A: Big Sky TV will continue. Those games will not be video streamed. Most conferences and universities charge to view games on the Internet.
Previously, the networks were under the Fox Sports banner. Those packages can be ordered month-to-month.
All games will be High Definition. Mountain on Saturday, with the potential for a doubleheader some weeks. If a game were to be played on a Thursday, it would have to be by mutual agreement of the two schools involved.
We know that many of our schools don't want to play on Thursday because of the large fan bases that travel on the weekend to attend games.
Q: How much will the new contract affect the television coverage that Big Sky fans are used to? We fully anticipate that all Montana and Montana State conference games will be televised, as they have in the past.
We also anticipate many of those games will remain on free over-the-air TV. Q: What about fans who don't have cable, and are used to watching games for free on over-the-air networks like Montana's News Stations and Max Media?
We anticipate many games to remain on free over-the-air TV. Unfortunately, some games will not be available on those networks. A goal our conference has is to provide greater exposure to all of our teams.
This contract was written with the best interest of all of our programs.
There will be percentage of viewers who will miss out on games. However, we are adding millions of potential viewers. What will this contract do for our schools? A: ROOT SPORTS has a wide array of relationships with regional sports channels and cable providers across the country, so it's possible Big Sky games could end up distribution on other regional sports channels in your area.
In the past ESPN chose to syndicate certain games to other networks, but did not this past season.
This deal benefits all of our schools, and all of our institutions will see more money than what they currently receive in TV money. For us, the exposure this contract provides is vital.
Our coaches and Athletics Directors are excited about this venture. It will expose our teams and universities to millions of homes. Social Section.