Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by kenntomasch, Aug 6, 2002.
But they're a hotbed for youth soccer.
ESPN2 - 82.6M as of 12/01
ESPN - 85.9M as of 12/01
Just wait 'til those kids grow up.....
Treeware fails us again...
Serves me right for getting figures out of an object made of pressed wood pulp.
We've been hearing it for 30 years...
some of us aren't that old
Did I forget winky protection? kenn and I were just trying to get all the cliches out at once so we didn't have to search through the thread for them.
Sorry for being picky, but MLS/SUM and ESPN/espn2 don't have a time-buy relationship. MLS/SUM and ESPN/espn2 share revenues (no idea who gets what percent) from the soccer telecasts so MLS/SUM doesn't buy time to put soccer on ESPN/espn2. If the percentage was 50/50 (which I'm not saying it is), then ESPN/espn2 would have to make ad revenue to cover air time plus a profit for them to want to continue the relationship. No idea if this is the case.
I believe that ABC soccer airings are time buys.
The key is expanding into some key markets. Philly, Houston, San Diego, Seattle , come to mind.
Gradually grow the ratings and get a tv contract that pays real money. That's the key to MLS surviving.
I don't agree, respectfully.
I don't subscribe to the "footprint" theory, and I don't necessarily believe that MLS can't survive without a TV contract that pays it megabucks.
And if it can't survive without a TV contract that pays it megabucks, it's not going to survive, because I don't believe that contract is out there.