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cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to Zoder

Re: Elbow out ESPN on to its own tier

said by Zoder:

It's a vicious cycle. ESPN bids more for the NFL each time the contract is up. So Disney charges more to the providers for ESPN each contract renewal, and the providers pass on the increase to their customers, rinse and repeat.

You're going to pay for it no matter who shows it.

The national networks don't want it. ABC gave it up because it was losing money on the deal. NBC has SNF which is the more lucrative slot. CBS and FOX already have deals for afternoon games. If any of the national networks would take it over again, they are going to have to have the advertising revenues to support it, so they are going to charge advertisers more to show during that slot. Guess who ultimately the costs get passed on to...the public who buys their products.

Not much has changed since ABC was losing money, so whoever the new network would be, it's probably going to have to subsidize MNF with other programming's advertisers. And guess who ultimately the costs of that advertising get passed on to...the public who buys their products.

The national network could raise rates for affiliates who show MNF. They are just going to passes it on for the local advertising and retransmission consent fees. And guess who ultimately those costs get passed on to...the public.

The only way that sports programming is going to cost less is if everyone puts their foot down and says no more. And that isn't going to happen.


NotTheMama
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join:2012-12-06

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There's only one way to "stop the cycle": outlaw advertising during sports broadcasts. No more millions of dollars going into the pocket of each "star" player (or the organization behind him--NFL/NBA/etc franchise, university athletic programs, whatever). So, if anyone wants to see some bozo run around a field or court playing with a ball, then he or she will have to pay what it's worth to him or her. Yeah, I can see those 7 and 8 figure "salaries" dropping down to 5 figures overnight... why, these multi-billion dollar businesses might even become "sports" again... there goes double-digit inflation... where will it all end? (OK, time to wake up now...)
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Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to cdru
said by cdru:

You're going to pay for it no matter who shows it.

The national networks don't want it. ABC gave it up because it was losing money on the deal. NBC has SNF which is the more lucrative slot. CBS and FOX already have deals for afternoon games. If any of the national networks would take it over again, they are going to have to have the advertising revenues to support it, so they are going to charge advertisers more to show during that slot. Guess who ultimately the costs get passed on to...the public who buys their products.

Not much has changed since ABC was losing money, so whoever the new network would be, it's probably going to have to subsidize MNF with other programming's advertisers. And guess who ultimately the costs of that advertising get passed on to...the public who buys their products.

The national network could raise rates for affiliates who show MNF. They are just going to passes it on for the local advertising and retransmission consent fees. And guess who ultimately those costs get passed on to...the public.

The only way that sports programming is going to cost less is if everyone puts their foot down and says no more. And that isn't going to happen.

This is all assuming the NFL is entitled to these massive increases each year. Right now, the entire customer base outside of limited basic subsidises NFL fans. At some point, something has to give.


cdru
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said by Zoder:

This is all assuming the NFL is entitled to these massive increases each year. Right now, the entire customer base outside of limited basic subsidises NFL fans. At some point, something has to give.

Not meaning to nitpick, but the increases aren't coming down from the NFL each year. CBS, NBC, Fox, and ESPN all have contracts through 2022. It's not like each year the NFL is saying "Holy crap, we can charge more because we're more popular this year. Tell ESPN they need to pay us another billion this year".


rectigulus

join:2003-11-26
Westbury, NY
reply to NotTheMama
What really burns my spurs is that the NBA and the NFL are registered as Non-Profit organizations and as a result, they pay NO TAXES!!!!


FFH5
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said by rectigulus:

What really burns my spurs is that the NBA and the NFL are registered as Non-Profit organizations and as a result, they pay NO TAXES!!!!

But individual teams do pay taxes. Just not the leagues.
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