Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Charter Baloney Part II

In "Charter Baloney Part I"(as posted below)  a mouthpiece for Charter basically says the Pac 12 Networks are not on Charter because it costs too much and the Pac 12 Networks wants every Charter Customer in the Pac 12 footprint (states that have Pac 12 Schools) to get the Pac 12 Networks on their basic tier level.  What he doesn't say is the following cable and satellite providers have decided to carry the Pac 12 Networks on the same terms offered to Charter! They are:


California (Southern)

California (Northern)




In addition, the Pac 12 Networks is available online through these cable/satellite providers:

Access to watch the live Pac-12 Networks streaming 24/7 over the Web & devices is through our Pac-12 Now fan experience.  Currently supported on the WebiPadiPhone, and iPod Touch, Pac-12 Now is available to customers who get a Pac-12 channel as part of their package from any of these TV Providers:
  • DISH
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Cox Communications
  • Bright House Networks
  • Bend Broadband
  • Suddenlink
  • Frontier Communications
  • CC Communcations
  • Crestview Cable Communications
  • Canby Telcom
  • Rancho Murieta
  • TCT West
  • Comcast / Xfinity: Comcast / XfinityTV customers who get a Pac-12 channel as part of their TV package can watch all 7 Pac-12 channels live online at (but not Pac-12 Now) at  ***Note that Xfinity streaming is only on the Web, not on mobile devices such as iPad and iPhone.  Please contact Comcast with any questions about when Pac-12 streaming will be supported through the Xfinity TV apps on mobile devices.
So Charter, we aren't buying your baloney!!!!

Charter Baloney Part I

The following is a "Guest Opinion" published in today's Medford Mail Tribune  authored by
Frank Antonovich , vice president and general manager of Charter-Northwest

Charter's business is providing programming customers are interested in and want to watch. So, why wouldn't we want to provide Pac-12 Network, a network aligned so closely with Pac-12 teams, to our customers in Pac-12 Conference states?
We do.
When the Pac-12 universities moved games that were available on other TV stations and sports networks in years past to its own network, it was for one reason — money. These tax-payer-supported universities are now demanding an additional "tax payment" from each TV household for a handful of games previously free on local broadcast television.
A Charter customer recently told Mail Tribune reporter Dan Jones that he would like to see Charter at least offer a pay-per-view option for Pac-12 games.
So would we.
Pac-12 Network refused our offer to provide the games On Demand or allow us to offer games only to customers who want it, as the reader suggested.
Pac-12 Network has demanded a high price and placement on Charter's Expanded Basic level of service (which includes nearly all Charter customers) at a significant cost per customer each and every month. This would make Pac-12 one of the most expensive programming services on Charter's lineup, which would surely influence the price of our service to all customers, not just Pac-12 fan customers.
We have suggested other alternatives which would allow carriage for those desiring to support these teams, while protecting those who don't have the wherewithal to do so.
ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX, NBC, CBS SportsNet and FX will continue to provide the majority of Pac-12 Conference televised events, including most marquee conference match-ups. So, the cost demands from Pac-12 Network do not match up with the contests they plan to provide.
We believe it's important for you to know that Charter has successfully negotiated agreements with many other sports programmers, including Big Ten Network.
The Pac-12 Network's proposed terms and conditions are much less favorable than any of those agreements. In fact, the Pac-12 tax-payer-supported universities are requesting that Charter pay higher prices for their network than what has been agreed to with other area providers serving your neighbors in nearby communities.
It's a shame to have our customers placed in the midst of this negotiation; however, that's where the Pac-12 clearly wants them.
Frank Antonovich is vice president and general manager of Charter-Northwest

(Check out the Charter Baloney Part II above. )

Friday, October 26, 2012




Roxy Ann Lanes of Medford announced that it has acquired Dish Network satellite service in order to provide the PAC-12 network to its guests. Proprietor Lela Larkin said, “There are just too many people in the Rogue Valley who can’t view the Ducks and the Beavers when they are not carried on the major networks.”
Roxy Ann also has the World Series and the NFL on Fox, which are currently not available locally on Direct TV, plus the NFL Sunday Ticket.
The debut of PAC-12 network service at Roxy Ann begins Saturday at Noon with Colorado at Oregon, and then Oregon State visiting Washington at 7:15 PM.
For More Information, Contact Lela Larkin at 772-7171

Pac-12 fans irate with Charter, DirecTV

The Medford Mail Tribune has a news story on how upset Oregon and Oregon State fans are over Charter's refusal to carry the Pac 12 Networks. One fan called Charter and the person he talked to had no idea what he was talking about. Incredible! This weekend both Oregon and Oregon State are on the Pac 12 Networks!  Charter refused to talk to the Mail Tribune! A lot of angry Charter customers in Southern Oregon.  Time for Charter to get out of Southern Oregon and let someone else take over the franchise! Oregon has no professional football team and the Ducks and the Beavers are Oregon's Teams !!!!!! We are very passionate about them.Charter Business take a hike.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Games Charter Customers will NOT See this Weekend!

Saturday, October 27
12:00 PM
3:15 PM
6:45 PM
7:15 PM
That's right Charter customers there are 4 games on the Pac 12 Networks this weekend you will not see.  The fans of 8 of the 12 Pac 12 schools will not get to see their team and Pac 12 fans in general will miss these 4 games.   This will include BOTH Oregon schools, BOTH Washington schools, Colorado, Utah and Both Northern California schools. Charter you are making lot's of "friends" on the West Coast (sarcasm)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dish Viewing Spots in Medford, Oregon

If you live in Medford, Oregon and are stuck with Charter cable I have received reports the McDonald's on McAndrews and Lava Lanes have the Dish so you can get the Pac 12 Networks.  Call ahead to verify.   Will update as additional  viewing spots are found.  If you know of a spot send me an email or post in comments below.
If you own a buisness that has the Dish let me know and I will post it for Pac 12 fans.

Charter Customers:Football Games You Will NOT See This Weekend!

3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Charter, you can't believe the dissatisfaction with your services  you are creating! All the expensive  and slick advertising will not get it back. Dump Charter and get the DISH!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Charter Customers See What You Are Missing!

Jon Wilner in his blog for the San Jose Mercury News asked fans to post what they like and don't like about the new Pac 12 Networks.  Lots of interesting comments.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pac-12 Networks Now available for DISH customers from TV Everywhere Service

Charter Customers, a good reason to switch to the Dish! Today, the Pac 12 announced the following:

Pac-12 Now Allows Subscribers to Watch All Seven Networks from Anywhere with Internet Connection
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Networks, the seven full-time native HD linear networks dedicated solely to the Pac-12 Conference, are now available to DISH customers on their iPads, Macs and PC’s through the Pac-12 Now TV Everywhere service, it was announced today.
Starting immediately, DISH customers who receive the Pac-12 Networks as part of their subscription can watch all seven networks by authenticating their service on the free Pac-12 Now iPad app or on the Web at In addition to viewing all seven networks, fans can switch between multiple live events and enjoy coverage not available on their regional television network.
Pac-12 Now also allows fan access to an unprecedented amount of video content produced by Pac-12 Networks and member universities, including highlights, feature stories, game recaps, and exclusive Pac-12 Now video content. Pac-12 Now also features an electronic programming guide and gives fans the ability to share what they watch with their social networks.
A linear carriage agreement between Pac-12 Networks and DISH was first announced in September, and with the availability of Pac-12 Now, DISH subscribers join millions of customers of other distributors who can log in to view Pac-12 Networks broadcast channels from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection.
DISH customers who receive the Pac-12 Networks as part of their subscription can authenticate their service by entering their DISH Online ID and Password in the Pac-12 Now app or at DISH customers without an existing DISH Online ID can create one by visiting
Pac-12 Now is the latest and most significant step in Pac-12 Networks’ commitment to building out state-of-the-art technology infrastructure to serve its high-quality content across all platforms. The service will be available on iPhones, Androids and other smartphones in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Oregon vs Colorado on Pac 12 Networks

Time for Charter to get off the duff and get the Pac 12 Networks now!  It was announced today that the Oregon Duck football game against the Colorado Buffalo's set for October 27th at 12 Noon  in Eugene will be broadcast live on the Pac 12 Networks. Charter customers will not get it unless they come to an agreement ASAP.

On Friday, social media was abuzz after it was announced that DirecTV had received 80,000 emails about coming to terms with Pac-12 Networks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Charter Customers Will NOT see this Weekend!

It's Saturday night and your a Pac 12 football fan and you want to see a Pac 12 game to end your day of college football.  Well, if you are a Charter customer you are out of luck!

The Cal Bears will be playing the Washington State Cougars in Pullman at 7:30  PM PDT and you will not get it thanks to your cable provider Charter!

There will be NO other Pac 12 games shown anywhere else on TV to end your Saturday of college football

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pac 12 Fans........GET the DISH

For those Charter customers thinking on switching to the Dish to get the Pac 12 Networks the Dish has a nice program where you get free previews of some of their channels on higher tiers.  According to their website:

If you’ve been contemplating upgrading your existing DISH package, October is a great time to see what channels are available that you may not know about. Every month, DISH gives you free previews of DISH channels so you can explore all your programming options. This offer is a great way to enjoy some DISH channels new to you, and then you can decide whether or not to add these to an existing package and upgrade to one of DISH’s affordable packages bringing you a large variety of drama, comedy, reality TV, sports, news, music, movies and so much more!
Free DISH ChannelsHere is a list of the free DISH channels you can watch in October:
  • Pac-12 Networks channel 413 through October 9
  • DIY Network HD channel 111 through October 9
  • Current TV channel 215 through October 9
  • OWN HD channel 189 through October 9
  • TheBlaze channel 212 through October 9
  • GSN channel 116 through October 9

Read more:

If you live in the footprint of the Pac 12 and have the Dish  you will get the Pac 12 Networks on a lower tier.  That is, at this time, the big "hang up" for Charter! They don't want to put it on a lower tier in the Pac 12 states and the Pac 12 Network is insisting upon it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pac-12 Network asking about 90 cents ?

I have heard from several sources that the Pac 12 Networks is asking about 90 cents per subscriber per month in the Pac 12 Networks footprint from Charter  Click on the link for more information