September 13, 2006John
The tribune has a bunch of quotes from MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson talking about the CSTV/Comcast negotiations with satellite providers.
“I absolutely sympathize” with college football fans who cannot see the league’s new television network because it is not available on satellite broadcast services like DirecTV and Dish Network. “Because I’m one of them,” he said.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I’m not going to put a timeline” on it.
“Yes, it’s frustrating,” Thompson said.
“The negotiations are vigorous,” Thompson said. “They are ongoing, they are active and both sides are working tirelesly” to put a deal together.
Tell you what MWC. Give me a video feed of the game and rights to broadcast the game and I’ll make sure anyone with a high speed line gets access to the games. All it costs you is giving me the video feed. I’ll take care of the rest. P2P technology is coming a long way.
I still wish someone would comment on the yanking of BYUTV replaying the game.
ESPN has announced its broadcast distribution for the BYU at Boston College football game on Saturday, Sept. 16 (noon ET). ESPN2 will televise the game on a split national broadcast, with Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Rob Stone handling the broadcast duties.
As a home game for Boston College, Saturday’s contest is part of the ACC contract with ESPN. The ESPN distribution map shows the broadcast coverage for the game. States in blue are scheduled to receive the BC vs. BYU game, while states in black will show the Michigan State vs. Pitt contest.
Finally we get to see a BYU game on TV. Plus, it should be an interesting game against Boston College. I wish I would have planned better and gotten a flight to Boston to see it live. I love Boston and so it would have been a lot of fun to see BYU beat Boston College after that embarrassment last year.
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