ESPN, OVC-“Do Not Allow Local Media to Shoot Games”

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ESPN, OVC-“Do Not Allow Local Media to Shoot Games”

Post by JoeD » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:03 pm

The ESPN deal keeps getting worse. Now, the OVC isn’t letting local media record their own highlights. That means no more WPSD packages (ALWAYS better than what we have seen from ESPN).
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Post by iRacer » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:06 pm

Can we all agree on a move to the MVC now....? This is just pathetic.
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Post by JoeD » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 pm

While it sucks for basketball and football (sucks freaking bad as the ESPN feed is mediocre at best) but it will GUT highlights for the non revenue sports.
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Post by Dan T » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:22 pm

I won't comment on the entirety of the issue, but there's no way I would ever miss the pathetic highlights that WPSD gives us.
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Post by Kentucky Lake » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:38 pm

I don't really enjoy the "follow the ball" highlights either, but the amount of post-game interviews, live shots, and broll for specials is huge. Certainly will hurt Murray State and the other OVC schools.

Just when you think the OVC is making strides (Ford Center), they do something crazy like this.
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Post by JoeD » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:43 pm

The season previews and "Racing into March" stuff was well worth it.
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Post by evvracerfan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 pm

I don't live in Paducah or Murray so I can't comment on how good or bad the highlight videos generated by the local media has been. But there's no question that this will cause regional TV channels to re-evaluate the amount of coverage of OVC member sports (here's a guess - it's not going to go up).

I understand why ESPN wants to drive a wedge between universities and their local media - they're money sucking media whores without a soul. What I don't understand is why the OVC wants to help them drive in this wedge. Just another case of inept management by the league.
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Post by bjhracer » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm

I don’t think this applies to local post game highlight. They are still allowed to tape game footage and complete interviews.
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Post by evvracerfan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:18 pm

bjhracer wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm
I don’t think this applies to local post game highlight. They are still allowed to tape game footage and complete interviews.
Evidently this is getting walked back due to the blowback from the universities and local media. This evening they’re reporting that local media will be allowed to film during games for highlight purposes - but this isn’t what was reported earlier today. Glad to see anything that keeps ESPN’s power and control somewhat in check.
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Post by smidge34 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:50 pm

bjhracer wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm
I don’t think this applies to local post game highlight. They are still allowed to tape game footage and complete interviews.
Yeah AFTER they walked it back from all the blowback.
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Post by jayinbama » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 pm

Bad public relations day for the OVC, no wonder we want out. Bet MVC wish they had us last year lol
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Post by walleye14 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:39 pm

While everyone loves to hate on the OVC it sounds like this would have been the case for any conference with the ESPN+ deal we just so happened to be the first to sign the new contract. But glad all is fixed as it was a really dumb clause in the contract.
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Post by JoeD » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:49 pm

The problem is that they signed a deal that eliminated local coverage.
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Post by walleye14 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:23 pm

JoeD wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:49 pm
The problem is that they signed a deal that eliminated local coverage.
Don't disagree with you at all right there.
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I deleted it for you but there is a delete button you could have used.
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Post by popeyejonesfan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:24 pm

Was I the only one who had trouble with reception of the final regular season game against Peay? Kept freezing up. ESPN + was really bad all year in my opinion. Got much worse in the final game. At least OVC digital was free.
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Post by smidge34 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:41 pm

I love ESPN+ and personally find it one of the best things to happen in the conference in a minute. I watched and scouted a lot of games with my subscription but I admittedly forgot to cancel and have been paying all summer long.
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Post by msusig1855 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:57 pm

https://plus.espn.com/magazine

$39.99 for a year subscription. Best deal I've seen and got me to jump back in after I canceled in March.
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