Hawaii’s TV deal nearing completion
No date is set for the announcement of a new University of Hawaii sports TV contract, but athletic director Jim Donovan anticipates a final agreement with KHNL/KFVE and Oceanic Time Warner Cable within the next two weeks.
"It's moving along, it's moving forward," he said. "Barring any unforeseen circumstance, we should be able to put a deal together."
It is believed the upcoming contract will be similar to the two previous three-year deals with UH, KFVE-TV (the 25-year rights-holder) and Oceanic Time Warner Cable (the pay-per-view supplier), or possibly a little longer.
The UH legal counsel still needs to approve the final contract, Donovan said.
Details of the contract are not yet available. However, an agreement with KKEA (1420-AM) for radio broadcasts has been tentatively reached and will be officially signed when the TV contract is in place.
Pay-per-view decisions -- how many UH events will be in the PPV package and its pricing -- will be negotiated annually, similar to the last six years, Donovan said.
Both the radio and TV contracts expire June 30. The final KFVE broadcast of the current contract was Saturday night's UH baseball game against Utah Valley.