JHUTCH, I take offense to your comment that if you don't go to the ISUgames you are not a true fan!!!!!!!!!!!!! I graduated from ISU in 1979 witha 4 year AG. degree. I have had tickets all but 1 year since than. Now I can not afford tickets.
ya im sorry about that...i should of explained more in depth...what i meant was you should have tickets if you don't have a reasonable excuse...and money is definately an excuse...hopefully you can make it to at least one flyboy...go clones!!
Well, I know a certain AD that resides in Ames that believes that having the game on any TV is a great idea, and is not in the least bit worried about the gate effect.
i don't know what the net effect of televising the games on mediacom would have on attendance. neither do you. only a close-minded fool would fail to recognize that both arguments hold merit.
I have a friendship with my direct rival, Tom Kakert, so what you are saying has nothing to do with me on a network level. What I don't care for are those that choose their opinions based on petty differences, especially when those opinions fly in the face of what is best for their program, an opinion shared by the top dog.
i think you are allowing your distaste for your website's "rival" network to cloud your judgement on this one.
So the Toledo game is going to be on Mediacom.
Seems to me Cox last year showed ten of the ISU bball games on one of their 2 channels in Omaha, Sometimes they showed EIU H-Eyes. They showed NE less. Not much on commercials either.
After selling 30000 tickets, not muvh room left in stadium? 15-17k?
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
Channel 5 (WOI-TV) Reception
Anyone know why the picture on Channel 5 is beyond crappy? It's that way on all of my TV's.to forum · » · · 2006-07-23 07:59:12 · ·
Make sure all of your cable jumpers and fittings are Mediacom approved/installed. Don't use store purchased stuff. Also they reduced the signal strength for our feed several months ago AFAIK and that made things much worse because Ankeny is really close to off air broadcast towers and the off air signal is really strong (some TVs don't need antenna at all to pick up locals).
Also maybe it's time to get a tech out to check your wiring. How many TVs do you have? Do you have an amp installed? There is a chance that signal at the tap is low. We had that issue all over Ankeny lately.
Looks like one of our members is cranking up his TV to watch Mediacom Cyclone games. Good for him. I hope this advice helped him.
Last edited by Wesley; 08-12-2006 at 12:00 AM.
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
i guess we'll have to see how this plays out. will the games be shown live on all mediacom outlets? perhaps tape delayed in central iowa? will this generate revenue for ISU? or will it be a drain on the budget?
do you have these answers, jon? if not, then i think you are jumping the gun a bit.
i have confidence in jamie pollard. if he gives the okay to put these games on THEN i will believe it must be a good thing. until then i am keeping an open mind. are you?
Bottom line, the more football on TV, the better.
However, though, I still want to see how this plays out and the hoops that ISU would have to go through in order to get this done, because i've never heard of the Big 12 allowing a memeber school to have a football game televised by a non Big 12 TV partner. The TV agreements with cable (FSN & TBS) are good through I think 2012, but the ABC contract is up next year.
I would love to see the next TV packages include option for more games on TV, but not on a local basis like what Mediacom is trying to get done, but more on a regional basis, like ESPN Plus, which all of those games often get put on regional sports net's like NESN, KC's MetroSports, as well as Mediacom connections. Not to mention, the ESPN Plus games get onto ESPN's PPV package as well.
It doesn't necessarliy have to be ESPN Plus, but possibly adding a syndicated over the air broadcast (non cable) at 11:30, similar to what the Big 12 used to do, or for the 11:30 game that is currently on FSN, do a true regional game, have the FSN's in the south air a south division game and the FSN's in the north air a north division game and let the other FSN's across the country pick which game they want to air. In fact, I think this was done a couple of years ago when Iowa State played Northern Illinois. Either way, sports bars across the country will have an additional Big 12 to put on their TV as well as those dish customers who subscribe to the FSN package of RSN's.
Originally Posted by ISUFan22
Last edited by garn91; 08-12-2006 at 10:40 AM.
Too bad FSN north (minnesota) shows fishing shows instead of Big XII football. The gophers don't even get on television up here. It is really weird. No local college football, but I can always catch the Indiana game every week. I can't believe how inferior the Big XII's TV package is to the Big 11's. It sickens me
Outside of the FSN's that serve the Big 12 (FSN Southwest, FSN Midwest, and FSN Rocky Mtn), other FSN's are under no obligation to air the 11:30 game, or the 6pm game for that matter. Many times, you'll find FSN's in the south airing ACC football from Jefferson Pilot and the FSN's in Ohio ariing MAC games. Remember the countless number of times that when Mediacom carried FSN Chicago that the Saturday 6pm game would be pre-empted for NHL & NBA games?
Originally Posted by MNclone
Would you rather have UNI's tv package? They currently have 3 games on mostly state-wide tv (Fox in E.Iowa and C.Iowa), and a game on CSTV. A couple of those games will also be aired on FSN Midwest. Right now ISU only has one game on ESPN.
When they made the playoffs last year, they played on ESPN family of networks 3 straight weeks. Would you rather have guaranteed tv games on state-wide television, with one guaranteed game on national tv...or would you rather have one game on national tv, with the potential to have a couple more on national tv, but also the potential to go "0-fer" on tv games, depending on how you play? Honest question.
Originally Posted by pttb
I'd be surprised if KDSM and KFXA cover more than half the state, geographically. It's a great move for Drake and UNI, as it's an in-state game. Neither school's stadium holds more than 15K anyway. As for CSTV, that game will not be shown live, but be tape-delayed to 10 p.m. the night of the game. The two games to be aired on FSN MW will be done so on tape-delay at 2 a.m. on Sunday after being aired live on KDSM/KFXA.
ESPN has a contract with the NCAA for the I-AA Playoffs, hence the games were televised. Most of the first couple of rounds were on a regional basis, which is why the state of Iowa got to see UNI -- whether it was on ESPN2 or Mediacom 22 (via ESPN+).
The ISU-Iowa game is guaranteed to be on ESPN. The ISU-Texas game was moved up a week to 9/23 for the purpose of TV. As it's the only conference game that day, it should pretty much get the top Big 12 TV slot by default, which could very well be 2:30 ABC, but no worse than FSN. That's two TV games in the bag already.
Looking at the layout of the conference season, as well as the number of defined TV windows to this point, I'm willing to bet that the ISU/NU and ISU/Tech games will be televised, by either ABC or TBS. Those are both arguably the second-best Big 12 matchups (as of now) on those days. Even the ISU/OU game could be in the top 2 on that day.
That's two games guaranteed, with very good chances for three more. As long as ISU keeps winning, they keep looking more attractive for TV.
Good stuff. Yeah, the FSN games are not on at good times, but those games are on mostly state-wide tv (KFXA/KDSM). BTW, KDSM covers alot of Iowa (see coverage map: http://kdsm.com/stationinfo/coveragemap.htm ), and KFXA covers Dubuque, CF/W'loo, Cedar Rapids, etc...). Those 3 games are at Drake, at Youngstown State, and home versus Illinois State. I would imagine the CSTV game will be picked up by some media outlet in-state (either Mediacom or Fox). The Gateway Football Conference also has a deal with ESPNU, and that one game hasn't been announced yet...it could be UNI vs. Western Kentucky.
I would still think it would be good to go with a "if you win, you get more" tv contract, that has TBS, FSN, and ABC as part of it's package. But it's unfortunate that most away games can't be seen on in-state television.
Expect the Fox Broadcast network to become a player in regular season games to strengthen their overall coverage with the BCS. Even if the Big XII sticks with Disney, it should help the confrence get a better overall TV deal.
Last edited by PlymouthCy; 08-13-2006 at 05:18 PM.
"If it was easy, someone else would have done it already." ISU Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard
So -- help me understand -- does this mean you no longer want to start over with your relationship to this site? Perhaps this is not supposed to be mean-spirited?
Originally Posted by garn91
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