O'Bannon, Jr. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association et al
Plaintiffs' Post-Trial Reply Brief by Edward C. O'Bannon, Jr.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Swathi Bojedla, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B)(Gosselin, Sathya) (Filed on 7/10/2014) Modified on 7/11/2014 (cpS, COURT STAFF).
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The Big Twelve Conference, Inc .
400 East John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas 75062
Agreement Between The Big 12, ESPN; ERT and ABC
For The 2008-09 Through 2015-16 Seasons
Enclosed for your files is a fully-executed original of the agreement
between the Big Twelve Conference, Inc., ESPN, Inc . , ESPN Enterprises,
Inc. and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. for the 2008-09 through
2015-16 academic years.
Kevin Sweeney (copy of enclosure)
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AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") dated April 18, 2007 by and between American
Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("ABC"), ESPN, Inc. ("ESPN"), ESPN Enterprises, Inc. ("ERT")
(ESPN, ERT and ABC are individually and collectively referred to as "ESPN/ABC'), and The
Big Twelve Conference, Inc. ("Big 12" or "Conference").
WHEREAS, the Conference owns the right to Distribute certain Conference
intercollegiate athletic events as described more fully herein;
WHEREAS,.ESPN/ABC desires to purchase a license to produce and Distribute, or cause
the Distribution of, such Conference intercollegiate athletic events, and the Conference desires to
license such rights to ESPN/ABC on the terms set forth below; and
WHEREAS,· the parties hereto desire that this Agreement become effective as of the
expiration of that certain agreement, dated March 11,2000 among the Conference, ESPN, ABC.
and ERT and their respective predecessors-in-interest (the "Prior Agreement"), and that this
Agreement shall be the successor to the Prior Agreement in its entirety.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing, the covenants set forth
herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are
hereby acknowledged and agreed, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereby
agree as follows:
DEFINITIONS: As used herein, the following capitalized terms shall have the meanings
1.1. "ABC Game(s)": Those Games selected for live telecast on the ABC Network on
either a national or regional basis.
1.2. '"ABC Network": The ABC Television Network, a national over-the-air broadcast
1.3. "Appearance": The number of Conference Institutions participating in a Game. For
the sake of clarity, the Texas v. Kansas Game constitutes two (2) Appearances, and the Texas v.
Arkansas Game constitutes one ( 1) Appearance.
1.4. "Archive Games": Audiovisual programs of those regular-season college football
and basketbaU games that were produced and distributed on a live basis by ESPN, ERT or ABC
prior to the commencement of the Term, in which a Conference Institution was the home team
and to which ESPN, ERT or ABC owns the copyright.
1.5. ""Away Cross-Over Game": Any Cross-Over Game that is not a Home Cross-Over
1.6. "'Big 12 Channel": The television programming service described in Paragraph 8.1.
1.7. "Big 12 Member Channel":
described in Paragraph 8.2.
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The television channel of a Conference Institution
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(a) Conference will not have any discussions or negotiations with any third party
regarding the rights contemplated under this Paragraph 15 prior to the conclusion of the
Second Negotiating Period;
(b) ESPN/ABC will not be required to negotiate with Conference concerning, or to
consider, any Combined Offer or Package Offer conditioned upon, ESPN/ABC/ERT's
acquisition of rights to any event or property other than the Basketball Package, the
Football Package or the Sponsorship Package;
(c) The parties \\rill act at all times in complete good faith) consistent ''rith the
intent and spirit of this entire Agreement;
(d) None of the Combined Offer, any Package Offer nor any Reoffer can be for
rights pertaining to a period of less than one year;
(e) If ESPN/ABC and Conference reach a new agreement pursuant this Section
15, then negotiations of any subsequent agreement between the parties for rights to future
Packages may include Nonconforming Terms;
(f) If Conference retains rights to games after the Term solely for distribution on
the Big 12 Channel, Conference shall not be required to offer such games to ESPN/ABC as
part of the Combined Offer or Package Offer.
15.5. Conference further grants to ABC a Preferred Option Position (as defined herein) in
negotiation for ABC's acquisition of the same exclusive live network television rights to any preseason Games and any playoffs (not otheiWise covered herein) in all Seasons hereunder, to the
extent Conference owns or controls such rights. "Preferred Option Position'' shall mean prior to
negotiation w:ith any third party Conference shall first negotiate exclusively w:ith ABC
concerning such rights for a period not to exceed twenty-one (21} days.
16. NAME AND LIKENESS. Conference shall provide ESPN/ABC with all rights and
consents necessary or contemplated for the exercise of ESPN/ABC's Distribution rights under
this Agreement including, without limitation, all name and likeness rights of all participants,
officials, and any other persons connected w:ith each Game (including those of any nonConference Institution participating in a Game), and the names, trademarks, service marks,
logos, or other indicia of origin of each Conference Institution (and those of any non-Conference
Institution participating in a Game), in connection with the following purposes for so long as
ESPN or ABC retain any rights to exploit any Game or Program: (a) exercise of ABC's and
ESPN's Distribution rights to the Games and Programs~ (b) for news or information; and (c) for
advertising and promotional purposes, including but not limited to (i) "institutional" advertising
(e.g. advertising designed to create good will and prestige) and (ii) advertising or promotion of
the Programs in any and all means and media now known or hereafter developed, whether or not
such materials are in close proximity to other promotional material or advertising for third party
products and services. Any such use shall not be in the manner of an endorsement of any
product, service or political cause or candidate.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date ftrst
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