CBS: Amazon may play a role in B10, B12, P12 rights

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Amazon has emerged as a significant party in college football media rights talks and therefore may become a player in further conference realignment, CBS Sports has learned. The technology giant has been linked to all three conferences that figure to come to resolutions on conference composition in the coming months given its interest in the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12, according to industry sources.

 

Nova Mountaineer

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Steaming damages college football (or any other thing it carries) because the audiences are so much smaller. A football program like WVU needs broad exposure to built reputation - streaming doesn't give it that. Further it gouges the public - first they pay for cable to get sports, then what get on cable is reduced (lowering value of their cable service), then they have to pay more to get what they used to get with cable. Now it seems Amazon - so that will reduced further their cable service and the first streaming service they had to buy. Can't wait until each game is on a difference streaming service so you'll have to subscribe to 12 different streaming services to get a whole season -
 

Buckaineer

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Steaming damages college football (or any other thing it carries) because the audiences are so much smaller. A football program like WVU needs broad exposure to built reputation - streaming doesn't give it that. Further it gouges the public - first they pay for cable to get sports, then what get on cable is reduced (lowering value of their cable service), then they have to pay more to get what they used to get with cable. Now it seems Amazon - so that will reduced further their cable service and the first streaming service they had to buy. Can't wait until each game is on a difference streaming service so you'll have to subscribe to 12 different streaming services to get a whole season -
Streaming in addition to broadcast outlets are likely the direction things are going for the BIG 12. They have to do their best to approach the $$ being thrown at the SEC and B10 going forward. Splitting games between multiple broadcast and streaming partners as the B10 did will be key to landing a solid deal.
 

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Steaming damages college football (or any other thing it carries) because the audiences are so much smaller. A football program like WVU needs broad exposure to built reputation - streaming doesn't give it that. Further it gouges the public - first they pay for cable to get sports, then what get on cable is reduced (lowering value of their cable service), then they have to pay more to get what they used to get with cable. Now it seems Amazon - so that will reduced further their cable service and the first streaming service they had to buy. Can't wait until each game is on a difference streaming service so you'll have to subscribe to 12 different streaming services to get a whole season -
I'd rather subscribe to Amazon Prime than ESPN+, and Bezos can afford to overpay.
 

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