It what seems to be a yearly ritual, it’s time once again to report that the Pac-12 Network and its regional channels are not going to be available on DIRECTV in time for college football and basketball season. Unlike DIRECTV, who continues to demand too high a price, the Pac-12 Network has reached an agreement with Frontier Communications to bring the channels to its Los Angeles area and Palm Springs customers.
More from the Los Angeles Times:
The conference also hopes to reach a deal with Charter, the other remaining holdout among major carriers.
The Pac-12 has reached an agreement with Cox Communications to carry the flagship Pac-12 Network in addition to its regional networks in Orange County and Palos Verdes and throughout Arizona, giving fans better access to high-profile games.
“This is good news for fans,” Scott said. “No matter where they live, they can watch their favorite football team play this season.”
Scott also announced three social media initiatives that would increase access to conference games. The conference will stream at least 150 games involving the traditional Olympics sports on Twitter. On Facebook, the Pac-12 will provide behind-the-scenes images and game-day content related to its 35 football broadcasts on the Pac-12 Network. On YouTube, the conference will combine all its news feeds into one platform to provide easier access to fans.
We’ll keep you updated if anything changes here at the TV, Internet and Phone Blog.