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作者 Weaver, Karen
書名 The launch of the Big Ten Network: How 11 universities created their own television network and changed the college sports landscape
國際標準書號 9781109112894
book jacket
說明 128 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-04, Section: A, page: 1203
Adviser: Robert Zemsky
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 2009
The creation of the Big Ten Network, a television and broadband endeavor devoted to the 11 Universities that comprise the Big Ten Conference, sent a ripple throughout higher education. This study traces a brief history of collegiate broadcasting, with particular focus on the pivotal role played by the Big Ten Conference. An examination of the marketplace opportunities that existed as the idea was constructed gives the reader insight as to the complexities that college presidents and conference commissioners' face when negotiating with television and cable networks. Instead of receiving broadcast rights fees for the televising of selected football and basketball games, the Presidents in the Conference decided to start their own broadcast venture. While many assume this project was just about money and sports, through a series of interviews with the key individuals involved, and a review of memorandums and meeting minutes, there is more to the story
The Network became a means to deliver the message about the values and brand of the Big Ten Conference. No longer satisfied with having the broadcast networks "control the message" about their schools, the new channel addresses some of the social issues that impact today's campuses. The Network decided not to permit any alcohol or gambling commercials, and decided that by 2010, 50% of all programming would be devoted to women's sports. Throughout the process, it was evident that the Presidents had numerous opportunities to change direction and seek more money, yet decided that their values were more important
The Network also presents the opportunity to showcase the student athletes, the faculty and with 660 hours per year devoted to campus wide programming, the wider range of life on a Big Ten campus
This study provides a roadmap for college commissioners and presidents seeking to use the explosion of digital television and new media technology to promote and enhance their campus identity. The study concludes with recommendations for the senior leadership teams as to how to redirect some of the substantial dollars that the Network will generate to uses that resonate with the land grant mission of many of the campuses
School code: 0175
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-04A
主題 Mass Communications
Education, Higher
Alt Author University of Pennsylvania
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