Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Understanding the New Husky TV and Media Package

I wrote a note to Todd Turner who was nice enough to respond immediately concerning what was going on media wise.

My first reaction is that I think we are all going to really like what they are doing once it is all put together. I really think it is a huge improvement even though San Jose has slipped through the cracks.

#1. Fox will televise all home games when possible. We have three affiliates, ABC, TBS, and FoxNW. ABC has to make its choice (they have first right of refusal), then TBS (also a Conference partner). After that they work on possibly changing game times for FSNW to televise the game, etc.

#2. The Coach Willingham show will be on Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM and will be a full hour long. It will usually be preceded by a Classic Husky Football Game. You have to like that, more interaction with the head man, plus a classic game.

#3. In the new contract they did secure the right to show a one-time replay of each home football game and most away games. They are still working on how they are going to do it. Expect an announcement soon.

#4. The New Dawg Channel is now free to all users, but you still have to register. The site just went live yesterday so keep an eye on it over the next few weeks as they add content.

I think Todd is doing a great job.


Zach Landres-Schnur said...

nice update. very informative...if Turner was so quick to respond to you, I wonder if he'd be willing to do a quick interview via email???

Counting the days!


-The Dish

Health Insurance Expert said...

He might be open to that, I don't know if we will be going in that direction.

schlik1 said...

interesting that he responded so quick, he never responded to my email about whether or not they plan on improving the baseball stadium

Health Insurance Expert said...

I have written him twice since he arrived and he responded quickly each time.

They will finish the baseball stadium some day if funding can be raised. What they need is somebody like the Mariners to come in and make a donation.

hairofthedawg said...

Heck, it's worth a shot Zach, and although I don't know, it could have been John's luck that got him the quick replies. I can't imagine the amount of email he has to filter through. I'd love it if he agreed to one though.

John, are you sure the Mariners know where the Husky baseball stadium is? I'm just teed off that they didn't take Lincecum. Their reasoning for not doing so is sound, but I felt the same way when Benjamin was cut by the Seahawks yesterday.

Health Insurance Expert said...

From what I have heard Todd replies to all his correspondence. I am sure there are times when he is traveling that he just gets so buried and can't get back to everyone.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

kickoff is only hours away!!!

if you guys aren't at the game, i'll have an open forum to discuss the game as it's happening over at The Dish.

Let's make it 1-0!!

Go Dawgs

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