ESPN has 60 days to re-negotiate if Big 12 collapses
The contract details for the Longhorn Network have officially been placed on the Internet, so everybody can see just what the network is all about. The partnership between the University of Texas and ESPN is now available for all to see in black (digital) ink and we now know that in the event the Big 12 falls apart if and when Texas A&M bolts for the SEC and Oklahoma leaves the Texas shadow, ESPN will have a 60-day window to renegotiate their part with the network.
You would think that without a Big 12, the value of the Longhorn Network, as far as ESPN is concerned, would diminish. If a deal can not be made in that time period (I’d think it would), and another network places a bid then ESPN would have 48 hours to counter offer.
If you want to page through the entire 51-page document, check it out via Google Docs.
On a television related topic, ESPN will announce which games they will be broadcasting in 3D this season. So if you fancy the idea of placing glasses on your head in order to watch television, you will have that to look forward to later today.