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Mad About the Cost of TV? Blame Sports

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Television economics are sports economics, and sports economics are television economics. Sports accounts for half of the programming costs of TV, and TV accounts for more than half the revenue of many professional sports leagues. Without television, professional sports could scarcely exist. Without sports, the TV cable bundle -- and the golden age of television that it's ushered into existence -- might unravel entirely.

Your cable bill -- $80 or $90, or whatever it is -- is best understood as two prices. The programming (i.e. the channels you watch) and the distribution (i.e. the infrastructure and profits for the cable companies). Every time you pay a cable bill, the channels collect a small fee. It's called an "affiliate fee." The most in-demand channels tend to negotiate the highest fees. And those tend to be sports channels.

There's no great mystery here. Sports are expensive because they are valuable. And sports are valuable because they attract a larger live audience than average prime-time shows. That's the big picture.

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Rutgers' students too burdened by sports subsidy - MyCentralJersey.com

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Rutgers' students too burdened by sports subsidy
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If tuition, fees and other expenses keep rising for ordinary students to subsidize sports, then where's the value for those students?
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New south end zone needs concession workers - Packers - Packers.com

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GREEN BAY—With nearly 30 new concession areas in the expanded south end zone, Lambeau Field needs roughly 400 additional gameday workers for the 2013 season.
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AT&T Park Strike: Concession Workers' Union Votes To Authorize Strike - Huffington Post

AT&T Park Strike: Concession Workers' Union Votes To Authorize Strike - Huffington Post | Sport Facility Managment | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Sports (blog) AT&T Park Strike: Concession Workers' Union Votes To Authorize Strike Huffington Post Negotiations between the concession workers' union, UNITE HERE Local 2, and the Giants' concession management firm, Centerplate, have been at...
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Large water bills hit eastern sporting clubs hard - Adelaide Now

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Large water bills hit eastern sporting clubs hard
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Some clubs that use public land receive council subsidies, but those left to pay their own bills are struggling to keep up with the State Government hikes.
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College sports isn't about profits, but money is driving the bus for most in ... - VU Hoops

College sports isn't about profits, but money is driving the bus for most in ... - VU Hoops | Sport Facility Managment | Scoop.it
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Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players' medical bills? - Washington Post

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Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players' medical bills?
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Nation's largest indoor sports facility takes shape - Central Penn Business Journal

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Nation's largest indoor sports facility takes shape
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About halfway through a tour of Spooky Nook Sports, the dizzyingly vast new facility being built inside a 14-acre former Armstrong World Industries Inc.
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Samantha Hirata's comment, May 27, 2013 1:27 AM
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Tommy Curry's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:06 AM

I learned that this industry is going fast, multiple buildings are going to be built in the next few years. This was all interesting to me because I never heard of a place like this 14-acre warehouse used for almost every athletic field or court. I always dreamed about owning one of these places. I selected this because I would love to work in one of these warehouses to be around all the sports in one area and to be a director planning all the events and games that come in and out. This information will help me because now I know there are buildings out there like this, It's not open yet and I am sure they are looking for people to hire when they finish the building. 

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Most NCAA Division I athletic departments take subsidies

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At a time of tight budgets throughout higher education, even the nation's few financially self-sufficient major-college athletics departments are continuing to receive subsidies. (Great article about the current state of college athletic finances.
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Tommy Curry's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:20 AM

I learned from this article is that most DI schools do not make enough money to  from college games. What was interesting from me in this article is that only 23 of 228 athletics departments at NCAA Division I public schools generated enough money on their own to cover their expenses in 2012. Texas A&M's total revenue was just shy of $120 million 2011-2012. I selected this article because I know this is a big issue for schools who have sports but don't make a lot of money off of them or make any money at all. Yes, this information will help me because I didn't not know this about DI sports. I would like to do more research on this to see how they can fix this and where the money actually goes. 

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Stadium Improvements in Women’s Athletic Programs

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The AP is reporting that the University of Missouri is on its way to building a new softball stadium to house the university softball program.
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