Now that the ACC has added Notre Dame, it gives them the ability to rework their contract with ESPN.
Source: Bringing in Notre Dame will allow ACC to ask for additional compensation in ESPN deal— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) September 12, 2012
The ACC's deal with ESPN was seen by many as a disappointment, with each school getting approximately $17 million annually. In comparison the Big 12's deal pays its schools $20 million annually and allows schools to sell their own third-tier media rights. But now the ACC has landed TV darling Notre Dame, which will give it the ability to increase their revenue from ESPN.
The draw of Notre Dame football is unquestioned and while it will help the ACC in their renegotiations, Notre Dame's own contract with NBC will not be affected.
A final note -- for now -- on ND-ACC elopement -- the arrangement will NOT affect #NotreDame's TV contract with NBC.— Eric Hansen (@hansenNDInsider) September 12, 2012
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