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Osorojo
01-09-2013, 11:31 AM
What, if, any, contracts for national (vs. regional) T.V. network coverage have been established between the NCHC, Big 10 hockey, and television networks?

mnstate0fhockey
01-09-2013, 11:34 AM
I believe...

Big Ten - Big Ten Network
Hockey East - NBC Sports
NCHC - CBS Sports

ScottK
01-09-2013, 11:59 AM
What, if, any, contracts for national (vs. regional) T.V. network coverage have been established between the NCHC, Big 10 hockey, and television networks?

http://www.google.com

Do your own research for once instead of asking other people to do it. Or, you could even read through some of the threads on this message board where the info has already been posted.

FlagDUDE08
01-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Bear Red with a dumb thread? Is it the off-season already? :p:D

Red Cows
01-09-2013, 01:03 PM
What, if, any, contracts for national (vs. regional) T.V. network coverage have been established between the NCHC, Big 10 hockey, and television networks?

My understanding is that both UNO and Denver have some sort of relationship with the NBC Sports Network although I have not read this, I've been told this by various individuals in this forum which supposedly explains this:

http://www.thedailygopher.com/2012/9/13/3328712/nbc-sports-network-to-be-rebranded-the-nebraska-omaha-college-hockey

I believe it may have been the Gopher thread where I was told this. If UNO does, it hasn't been talked about around here that I know of.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-09-2013, 01:13 PM
My understanding is that both UNO and Denver have some sort of relationship with the NBC Sports Network although I have not read this, I've been told this by various individuals in this forum which supposedly explains this:

http://www.thedailygopher.com/2012/9/13/3328712/nbc-sports-network-to-be-rebranded-the-nebraska-omaha-college-hockey

I believe it may have been the Gopher thread where I was told this. If UNO does, it hasn't been talked about around here that I know of.

That is for this season. The Mexican dancing bear was asking about future seasons. There will not be any NCHC games on NBC Sports Network in the near future following this season.

mnstate0fhockey
01-09-2013, 02:02 PM
That is for this season. The Mexican dancing bear was asking about future seasons. There will not be any NCHC games on NBC Sports Network in the near future following this season.

Correct. In fact, CBS has national exclusivity for all NCHC games. Which means that regional broadcasts (such as FSC and Root Sports broadcasts) will no longer be available nationally either.

Horrible TV deal for UND and DU, in my opinion, but should be beneficial for the other NCHC programs.

darker98
01-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Horrible TV deal for UND and DU, in my opinion, but should be beneficial for the other NCHC programs.
I feel for UND fans that aren't in the local area. UND really got screwed for coverage in this deal. I'll only gain if UND away games are televised.

Priceless
01-09-2013, 02:12 PM
Correct. In fact, CBS has national exclusivity for all NCHC games. Which means that regional broadcasts (such as FSC and Root Sports broadcasts) will no longer be available nationally either.

Horrible TV deal for UND and DU, in my opinion, but should be beneficial for the other NCHC programs.

So CBS will choose one game to show nationally and no one else gets televised? Wow. That sucks for Denver and North Dakota. And for those of us who like watching the games. Will CBS be covering the games both nights? Can Denver and North Dakota have games televised if CBS is busy with football or basketball? That's even worse than I originally thought...

Fighting Sioux 23
01-09-2013, 02:13 PM
I feel for UND fans that aren't in the local area. UND really got screwed for coverage in this deal. I'll only gain if UND away games are televised.

There will assuredly be some UND away games that will be televised.

As for it being a "horrible TV deal," it really depends on how you look at it. For the fans that live outside of the Midco Sports area, yes, it sucks. However, for the school, they will make a whole lot more $$$ now than they ever have before.

Personally, all it means is that I'll have to hook up my computer to the TV. FWIW, it will likely be better quality than I enjoy now. I just lose the convenience of being able to use my remote to watch the game.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-09-2013, 02:17 PM
So CBS will choose one game to show nationally and no one else gets televised? Wow. That sucks for Denver and North Dakota. And for those of us who like watching the games. Will CBS be covering the games both nights? Can Denver and North Dakota have games televised if CBS is busy with football or basketball? That's even worse than I originally thought...

I believe it is at least 20 games/season...so unlikely to be both nights, but that could easily change. As the deal is structured currently, Denver and North Dakota are limited to the games that CBS chooses to show (for conference games). However, I have heard that there are still some negotiations to be had between each of the NCHC schools and CBS regarding games that CBS chooses not to air. That being said, that is one of many rumors that I've heard regarding the TV deal.

darker98
01-09-2013, 02:21 PM
As for it being a "horrible TV deal," it really depends on how you look at it. For the fans that live outside of the Midco Sports area, yes, it sucks. However, for the school, they will make a whole lot more $$$ now than they ever have before.

I was looking at it from coverage. You are probably right about the school making the cash.

Priceless
01-09-2013, 02:28 PM
I believe it is at least 20 games/season...so unlikely to be both nights, but that could easily change. As the deal is structured currently, Denver and North Dakota are limited to the games that CBS chooses to show (for conference games). However, I have heard that there are still some negotiations to be had between each of the NCHC schools and CBS regarding games that CBS chooses not to air. That being said, that is one of many rumors that I've heard regarding the TV deal.
Yeah, I wasn't looking at it from a dollars perspective. Doesn't do me any good if UND gets a huge check from CBS :p I just like watching the games on FCS or Root Sports out of Denver, especially because of the time difference, so I can watch the Hockey East/Maine game and then catch the UND or Denver game. It seems like there will be less college hockey on TV, not more. That's a loss for fans.

mnstate0fhockey
01-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Yeah, I wasn't looking at it from a dollars perspective. Doesn't do me any good if UND gets a huge check from CBS :p I just like watching the games on FCS or Root Sports out of Denver, especially because of the time difference, so I can watch the Hockey East/Maine game and then catch the UND or Denver game. It seems like there will be less college hockey on TV, not more. That's a loss for fans.

Agreed. It is a step back for national exposure for college hockey in my opinion considering CBS Sports and out of market access to FSC and Root Sports are on the same tier in most TV packages. We'll see less games nationally. Why they ever signed the deal with that exclusivity clause is beyond me.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-09-2013, 02:47 PM
Yeah, I wasn't looking at it from a dollars perspective. Doesn't do me any good if UND gets a huge check from CBS :p I just like watching the games on FCS or Root Sports out of Denver, especially because of the time difference, so I can watch the Hockey East/Maine game and then catch the UND or Denver game. It seems like there will be less college hockey on TV, not more. That's a loss for fans.

Don't worry, you'll have plenty of Big Ten games on Tuesday and Thursday nights to fill in the void. :p:D:D

For a UND fan in Colorado it's frustrating, but I understand why the school did it. Fortunately for me, it is a quick connection of the HDMI cord to my TV and the game is on.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-09-2013, 02:50 PM
Why they ever signed the deal with that exclusivity clause is beyond me.

It was either signing that or no deal most likely. At the end of the day, the coverage (read: amount of games) won't be terribly dissimilar, you just will be seeing a variety of teams instead of just UND and Denver.

uaafanblog
01-09-2013, 03:02 PM
However, for the school, they will make a whole lot more $$$ now than they ever have before.
Cos that .7 Neilsen Rating really pays off for college hockey broadcasts.

Dirty
01-09-2013, 03:26 PM
Cos that .7 Neilsen Rating really pays off for college hockey broadcasts.

As long as pays off more than a UAA home game does for ticket sales I will be happy. So $15.

FlagDUDE08
01-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Cos that .7 Neilsen Rating really pays off for college hockey broadcasts.

Darrell Hammond as Regis Philbin, during the SNL game shows intro: "A FIFTY! ...a three." (the second when pointing to Will Ferrell playing Alex Trebek, in reference to Jeopardy)

dggoddard
01-09-2013, 03:39 PM
Horrible TV deal for UND and DU, in my opinion, but should be beneficial for the other NCHC programs.Lets nip all this in the bud. I've never heard of any school, except the Gophers, receiving broadcast rights fees for college hockey. And the Gophers probably only net somewhere around $100,000 from FSN-North after its all said and done.

Schools like DU & UND pay part of the production costs to televise these games. In return they receive a bunch of pretty worthless ad time and more important, the games are televised. DU likely uses their WCHA Final 5 income to fund the production costs.

Five years ago DU probably had 18 games or so on Fox Sports-Rocky Mountain. This season is down to six or so, plus around six men's hoops games and a couple of women's hoops games. DU still pays around the same amount as before, but they're trying to push hoops out on the airwaves at the expense of hockey coverage.

Since Root Sports is owned by DirecTV fans outside of the region can usually only see games via Dish Network or DirecTV. CBS Sports Network has a far larger footprint than Root Sports-Rocky Mountain.

NCHC teams will only have 24 conference games, so 10-12 non-conference games could be televised elsewhere. That means that UND & DU could still have some non-conference games on FCS-Central/Atlantic/Pacific & Root Sports.

The NCHC teams will be paying the production costs of the conference games, so its doubtful that anyone will be receiving a check for broadcast rights. Likely they will fund the TV with profits from the NCHC Tournament in MPLS.

The Big Ten schools won't be receiving larger payouts for their games either. In fact since BTN will televise more hockey games, the schools will likely incur less profits since they co-own the network. As we all know the B1G schools get $10,000,000 plus checks annually from the BTN.

One of the reasons DU & UND were upset with the WCHA was that they wanted to use the Final 5 monies/profits to purchase TV time for a league contract. The smaller schools counted on the $100,000 annual checks and balked at the idea.