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


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#141 ONLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

That's actually the right place to go to make a difference anyway, at least with commercial TV channels... the channel and the carrier (in this case PAC-12 and Dish) will each point you at the other one and you get nowhere...

But if you get the attention of the advertisers, that's where differences can be made.

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#142 OFFLINE   Heisenberg

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

Yippee! Pac-12 announced a deal just after midnight pacific time:

http://blog.pac-12.c...-12-reach-deal/

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:30 AM

The Press Release:


DISH fans score with Pac-12 Networks

Updated September 8, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – DISH and Pac-12 Networks announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement making DISH the only satellite provider to offer the sports programming that includes conference football and basketball games. DISH customers will have access to Pac-12 football games starting this weekend.

The agreement allows DISH subscribers to enjoy the hundreds of live sporting events, including 35 football games, more than 140 men’s basketball games, and hundreds of national championship caliber Olympic sporting events this season on Pac-12 Networks. Included in the lineup of football games will be multiple appearances by No. 2 USC, No. 4 Oregon and No. 25 Stanford.

The new agreement also provides DISH with exclusive category sponsorship for Pac-12 athletic programs. The sponsorship includes stadium signage and logo rights with each of the member schools including:

• University of Arizona
• Arizona State University
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Colorado, Boulder
• University of Oregon
• Oregon State University
• Stanford University
• University of California, Los Angeles
• University of Southern California
• University of Utah
• University of Washington
• Washington State University

“DISH is delighted to offer our customers more than 800 sporting events available on Pac-12 Networks each year, while giving them a great value,” said Dave Shull, DISH senior vice president of programming. “This is a great partnership with the Pac-12 that goes beyond the TV screen to the campuses in the form of an exclusive sponsorship to support the programs and the students.”

DISH is offering Pac-12 Networks as a free preview for a limited time to all DISH customers. Games are available starting this weekend, including the following:

• Sacramento State at Colorado, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 445
• Eastern Washington at Washington State, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 446
• Southern Utah at California, 12:00 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• Fresno State at No. 4 Oregon, 3:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• No. 18 Oklahoma State at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 413
• Duke at No. 25 Stanford, 7:30 p.m. PT, Ch. 445

“DISH wanted to deliver Pac-12 Networks to its customers and our fans will benefit,” said Gary Stevenson, President of Pac-12 Enterprises. “DISH’s line-up and ability to offer Pac-12 fans nationwide access to an unprecedented number of live quality sporting events make this a huge day for DISH customers and Pac-12 fans.”

DISH customers will have login access to stream all Pac-12 Networks content and additional sporting events through Pac-12 Now in the coming weeks.

“As a leader in TV Everywhere technology and providing customers the ability to watch live programming on the go, DISH is a great partner for Pac-12 Networks as we build out our digital and TV Everywhere capabilities that ensure fans can access our content when and wherever they choose,” concluded Stevenson.

Pac-12 Networks is available to all DISH customers as a free preview for a limited time. It is included in America’s Top 120+ package and above for customers in Pac-12 territory (which includes the six states with Pac-12 schools) and available nationwide in the Multi-Sport Pack for $9 per month.

About DISH
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.061 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

About Pac-12 Enterprises
Pac-12 Enterprises is 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 and a nation-leading 451 NCAA titles across 27 sports. Headquartered in San Francisco, Pac-12 Enterprises was created in 2011 to develop and launch the Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Digital, and to control the distribution of the Pac-12 intellectual property rights in sports and other Conference initiatives. The Pac-12 Networks are full-time native HD linear networks, available to video programming operators, dedicated solely to the Pac-12. They consist of a national network and six regional feeds that will televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company. Visit www.pac-12.com.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:36 AM

Unfortunately I still can't login to Pac 12 online and channel 413 hasn't been put up yet. So I'm not sure we're going to get this in time for the games today.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:39 AM

Methinks there will be an uplink coming soon to add the new channels (413, 445, 446).

Curious that the press release didn't mention HD... so we still have to cross our fingers on that one.

But, wow that was quick... I literally just got the email, checked my TV to see if the channels were up yet... then came here and James had already posted the press release and news headline.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

The first game is in eight hours ... Uplink Activity will be posted as it occurs.
(See My website for immediate updates.)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:47 AM

Methinks there will be an uplink coming soon to add the new channels (413, 445, 446).

413 remains in test mode ... 445 and 446 are available. They are regular Sports Alternative channels (mapped to 412-33 and 412-34 on the Hopper/Joey).
The EPG is not updated for the games but it appears that the contract has barely been signed - so give DISH time. At least the channel is known to be coming.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:51 AM

So will there be any way for us to watch the Sacramento State-Colorado, Eastern Washington-Washington State, and Duke-Stanford games on Dish tomorrow?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:57 AM

So will there be any way for us to watch the Sacramento State-Colorado, Eastern Washington-Washington State, and Duke-Stanford games on Dish tomorrow?

See the press release ... and be patient. :rolleyes:

BTW: DISH now has the release on their site: http://investor.echo...eleaseID=705725

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:17 AM

What a huge win for Dish Network over DirecTV. Great job!!!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:43 AM

What a huge win for Dish Network over DirecTV. Great job!!!

I would not call it a huge win over directv but congrats on the new addition.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:23 AM

DirecTV subscriber here.

I get the feeling, with Dish Network having arrived first, that DirecTV will now become more favorable to making a deal to carry Pac-12 Network.

Congratulations to Dish Network … and, of course, likewise its subscribers!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

What a huge win for Dish Network over DirecTV. Great job!!!


So far it looks like the PAC 12's gain is the BTN's loss,

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

This article (if accurate) might answer some questions, while raising others...

http://www.pacificta...3-online-stream

"Only the Pac-12 National Network will be carried, with the remainder of the content available on overflow channels."

"The regional channels will be available online via Pac-12 Now at a later date after the Pac-12 and Dish get everything installed in an orderly fashion."

"There could be one piece of bad news: If the original uplink was true, channel 413 was meant for standard definition ... However, it seems like the hope in the Pac-12 offices is that high-definition will be available soon, if not today."

So... it would seem like the national channel full-time, plus some part-time feeds for overflow games (presumably for football and maybe even basketball unlike the Big Ten deal).

Eventually support for the PAC-12 app and online access to the other regional feeds via streaming, but I gather Dish and PAC-12 need to get some stuff in place to make that happen so that might lag the rest of the deal by a couple of weeks I would guess.

Everybody is nebulous on HD... but clearly the PAC-12 intends Dish to pick-up their feeds in HD... so unless Dish has a bandwidth issue OR they have trouble actually getting the feed from the PAC-12 for some technical reason... my guess is they intend us to have HD today if possible, but if not then VERY soon.

All-around, this sounds like a pretty good deal... and from the press release that James posted, it sounds like Dish got some marketing considerations that help pay for these channels... so again, having them in HD would benefit everyone involved.

Now just waiting to see what lights up, when, and when the EPG gets an update for the games!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:44 AM

With about 30+ sports channels now, did we really need another 12? Just like drugs... Some cannot get enough.

I'm not against sports... just don't want to end up paying more for programming that I don't watch and in many cases, don't have a choice. As long as your willing to pay, I'm happy.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:09 AM

DirecTV subscriber here.

I get the feeling, with Dish Network having arrived first, that DirecTV will now become more favorable to making a deal to carry Pac-12 Network.

Congratulations to Dish Network … and, of course, likewise its subscribers!




Agree BUT Since Dish has landed the PAC12's stock just went up as they are now on a national provider so expect for Direct to have to pay more $$ and no word if Dish got Exclusive adversting on tv and stadiums,ect

Edited by rtd2, 08 September 2012 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

A couple of phrases in the Pac-12 announcement are noteworthy. Apparently the Pac-12 sweetened the deal for Dish by granting some exclusive rights.

The new agreement also provides DISH with exclusive category sponsorship for Pac-12 athletic programs. The sponsorship includes stadium signage and logo rights with each of the member schools

and....

DISH and Pac-12 Networks announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement making DISH the only satellite provider to offer the sports programming ...


Does anyone else read that last quote to mean that for multiple years... Dish will be the only satellite provider? Did Larry Scott totally sell out to the highest bidder between Dish and Directv?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

It seem that Directv should have no trouble matching Dish one National channel plus a few part-time.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

A couple of phrases in the Pac-12 announcement are noteworthy. Apparently the Pac-12 sweetened the deal for Dish by granting some exclusive rights.

and....


Does anyone else read that last quote to mean that for multiple years... Dish will be the only satellite provider? Did Larry Scott totally sell out to the highest bidder between Dish and Directv?


Thanks for that info!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:44 AM

Awesome awesome news.

Hey, we won! I'm the original thread starter. Do I get some sort of fruit basket?




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