Welcome!

Welcome to the Pac-12 Networks Blog. Out here on the West Coast, we have a culture of starting new things, and we’re about to embark on one of the most exciting new launches in media history.

Coming in August, get ready for the Pac-12 Networks, a division of Pac-12 Enterprises, the new content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world. With a nation-leading 448 NCAA titles across 27 sports (as of today), the Pac-12 has earned its preeminent position as the “Conference of Champions.”

Please allow us a bit more marketing speak: The Pac-12 Networks is a full-time linear network available to cable, satellite and telephone companies, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. It will consist of a national network and six regional feeds that will provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. The networks will televise more than 800 live sporting events annually and will showcase 12 Conference Championship events each year, representing 13 sports. The Pac-12 Digital group encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company.

We are excited and excited to share stories, news and behind-the-scenes glimpses of our ongoing story on the Pac-12 Networks Blog.

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17 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Please “Live stream” Pac-12 events (particularly football)
    I live in Costa Rica and do not own a T.V.
    There are many Pac-12 grads living abroad, you may have a market there !

  2. We are really looking forward to the Pac-12 Networks, and the progression of the Pac-12 Networks Blog! It’s an exciting thing to visualize this taking shape and to imagine the viewing possibilities with a national network televising 800 live sporting events! Good luck!

  3. OK, but when are we going to get the network onto DirecTv and Verizon? I know you’re on regular cable, but regula rcable is horrible. I have voiced my interest to DirecTV and Verizon to add the Pac12 network, and I will go with whichever one does. But I don’ want to be forced into cable, which is terrible for other sports options.

    • Greg,

      We are pushing hard on DirecTV, DISH, the telcos, etc. We encourage you and anyone you know to keep pushing them as well.

    • We are working hard on DirecTV and discussions have been positive, but we do encourage you and anyone else to let them know you want the networks.

  4. Cool. For Idaho PAC12 Supporters why not do a deal with Netflix streaming video like MLB did? Disch and Direct TV are not picking up the PAC12 Network. I would prefer to pay to be able to stream PAC12 games from Netflix anyway rather than paying for a full Dish or DirectTV offering. There are 3000 Sun Devil Graduates in Idaho. Figure out a way to broadcast Sun Devil Athletics to Idahoans!

  5. We’re very excited but worried we won’t get on East Coast cable networks. Other than sending a note, what can we expect in your negotiations, especially with Optimum?

    • We are working hard on trying to secure deals with DISH, DirecTV and many others. We will certainly keep everyone posted when we do secure new distribution agreements.

  6. Curious to know why every article on this blog so far has been about the California schools. What about a story on the Olympic trials in Eugene or a story on Ashton Easton, an Oregon grad who just set the decathlon world record. Plenty of other great things happening with the other 8 schools in the Pac-12. I’m not going to this blog if 90% of the articles are about Cal and Stanford.

  7. As a WSU fan living in the South, it was a proud day to see the announcement of the Pac-12 Networks. Every game televised nationally, no pay per view. Better coverage than the SEC! Now that the schedule is out, though, it appears that there are some conflicts with overlapping games. The “TV Anywhere” concept is great, but will cable providers like Comcast offer overflow channels to broadcast EVERY football game nationally in HD? There are less than ten of these conflicts, so this seems like a no-brainer to keep customers happy for little effort. Can you give us a definitive answer about what will happen with these overlapping games? Can you apply a little pressure to the cable companies?

    • Dan, everything is fluid at this point so we really have nothing definitive about how overlaps will be handled. Once we do know the answers we will be sure to get the word out in each market.

  8. The SEC has their network app on mobile devices such as the iOS devices and even on Playstation 3s. When will we find out which set top or mobile device will have the Pac-12 Network app? I’m sure millions of people are asking the same thing and a good number of them probably have gotten rid of their cable subscriptions in favor of internet only subscriptions where they can watch movies on NetFlex, Hulu, Vudu, etc. I’m one of those people who are not willing to subscribe to cable television. If ESPN has a WatchESPN app these days, I’d expect the Pac-12 Network to have that as well.

    I have put off buying a blu-ray player with built in wifi because I am waiting to hear about the Pac-12 Network streaming stuff. The sooner, the better.

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