More on those SEC TV deals

So, just how big are those new TV contracts?  Per Tim Stephens of the Orlando Sentinel, pretty damned big indeed, thank you very much.

… Every SEC team reportedly would be guaranteed at least $15 million annually from TV. Which means Vanderbilt, which hasn’t been to a bowl game since 1982, now would pocket more from TV than Notre Dame, which has its own deal with NBC at a reported $9 million a year for football. Add in the local contracts and a team like Florida (10 years, $100 million from Sun Sports) could pocket an average of as much as $25 million per year for the life of the deals. Translation: Florida could earn more yearly in TV revenue alone — before it sells the first ticket, collects the first booster dollar or sells the first t-shirt or wins the first game — than the vast majority of non-BCS teams have to work with, even being heavily subsidised.

Best of all, they don’t have to share with anyone outside of the conference.

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One response to “More on those SEC TV deals

  1. TomReagan

    One of the most shocking things about the reverberations of this deal has been the radio silence around the non-SEC blog world.

    Maybe I’ve just been missing it, but I have seen nothing from around the nation about this.