Sunday, July 15, 2012

Four long years in Southern Oregon

It has been four long years since  Joe Giansante, Oregon's then  Senior Associate Athletic Director, said this when the Oregon Sports Network cut a deal with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest to carry Oregon sports:

“But when networks like these grow, these are the growing pains. If we lose 8,000 alums in Medford, we’re picking up 50,000 alums in Seattle.”
Well, it was a long period of "growing pains" that has not come to an end. Comcast and Charter Communications, NEVER came to a deal. Charter is the primary cable provider for most folks in Southern Oregon . Four years and no Oregon coaches shows, many missed basketball and baseball games, track meets, etc.

When the new Pac 12 Network was announced there was hope, here in Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, Klamath Falls and many other OREGON communities that our long nightmare was over.  Well today there is no deal between Charter Communications and the new Pac 12 Network to carry the Network's games and programs and the football season is coming on strong.

We are silent no more! Now the Beavers, Huskies, Cougars and assorted fans of other Pac 12 teams are in the same boat we are in. Make your voice heard!

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