it looks far more likely that it could approach what the Big Ten has accomplished. So despite ESPN's apparent desire to cut costs, funding the ACC Network could be money well spent."



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These conference networks are toast if more cord cutting happens. Nobody in the south gives a crap about the Big 10. Nobody in the Pac-12 area cares about the SEC. You basically only watch your team and your conference for most people. The amount of time devoted to binge watching college football isn't done by that many.
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It is going to cover the most heavily populated region of the country – the East Coast. If it doesn't significantly out-perform the Pac-12 Network it will be a massive disappointment. It's going to end up right where everyone thinks it's going to end up: just below the Big Ten Network and SEC Network and clearly above everyone else.
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Interesting graphic from the article.

[Image: CoFo-TV-viewership-1.jpg?width=960]
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(05-15-2017 08:36 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Interesting graphic from the article.

[Image: CoFo-TV-viewership-1.jpg?width=960]

This is based on two years' worth of data. If it had been three or four, Florida State would have done much better. They were a TV gold mine during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
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In the old days, Cord Cutting meant going straight to OTA. Now, it is actually Streaming Providers vs Cable Providers. How many cord cutters actually are not using their internet service to stream sports, movies and tv shows? The main savings I have gotten is not having to lease cable boxes, DVRs and modems. I really love to see the number of ESPN users that switched from Cable to Sling, PSVUE or another streaming service. I rarely watch live tv anymore except for sports. Many times I start an 1-2 hours later due to doing family stuff or appointments. Many times I actually catchup live in the last part of the game and cuss I can't skip the commercial or ESPN non sport topic discussions. With VUE I get B10 & SEC, I will be happy when ACC is added so I just have one place to watch and record. THe only sprts channel I don't get is CBSSN, rarely has there been a game there I wanted to watch.
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(05-15-2017 09:13 AM)orangefan Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 08:36 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Interesting graphic from the article.

[Image: CoFo-TV-viewership-1.jpg?width=960]

This is based on two years' worth of data. If it had been three or four, Florida State would have done much better. They were a TV gold mine during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Based on those numbers you'd expect the ACC Network to generate only slightly more money than the Pac12 Network. I would have expected the ACC to have a substantially better ratings performance than the Pac12 due to its far more populated footprint--but that chart surprisingly says there isn't much difference.
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(05-15-2017 07:50 AM)KNIGHTTIME Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 07:46 AM)cuseroc Wrote:  From the article:

"The ACC clearly stacks up well against the Pac-12, so at the very least an ACC Network should live above the profitable, if disappointing, baseline set by the Pac-12 Network. And it looks far more likely that it could approach what the Big Ten has accomplished. So despite ESPN's apparent desire to cut costs, funding the ACC Network could be money well spent."



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These conference networks are toast if more cord cutting happens. Nobody in the south gives a crap about the Big 10. Nobody in the Pac-12 area cares about the SEC. You basically only watch your team and your conference for most people. The amount of time devoted to binge watching college football isn't done by that many.

One poster said recently that he predicts that the Big 10 and SEC would eventually become "national" networks. If I had cable and the SEC network was offered to me for free I'd ask it to be removed out of principle.
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(05-15-2017 10:06 AM)msm96wolf Wrote:  In the old days, Cord Cutting meant going straight to OTA. Now, it is actually Streaming Providers vs Cable Providers. How many cord cutters actually are not using their internet service to stream sports, movies and tv shows? The main savings I have gotten is not having to lease cable boxes, DVRs and modems. I really love to see the number of ESPN users that switched from Cable to Sling, PSVUE or another streaming service. I rarely watch live tv anymore except for sports. Many times I start an 1-2 hours later due to doing family stuff or appointments. Many times I actually catchup live in the last part of the game and cuss I can't skip the commercial or ESPN non sport topic discussions. With VUE I get B10 & SEC, I will be happy when ACC is added so I just have one place to watch and record. THe only sprts channel I don't get is CBSSN, rarely has there been a game there I wanted to watch.

Last info I could find had Sling,Vue & Directtv Now in the combined 2-3 million range, this number is likely to grow even if it's spread over several providers. Every streaming package I have seen has ESPN &Fox related content
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(05-15-2017 10:26 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 09:13 AM)orangefan Wrote:  
(05-15-2017 08:36 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Interesting graphic from the article.

[Image: CoFo-TV-viewership-1.jpg?width=960]

This is based on two years' worth of data. If it had been three or four, Florida State would have done much better. They were a TV gold mine during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Based on those numbers you'd expect the ACC Network to generate only slightly more money than the Pac12 Network. I would have expected the ACC to have a substantially better ratings performance than the Pac12 due to its far more populated footprint--but that chart surprisingly says there isn't much difference.

The PAC shares a region with the MWC.
The ACC shares a region with the SEC, B10, AAC, CUSA, Big East, A10, Sun Belt, Eastern Indys like Army, Umass, Liberty & a little bit with the MAC, and Big 12 (West Virginia).
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