Friday, August 10, 2012

Pac 12 Networks Not getting Job Done

The Pac 12 had a teleconference today and did not have much new to report.  For a summery here is a link:

Another summary:

It looks like the purpose of the teleconference was to rationalize  why the Networks would not have the coverage fans want by the launch date of August 15. Work harder!

No new information on Charter! As someone commented on Oregon Live, fans in Southern Oregon are getting @%#* again! 


  1. Jim Jones has just reported on his blog:

    "...There is supposed to be a news conference today (time not given) for some major updates on carriers..."

    Let's keep our fingers crossed that Charter could be announced as a new carrier.

  2. Thanks for your info. See UPDATE above. Jim

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  4. Here is an interesting observation from OT via Jon Wilner's "College Hotline" blog regarding both DirecTV, Charter and Verizon FiOS:

    "The biggest issue between PAC 12 Enterprises and DIRECTV is:

    How often will the 6 regional feeds be turned on? Only during live football and men’s basketball games? Or also during live women’s and Olympic sports events?

    DIRECTV will NOT budge of the following issue: only the PAC 12 National Network will be carried 24/7.

    If the PAC 12 does not yield on this issue and insist that all 7 networks be available 24/7, then DIRECTV will not carry the PAC 12 Networks.

    Besides August 30, the big event that the PAC 12 can use as leverage is the Cal @ USC football game on September 22. Any deal involving Charter Communications (mostly Southern California) will have to be done by then to avoid subscriber flight. Ditto DIRECTV. Ditto Verizon FiOS (which is popular in Southern California.)"

    It's beginning to make me wonder if this is the same issue with Charter not having a deal as of yet. Charter may want the Pac-12 regionals to only be part time and only show live sports in order to save bandwidth, and allow the national network to be full time on their sports tier. We will just have to wait and see what happens.