OT: How committed is ESPN to expanding brand?

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/co...0-texas-espn-join-forces-to-start-network.ece
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9KRKJC00.htm

    20 year, $300-million deal for ESPN to have dedicated channel for NCAA Texas Longhorn sports.


    http://kznx-am.tritondigitalmedia.com/includes/news_items/6/2083/rovell12011.mp3

    CNBC's Rovell radio interview on ESPN signing deal to broadcast Texas Longhorn TV.

    Includes discussion on how will ratings fare on the channel when things other than football and basketball are on.
     
  2. I heard them announce this on ESPN Radio yesterday (why anyone outside of Texas would care....


    ESPN does a crappy job of doing what they do. Which is why the Caps/Pens 24/7 leading up the winter classic was so good? Because ESPN didn't do it and half ass it like everything else they do
     
  3. tarheelhockey

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    ESPN and "commitment" are not two words I associate.
     
  4. :handclap::handclap::handclap::handclap:


    Their commitment to excellent is on par with the Raiders
     
  5. Ignoramus*

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    Leaving ESPN was the best thing the NHL ever did. Better to be a big fish in a small pond than a minnow in a sea of sharks.
     
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    i think the nbc/comcast deal will be good for the nhl. comcast has both a team it wants to do well and a sportsnetwork (vs) that needs programming. having nbc's national audience is going to be a very usefull tool in gaining the league exposure. well beyond anything espn would do, i never thought they did much more than rip off tsn and even then they skipped the good parts (anybody else think jeremy roenick could be americas don cherry?)
     
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    Well said.
     
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