Originally Posted by b381l
Really good piece. I think these numbers seem overstated a bit for the first few years, but long term, this will he huge for us. What kind of improvements/debt service can we handle each year with an additional 15-20 million per year. Take a look.
"Several years ago the SEC made the decision not to launch its own network because league officials were concerned that a protracted hold-out from cable and satellite companies would anger SEC fans. That's why the league decided to partner with ESPN and not follow the Big Ten's lead and create its own network. All of that changed when Texas A&M decided to jump on board with the SEC. Missouri soon followed. By adding just two teams the SEC added 50% more cable and satellite subscribers to its regional footprint, making it clear that the league's new television strategy would include a network."
There are some that just can't grasp how much money this is going to be (aka Skeeter) but think of it this way: we already make more than Cl3m5on from tv revenue and we're about to surpass the amount needed to build their indoor practice field, PER YEAR. Yes, per year.