It’s a discussion of whether the G5 should eschew ESPN and traditional contracts for other streaming options, and it’s loaded interesting data about viewership on Stadium /Facebook and the like.
However, this little nugget raised my eyebrow:
These new media streaming companies have vaults of cash to give away. I’m beginning to think the best foot forward would to negotiate a complete G5 rights deal for football at least, for all the leagues, and then host a weekly highlights show and a weekly GameDay type show for all the leagues, under one roof. AAC & MWC would only budge if the money is sweet, and there’s some suggestion it possibly could be. There are about 68 G5 schools IIRC. $125-150 million for the entire football inventory, or $200 - $250 million for hoops too, would give everyone involved a big raise, and I don’t think it’s that far fetched… Just remember that live content is King, when comparing it to other offerings…
Also remember that the original Big East was an “overly amibitious” pipe dream to create a college league made for TV when it started.