Tier 1 (ESPN): expires in 2016, $60MM/year, $6MM per school
Tier 2 (Fox): expires in 2025, $90MM/year, $9MM per school
Money each school gets from TV if they don't make a dime on Tier 3: $15MM/year
Tier 3 (owned by each school): 2009-2010 school year
Texas: ~$15MM/yr (not 09-10, based on future from LHN)
TTech and BU: basically zero
How come OU's tier 3 rights are so low? One reason I could see them being somewhat less is because their games are usually picked up on tier 1 or 2. Why would someone pay a lot for tier 3 rights if football is only on for one crappy game a year?
The conference bottomfeeders have the potential of having many more games on their tier 3 network which would increase the value. If tier 1 and tier 2 revenue is split equally among all schools and tier 3 is kept by each school, could ISU potentially make more total TV money from football than OU since ISU could have 6 or 7 of their games on their tier 3 and OU only have 1?
Ideally I would like ISU's tier 3 to look like this- Two or three broadcast stations in Iowa. You probably couldn't have any ABC, CBS, or NBC affiliates since they are already showing football. This would leave FOX or CW affiliates. In areas of the state not served by a station Mediacom could pick it up and put on connections 22. For out of state viewers perhaps a deal could be made with Direct TV and Dish for pay per view and also make games available on Clonezone.
"How come OU's tier 3 rights are so low? One reason I could see them being somewhat less is because their games are usually picked up on tier 1 or 2. Why would someone pay a lot for tier 3 rights if football is only on for one crappy game a year?"
I think you're right - if OU is playing anybody of consequence, it is likely to be picked up on tier 1 or 2. Their tier 3 opportunities are limited. The game with MAC powerhouse Ball State is not on tv so OU is putting that out on pay per view. They expect 10,000 at $30 @. I don't know if PPV counts toward tier 3.
Actually Ball State might not be all bad - they did beat Big 10 powerhouse Indiana.
“We’ve got a pretty good football conference, and we’ve got a pretty good conference overall. We’re still walking around with our heads held high and our chest out, about that.” Paul Rhoads
I have not checked the validity of this but it seems very close to what i've seen in articles before on 3rd tier rights. As far as TX getting 15 mil for the LH network...I have no problem with that..as long as they're not pulling in tier 2 games or showing hs games. We've been making more off of 3rd tier for years than the big dogs for precisely the reason mentioned earlier....none of the big dogs' games make it to 3rd tier.
#Big12 schools earned $28.8M from 3rd tier rights 2009-10. #Texas earned $340K. Why didn't they share with Texas? *******/laSUC4
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