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    American Sports Network Shutting Down

    They carried games for several conferences including the SoCon. Obscure or not, this is not good news.

    http://footballscoop.com/news/number...network-shuts/

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    I agree, it's not good news. They carried some CAA games last year too.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    They carried a couple of PL games early on as well, I believe. ASN deserves credit for trying to bring more good college sports to more people - not just the same ol' "major brands."

    Most FCS conferences now have proprietary streaming (and in some cases television) networks. Any school can buy off-the-shelf technology to stream a live game with decent quality. In that sense, ASN became a victim of their own success.

    Thanks for all you did, ASN!

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    Carried some Ivy games as well.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    And Southland games as well.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    RIP! It was a good showcase for fbs mid majors and fcs.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    I don't know how popular this network really was. Our local affiliate in Asheville would primarily show WCU games and D2 SAC games, forgetting that Wofford and Furman are also in their market (and both are more popular than the Brevard College Tornadoes). The technical quality of the WCU games was horrible and looked just like their ESPN3 games with the video bouncing all over the place as if they had hung-over students hand-holding the cameras and almost always missed the snap while the cameras were focused on something else.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    Damn shame. I enjoyed watching numerous FCS games. It'd be interesting to understand their P/L model and figure out a way to increase Ad$$.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    Quote Originally Posted by walliver View Post
    I don't know how popular this network really was. Our local affiliate in Asheville would primarily show WCU games and D2 SAC games, forgetting that Wofford and Furman are also in their market (and both are more popular than the Brevard College Tornadoes). The technical quality of the WCU games was horrible and looked just like their ESPN3 games with the video bouncing all over the place as if they had hung-over students hand-holding the cameras and almost always missed the snap while the cameras were focused on something else.
    You're thinking of WMYA channel 40 and their self produced broadcasts. ASN would sometimes split coverage over both ch 40 and ch 62 out of S'burg. Their broadcasts were way better than WMYA's own broadcasts.

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    Re: American Sports Network Shutting Down

    Quote Originally Posted by maristdb89 View Post
    Damn shame. I enjoyed watching numerous FCS games. It'd be interesting to understand their P/L model and figure out a way to increase Ad$$.
    On the PL Network it's pretty much the same ads for every broadcast - Papa Johns, Coke Zero and Met Life, plus some local advertisers like Easton Hospital and a printing company and a couple of others. I don't know if that covers the cost but it's something. ASN probably got more advertisers but its costs presumably were much higher.

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