The 18-year proposal also includes a financial kicker at the beginning to make it more attractive.
Makes sense that ESPN/ABC would be concerned about losing "inventory" (games) to a Pac 16 network. If this all holds together, it'll be interesting to see who the TV partners are. Others are speculating that Fox stepped in with a big offer to up their exposure in college athletics (they lost the BCS bowls contract to ESPN/ABC starting with this season).
YES! Financial kickers are the best! I can't wait to hear the details of this
I'd like to see more, but it is more than anyone really had said so far.