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Slive says back end of SEC deal tops Pac-12 deal

Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:00 pm
 

DESTIN, Fla. – With the Big 12 and Pac-12 recently signing monster media rights deals, is it possible that CBS/ESPN got a bargain in its media rights deal with the SEC that began in 2009?

SEC commissioner Mike Slive doesn’t think so. 

“Do I think they got a bargain?” Slive said. “I think we have secured the financial future of our institutions for a very long period of time and coupled with the incredible distribution that we have, when you think about for our ESPN deal [that] they have to televise 365 events a year, a lot of our thinking not only was revenue importance to us, but distribution was equally important.”

The SEC’s 15-year deal has been reported worth an average of $17.1 million per school annually. The Pac-12’s new 12-year deal was reported at $21 million per school annually, with an escalator clause with early payments less than $21 million per school but later payments exceeding $21 million per school.

CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd also reported last week the Pac-12’s media rights deal could bring the league an additional $1 billion in a seven-to-10 year period.

Slive was somewhat offended when asked if his league sacrificed money for the large distribution.   

“We didn’t sacrifice anything,” Slive said. “We didn’t sacrifice a thing. If you want to do some math you might want to compare the last 12 years of our agreement and the first 12 years of the Pac-10. I think you would be very surprised how things line up."

“But," he added, "I’m not going to give you the numbers.”

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Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:54 am
 

Slive says back end of SEC deal tops Pac-12 deal

Yep. We've got it rough in the SEC these days....<YAWN>. We wish you the best in any way you can improve your "Snow White and the 11 Dwarfs" conference. Might have to change that to the "Snow White, her live-in girlfriend and the 10 Dwarfs" if Oregon continues to improve ( with the 800 lb gorilla Nike pushing from behind). Cheerio!



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Slive says back end of SEC deal tops Pac-12 deal

Jealous much? Just say they got a better deal than us and I will do the best on our next negotiation.

But even he knows this flock of extra money and exposure is going to greatly improve the Pac-12 as a conference.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Slive says back end of SEC deal tops Pac-12 deal

Mike Slive is a joke! Hahaha and the SEC is stuck with that old man!!!!!!!!

That's gotta suck!!!!!


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