An article about ACC TV contracts recently came to my attention which I thought you readers would find interesting. It was actually published during football season last year - by SportsBusinessDaily.com [LINK].
ABC/ESPN and the ACC agree to a new 7-year deal for football rights, worth $258 million; ACC expands to 12 teams by adding Miami, Va Tech and Boston College.
The ACC and the Orange Bowl Committee reach a 4-year deal for the winner of the ACC championship game to play in the FedEx Orange Bowl if the team does not qualify for the BCS title game.
ESPN and the ACC announce a 12-year agreement through the 2022-23 season, worth $1.86 billion. The deal is to begin in July 2011.
ESPN and the ACC restructure their television rights deal to run through the 2026-27 season. The agreement boosts the deal’s value to $3.6 billion ($240 million per year.); Notre Dame joins for all sports except football, agrees to 5 games per year scheduling arrangement; Maryland withdraws; Louisville accepts an invitation to join.
Hard to believe that ACC teams were paid a mere $2.5 million/year just 9 years ago, and now make just shy of $20 million/year!