Monday, December 10, 2012

Disney Has A Monopoly On Bowl Games This Year

Disney/ESPN owns the rights to 32 of the 35 bowl games on TV this year.  The major networks have only one bowl game each.  Disney/ESPN, in turn, sells its services to cable and satellite providers. If you want to watch one of the games provided by ESPN you need to have cable or satellite services.  ESPN makes them more valuable, and it enables ESPN to get higher prices from them when they negotiate contracts. 

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