In the potential deal, Apple would expect to hold the rights to all of the conference's broadcasts.
"The “Conference of Champions” finds itself negotiating a new media rights deal in a very difficult market."
“If we know anything about college sports, it’s that you can’t assume the status quo will last.”
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“We knew some other information was coming, including the announcement of Coach Prime, and why would we do a media deal before that?”
The Pac-12 would likely finalize a deal with the two partners "by the beginning of 2023", according to sources referenced by Dodds.
“Pac-12 Networks has put Pac-12 women’s basketball on the map,” VanDerveer said. “We always were good, but now people know about it.”
"We are very confident to beat that number," a source familiar with Pac-12 talks told John Canzano
The agreement, while expected -- perhaps not this early, but expected -- did still leave several questions that I'm not sure can be answered immediately.
The conference will head to the open market to hash out a new agreement.