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elprez00
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CBS/SEC Network Games Question

I honestly don't know the answer to this, so if its been discussed, I apologize in advance. Once the SEC network starts, will CBS still have first dibs on broadcasting an SEC game?


townhallsavoy
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re: CBS/SEC Network Games Question
Yes at least until the contract runs out.


Stonehog
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re: CBS/SEC Network Games Question
Yes but after CBS chooses, SEC network gets to pick a game at 2:30.


elprez00
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Yes at least until the contract runs out.

When does the contract run out?


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parkjas2001
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Yes but after CBS chooses, SEC network gets to pick a game at 2:30.


Really?

So they wil lgo head to head with competing SEC games?

Well that is stupid.


Tiger Live2
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Yea, I doubt that too. It's in the CBS contract that no other game can start in that time frame from an SEC stadium.


jumbo
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didnt that change this year?
This post was edited on 9/27 at 3:24 pm


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Stonehog
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It's part of the new deal. ESPN/SEC Network gets a 2:30 game but CBS gets to pick first.


The Spleen
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Yep, hopefully it'll put an end to the 8PM CST kickoffs. That is way too late to be kicking off.


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Tiger Live2
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I missed that part when reading about the SEC network.


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BigD Ag
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re: CBS/SEC Network Games Question
Yeah there will be 3 Saturday games on SEC Network.

Since ESPN owns it, they basically get to choose how to divide it up among ESPN/ESPN2/SEC Network etc.

And it will be strategic to get carriers to carry the network. Should be interesting.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 3:34 pm


TU Rob
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The Southeastern Conference and CBS have reworked their long-term contract in light of the SEC's new 24-hour channel and the additions of Texas A&M and Missouri, according to sources.
The terms of the deal are expected to remain intact ($55 million per year until 2023-24), with CBS lifting the exclusive 3:30 p.m. broadcast window so the SEC can air football games on its ESPN-operated channel on Saturdays.

CBS owned exclusive rights to the prime broadcast spot for its “SEC on CBS” game of the week. CBS still picks the top SEC game each week and owns rights to the league championship game in Atlanta.

The SEC Network plans to broadcast three football games per Saturday, so it will be interesting to see which matchups it rolls out during the mid-day swing that CBS enjoys. The SEC will likely aim for high-powered football matchups -- not just third-tier leftovers -- in the first few years of the network and possibly beyond.




Tiger Live2
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re: CBS/SEC Network Games Question
Great, likely means even fewer night games for LSU.


tmc94
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The 230 SECN is most likely going to be the shittiest matchup of the week. The point from ESPN/SECN perspective is it removes that game from competing with the more important prime time slots. Right now we often have 3 and sometimes 4 or 5 games all in prime time cannibalizing ratings.

This week it would be something like ASU-Mizzou. A game like that's ratings are going to be dismal, but Mizzou fans will watch so you might as well cannibalize the game on the network that isn't revenue sharing with us.


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