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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
(01-12-2018 10:29 AM)EvanJ Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 04:40 PM)sctvman Wrote:  No reason we shouldn’t have a national TV game on tonight or at least on some Thursdays. CBSSN is carrying 6-9 Tennessee State at 6-9 Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 o’clock. No reason there shouldn’t be a CAA game there in that slot.

CBSSN is carrying 7 OVC games while ESPNU has 7 more. That’s 14 games on national TV for a league with only regional interest in mostly smaller towns in KY/TN/IN/IL, while the CAA, playing in major metropolitan areas, has almost no TV exposure.
The OVC has 12 teams, and only one of them has a better RPI than the sixth best RPI in the CAA.

(01-12-2018 08:35 AM)J.B. Wrote:  The loss of the NBC Sports Regional deal was the biggest blow. That was the bread and butter of the league since way before the northern teams joined on and the games were on HTS.
What does HTS mean?

HTS=HOME TEAM SPORTS. It was the regional sports network in the Baltimore/Washington area in the 90's. It became Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and it's now NBC Sports Washington.
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
(01-12-2018 10:41 AM)J.B. Wrote:  
(01-12-2018 10:29 AM)EvanJ Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 04:40 PM)sctvman Wrote:  No reason we shouldn’t have a national TV game on tonight or at least on some Thursdays. CBSSN is carrying 6-9 Tennessee State at 6-9 Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 o’clock. No reason there shouldn’t be a CAA game there in that slot.

CBSSN is carrying 7 OVC games while ESPNU has 7 more. That’s 14 games on national TV for a league with only regional interest in mostly smaller towns in KY/TN/IN/IL, while the CAA, playing in major metropolitan areas, has almost no TV exposure.
The OVC has 12 teams, and only one of them has a better RPI than the sixth best RPI in the CAA.

(01-12-2018 08:35 AM)J.B. Wrote:  The loss of the NBC Sports Regional deal was the biggest blow. That was the bread and butter of the league since way before the northern teams joined on and the games were on HTS.
What does HTS mean?

HTS=HOME TEAM SPORTS. It was the regional sports network in the Baltimore/Washington area in the 90's. It became Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and it's now NBC Sports Washington.

I remember HTS

That channel has always been very good to the CAA. Ashame the relationship ended
01-14-2018 06:29 AM
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
Yep. Now we’re stuck with a “Game of the Week” on CBS’s version of ESPN3. They have their own app to watch it, but at least on my iPad, the feed kept refreshing every 3-5 minutes, going back to when I started watching. I spent probably half of the 2nd half (CofC-Elon was on it last night) trying to refresh the feed so it would catch up to live action.

Basically it is CBSSN only on the internet. To think we’ve gone in three seasons from 9 games on NBCSN and 15 regular season games (plus the 4 quarterfinals) on CSN, plus ASN games to one “GOTW” on a digital platform is malpractice by our commissioner. There is one weekend (2/10) where no games are being broadcast outside CAA.tv.

They have us on the same level as men’s volleyball, hockey, and NLL (box) lacrosse. I don’t know if that platform was even prepared for the small amount of viewers these games get. Even if we were on regular CBSSN, we’d still get more viewers than what we have now.

The championship thing is another story, but the average basketball fan now can’t even access our regular season games in our footprint unless you know how to use CAA.tv and SportsLive.
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
(01-14-2018 11:19 AM)sctvman Wrote:  Yep. Now we’re stuck with a “Game of the Week” on CBS’s version of ESPN3. They have their own app to watch it, but at least on my iPad, the feed kept refreshing every 3-5 minutes, going back to when I started watching. I spent probably half of the 2nd half (CofC-Elon was on it last night) trying to refresh the feed so it would catch up to live action.

Basically it is CBSSN only on the internet. To think we’ve gone in three seasons from 9 games on NBCSN and 15 regular season games (plus the 4 quarterfinals) on CSN, plus ASN games to one “GOTW” on a digital platform is malpractice by our commissioner. There is one weekend (2/10) where no games are being broadcast outside CAA.tv.

They have us on the same level as men’s volleyball, hockey, and NLL (box) lacrosse. I don’t know if that platform was even prepared for the small amount of viewers these games get. Even if we were on regular CBSSN, we’d still get more viewers than what we have now.

The championship thing is another story, but the average basketball fan now can’t even access our regular season games in our footprint unless you know how to use CAA.tv and SportsLive.

Exactly. While digital viewing is growing leaps and bounds, there is still an entire generation who will not/cannot utilize it. Traditional TV and digital streaming need to work together. What Charleston was doing was what I wanted UNCW to emulate with our local independent TV station.
01-15-2018 08:20 AM
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
The W&M-CofC game last night had the highest number of people watching for any CofC home game this year; 1,764. That is probably the number who watched total. Probably more in the 500-600 range at a time. Much different from what we are used to having on TV.

Any national TV game we had got 20-50K on the low end.
02-09-2018 02:32 PM
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
How do you find out how many people tuned into a stream?
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There was one link on Twitter which shared that. So they had less for other games.
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It's unfortunate that the CAA is less popular than the quality of the players deserve. If you made all-star teams of the best players in each conference only allowing players on teams averaging under 2,000 attendance, the CAA might have the best team. Wright-Foreman, Pemberton, Martin, Morsell, Isabell, and Pusica would be starting and bench guards. The forwards could be Gustys and Seibring with Williams on the bench.
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
On a day with a bunch of CAA games....

Here is today's schedule for NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, which used to carry a bunch of CAA games on Saturday afternoons in the winter...

1:30 - Poker Night in America
2:00 - Lehigh at American
4:00 - Virginia Union at Bowie State
02-10-2018 01:07 PM
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
Heck, the SIU-Edwardsville/Murray State game is on local TV here in Charleston. Yet the CAA can’t get more than a few games on regional TV this year.
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
To give you the idea of the importance of television....
Today I watched the end of the Lehigh/American game and it was an awesome game. Why? Because it was on, and easier to view than setting up the Roku to watch a CAA game. I'm sure lots of people tuned in only because it was on.
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RE: Is there ANY TV for CAA Basketball this year?
8-16 Loyola (MD) and 7-17 Lafayette with the feature Sunday afternoon game on CBSSN. Then Wagner and Fairleigh Dickinson. Kind of sad that the CAA can’t get even a sniff of national TV till March while lesser leagues get multiple games.
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