pbrown said:And by the way, the NCAA has no TV contracts. TV contracts are made with conferences and individual schools. That is why, for instance, ABC always has Pac-10 games, and CBS has SEC games. It has nothing to do with the NCAA.
HDTVFanAtic said:Oh really?
And which conference signs the contract with CBS for the NCAA finals.
pbrown said:Sorry, I thought we were talking about College Football. If you would like to have a more thorough understanding of why the NCAA does not have ownership of football TV contracts, you can read this story:
Even more information, including what conferences are signed with which networks, is located here at Wikipedia:
For more clarification, the NCAA owns TV contracts for its own tournaments only. If there was a college football playoff, they would own the rights to it. For all sports, regular season and conference tournament TV rights are owned by individual conferences and schools.
So there's your College TV Contract 101 lesson for today, and sorry to have hijacked this thread!
drjdan said:What facts are you talking about?
Why do you feel it would take so long for them to go HD since they are primarly studio based?
drjdan said:When you say 480 widescreen, do you mean they would record a 480 widescreen picture.