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RE: All Things Realignment
(04-12-2018 04:48 PM)dsquare Wrote:  https://fansided.com/2018/03/27/acc-netw...sing-tide/

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Comcast dropping Big Ten Network in non-Big Ten states
If you have Comcast in a non-Big Ten state, you won’t have BTN.
 
04-12-2018 08:03 PM
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RE: All Things Realignment
(04-12-2018 08:03 PM)KCat Wrote:  
(04-12-2018 04:48 PM)dsquare Wrote:  https://fansided.com/2018/03/27/acc-netw...sing-tide/

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Comcast dropping Big Ten Network in non-Big Ten states
If you have Comcast in a non-Big Ten state, you won’t have BTN.

This may be the first shot fired in a cord cutting war that eventually walks back conference cable networks in terms of national distribution that only draw regional viewership.

Ask B10 fans what they thought of having the basketball tournament in NY this year. Oh, and they've certainly never been enamored with Rutgers, which was added to gain the NYC market they now stand to lose.

This, along with recently reported issues with the startup of the ACC network, may signal change that will alter the conference landscape yet again.
 
04-13-2018 07:20 AM
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RE: All Things Realignment
(04-13-2018 07:20 AM)OKIcat Wrote:  
(04-12-2018 08:03 PM)KCat Wrote:  
(04-12-2018 04:48 PM)dsquare Wrote:  https://fansided.com/2018/03/27/acc-netw...sing-tide/

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Comcast dropping Big Ten Network in non-Big Ten states
If you have Comcast in a non-Big Ten state, you won’t have BTN.

This may be the first shot fired in a cord cutting war that eventually walks back conference cable networks in terms of national distribution that only draw regional viewership.

Ask B10 fans what they thought of having the basketball tournament in NY this year. Oh, and they've certainly never been enamored with Rutgers, which was added to gain the NYC market they now stand to lose.

This, along with recently reported issues with the startup of the ACC network, may signal change that will alter the conference landscape yet again.

Nah...the Big Ten has already monetized online streaming and other means (the entire network is on Hulu and Roku). This won't hit them at all, they'll still get theirs.

The Big Ten Network stuff is a non-story,but the fact that the ACC Network is basically DOA (while something we all already knew would happen) is big news nationally.
 
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04-13-2018 08:02 AM
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RE: All Things Realignment
(04-13-2018 07:20 AM)OKIcat Wrote:  
(04-12-2018 08:03 PM)KCat Wrote:  
(04-12-2018 04:48 PM)dsquare Wrote:  https://fansided.com/2018/03/27/acc-netw...sing-tide/

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Comcast dropping Big Ten Network in non-Big Ten states
If you have Comcast in a non-Big Ten state, you won’t have BTN.

This may be the first shot fired in a cord cutting war that eventually walks back conference cable networks in terms of national distribution that only draw regional viewership.

Ask B10 fans what they thought of having the basketball tournament in NY this year. Oh, and they've certainly never been enamored with Rutgers, which was added to gain the NYC market they now stand to lose.

This, along with recently reported issues with the startup of the ACC network, may signal change that will alter the conference landscape yet again.

Problem for those wanting to see the BTN decline is that B10 schools have a huge alumni presence on the West Coast. The San Francisco paper used to have a section of recaps for every Big Ten game in the Sunday paper. Only the PAC also got this treatment. How many care about sports? How many care about sports enough to switch cable companies or go to a streaming service that offers the BTN? I don't know, and I'm sure Comcast has had their number crunchers work through all this, but it's not going to be a clean divorce that only hurts the B10 schools.
 
04-13-2018 09:23 AM
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If B10 isn't being offered out of B10 states... does that mean that Rutgers is only being broadcasted in NJ? Because that would essentially nullify any positive impact of inviting Rutgers to the B10.
 
04-13-2018 01:23 PM
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Wow, what a dead weight Rutgers is for the B1G... wonder if they would have been better off with Syracuse to keep the NYC market? Hopefully this is the final straw for Rutgers. Come back home Rutgers!
 
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I think this could be the beginning of the end of the Conference networks. This was a losing model and providers know they got a raw deal. Once Amazon and Hulu figure this thing out in a couple years Comcast and TWC are toast.
 
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(04-13-2018 04:23 PM)jarr Wrote:  I think this could be the beginning of the end of the Conference networks. This was a losing model and providers know they got a raw deal. Once Amazon and Hulu figure this thing out in a couple years Comcast and TWC are toast.

TWC is now Spectrum. Try being correct.
 
04-13-2018 05:33 PM
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RE: All Things Realignment
(04-13-2018 04:01 PM)jarr Wrote:  Wow, what a dead weight Rutgers is for the B1G... wonder if they would have been better off with Syracuse to keep the NYC market? Hopefully this is the final straw for Rutgers. Come back home Rutgers!

You do realize that the conference Rutgers once belonged to no longer exists, right???

The other thing that I think some are missing here is that just because Rutgers is the only Big Ten team in the NY/NJ area, that doesn't mean that ***only*** Rutgers is getting played in that market. The B10 Network is carried in NYC and that means Iowa, Minnesota, etc...are all getting exposure in that market, and Rutgers is getting exposure in Chicago and Minneapolis. Not to mention the sheer number of Penn State fans/alumni in the NYC area.

Look... Rutgers and Maryland were invited expressly FOR THIS REASON. Rutgers brings the NYC market and Maryland brings in the Baltimore and Metro DC areas. Even if Comcast is really dropping the B10 Network from "non member states" the B10 Network will still be in the NYC and Metro DC markets...which are huge. Not to mention the simple fix of the B10 Network moving to a "subscriber" format in the dropped markets which will still bring massive viewership in places like Florida (where a lot of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and NY/NJ folks winter) and Arizona and Texas (where a lot of Nebraska and Minnesota folks winter).

And even if...even if the B10 Network dies out in 5 years, then the B10 still enriched their coffers by the 10 year run the B10 Network has brought them.
 
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