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PAC 12 Network Added (was For fans of the PAC12, plz request PAC12 Network)


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#1 OFFLINE   pmjones

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

DirecTV deal in the works for next week.

DISH now the only one who has not signed up for the PAC12 Network. College football is right around the corner and for us fans in the western USA, this is a must-have.

I am indifferent to the whole AMC fight, but DISH not getting this network would be hard to ignore, IMHO. I realize sports is not a big part of the DISH business model, but for a Colorado-based company, I would think this is something they would want to pursue. . . .

Please chat up a CSR or call DISH to request! They won't make changes without us speaking up.

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#2 OFFLINE   Willh

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

depends on how much the Pac-12 is trying to charge Dish to carry it and whether or not Pac-12 is co-owning this channel with Disney and the ESPN networks.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:05 PM

This just in from Twitter:

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Update per @wilnerhotline who just joins us on @espn700 Deal with @pac12 Network & DirecTV could come as soon as next week, DISH not likely

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Doesn't seem that Dish is going to get PAC12 Network.
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#4 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

Another over priced network.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Dish should have seen this coming, though, when they signed on for the Big10 Network. It is really going to stand out if they have Big Ten, and don't pick up Pac12...

IF Dish never picked up Big Ten, they would at least be consistent... but having one and not another seems like a recipe for losing a lot of customers who are on the West Coast.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Dish should have seen this coming, though, when they signed on for the Big10 Network. It is really going to stand out if they have Big Ten, and don't pick up Pac12...

IF Dish never picked up Big Ten, they would at least be consistent... but having one and not another seems like a recipe for losing a lot of customers who are on the West Coast.


I know for me, it could be a deal breaker when my commitment ends. Depends on pricing with that other satellite provider. And heck, I'll even consider (dare I say it) cable

Consistency isn't a factor to me-I just happen to have attended a PAC school (I don't want to date myself, but back then it was PAC-8 LOL) Go Cougs!

Edited by CeeWoo, 20 August 2012 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

DirecTV deal in the works for next week.

DISH now the only one who has not signed up for the PAC12 Network. College football is right around the corner and for us fans in the western USA, this is a must-have.

I am indifferent to the whole AMC fight, but DISH not getting this network would be hard to ignore, IMHO. I realize sports is not a big part of the DISH business model, but for a Colorado-based company, I would think this is something they would want to pursue. . . .

Please chat up a CSR or call DISH to request! They won't make changes without us speaking up.


Are you sure about the Directv thing being done and available next week?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

I know for me, it could be a deal breaker when my commitment ends. Depends on pricing with that other satellite provider. And heck, I'll even consider (dare I say it) cable

Consistency isn't a factor to me-I just happen to have attended a PAC school (I don't want to date myself, but back then it was PAC-8 LOL) Go Cougs!


Whoa Pac 8........ Hey, once a Coug, Always a Coug! :icon_bb::icon_bb::icon_bb:

#9 OFFLINE   CeeWoo

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Whoa Pac 8........ Hey, once a Coug, Always a Coug! :icon_bb::icon_bb::icon_bb:


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

Are you sure about the Directv thing being done and available next week?


Wilner out of NorCal, generally pretty reliable, tweeting next week for DTV.

http://blogs.mercury.../collegesports/

Nothing on his web site yet, but the tweets have been up today.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Wilner out of NorCal, generally pretty reliable, tweeting next week for DTV.

http://blogs.mercury.../collegesports/

Nothing on his web site yet, but the tweets have been up today.


He has the inside info in regards to the Pac12. With the offices in Walnut Creek and the TV studios in SF the Bay Area Newsgroup (SJ Merc, CoCo Times, and Oakland Tribune) is in their backyard.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

http://blogs.mercury...ectivity-issue/

Looks like DirecTV *may* be close to a deal.
Also looks like Dish is not.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

This just in from Twitter:

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Update per @wilnerhotline who just joins us on @espn700 Deal with @pac12 Network & DirecTV could come as soon as next week, DISH not likely

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Doesn't seem that Dish is going to get PAC12 Network.


Sorry but I don't care about football.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

I was a fan of the Pac-8 from 1964 to 1978 (and before, but that's another story), which included colleges from states that had a Pacific coastline. The competition between Washington, Oregon, and California schools was fun. The geographic area covered was the size of the entire East Coast and seemed to feel right.

When in 1978 they added Arizona and Arizona State, to create the Pac-10, my enthusiasm started to wane a bit. When they added the University of Colorado and the University of Utah in 2010 I felt they should rename it the Big Money Conference.

But I do like to watch some of the games.

According to Wikipedia the networks are the first owned fully by a conference without support from outside groups like Fox, CBS, or Comcast. However, their offices share the same building as Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

I'd rather it be available as a separate package so everyone in the region doesn't have to pay for it.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Sorry but I don't care about football.


Thanks for replying.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

The SEC network was formed by the SEC signing agreements with individual stations in most of the markets and did not rely on Dish or DTV to carry the "SEC Network"...

Each market that's under contract with the SEC can carry any game being televised..

This is a different marketing strategy and does not require Dish to set aside a group of channels to specifically carry SEC games..

Market demand for SEC games or Pac12 games?? Regional sports channels, local stations and the ESPN game plan satisfies most folks..

The BTN chose to market their games differently...which model is the most successful in the long run remains to be seen..
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

"The SEC Network" of right now is not the SEC Network that is coming. The current SEC Network is really nothing more than a syndication package to mostly OTA stations in the South. I think it is on some RSNs up north.

The SEC will have a cable/DBS/teleco channel in the future, probably the near future.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:18 AM

Sorry but I don't care about football.


Me neither. I actually want to watch Field Hockey, Soccer, and Track and Field.

Football is overrated. Besides, it should be called Handegg.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

DirecTV deal in the works for next week.

DISH now the only one who has not signed up for the PAC12 Network. College football is right around the corner and for us fans in the western USA, this is a must-have.

I am indifferent to the whole AMC fight, but DISH not getting this network would be hard to ignore, IMHO. I realize sports is not a big part of the DISH business model, but for a Colorado-based company, I would think this is something they would want to pursue. . . .

Please chat up a CSR or call DISH to request! They won't make changes without us speaking up.


I tweeted them last week. I was told they would "put a request in" for me. Dish needs to get this and add it to the sports pack!
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

Me neither. I actually want to watch Field Hockey, Soccer, and Track and Field.

Football is overrated. Besides, it should be called Handegg.


It may be overrated (not for me) but it brings in $$$$$ and ratings like no other sport. Plus College football is huge. I don't see many sports getting 105,000 people at every game like they do at Ohio State and in the south.

For people that don't like it there is a simple method. Turn the channel. ;)




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