Monday, July 23, 2012

Stevenson is Confident NCTC Members Will Soon Sign Pac-12 Networks Deals

Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News reported yesterday that there will be additional carriage agreements before August 15:

Pac-12 Enterprises president Gary Stevenson is confident that a number of NCTC members will join charter affiliates Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox and Bright House Networks in launching the channels. Those four large MSOs have committed to placing Pac-12 Enterprises in some 40 million homes, coming out of the gate........

Stevenson would not discuss rate cards, but sources indicate that Pac-12 Networks is seeking a monthly license fee of between 90 cents and $1 within conference markets, and as much as 50 cents in other areas.
Stevenson said senior vice president of affiliate sales and marketing Art Marquez and his team are engaged in distribution discussions throughout the industry. He responded, " I do," when asked if Pac-12 Networks will have carriage contracts beyond the quartet of charter affiliates and NCTC members before the channels kick off next month.

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