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MW Football Media Day (Interview with Craig Thompson and Bret Gilliand)
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MW Football Media Day (Interview with Craig Thompson and Bret Gilliand)

Video starts at 6:30 mark. 
Media discussion starts at the 9:30 mark.  
Some interesting stuff and it seems like Stadium is going to play a bigger role in the future which I'll be happy about since they won't put MW games on 9pm.   
Q&A with reporters is towards the 25:00 mark.

Miscellaneous highlights:
- Been having bi-monthly calls with TV partners (CBS, ESPN, ATT & Stadium, MWN)
- CT talks with TV partners almost daily in some portion.
- Focus on how people watch sports.
- Working with AD's to see what is more important to them with linear TV vs Digital TV.
- FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google)...along with Twitter and Yahoo. Acronym being mentioned by many commissioners.
Question is will they pay a rights fee for the games?
- MW will be in the marketplace in about 18 months or so.
- Stadium will be showing some old MW games and seems they will be a bigger partner in the next round.
- No changes to membership in the long foreseeable future. We are set to the long term.
- Current bowls have 3 years left. Some momentum regarding conferences getting # of bowls base on 4 year average.

Reporter from Idaho Statesman asked the commissioner about the AAC on their P6 program (40:00 mark). Not worrying about that.
- MW record speaks for itself.
- 9 years left on the CFP contract.
- Legislatively with the new governance, in order to become an autonomous conference and receive more money, legislation has to be submitted and it has to be submitted by a P5 conference. So the G5 will be the G5 for a very long time.

Stadium will be a big platform for the MW and will probably will be a much bigger player with in the next TV contract. CT has been in contact with them and will be during the next few years.
(This post was last modified: 07-27-2017 02:24 PM by MWC Tex.)
07-27-2017 02:19 PM
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